Steve Austin has worked with some of the most recognizable stars the professional wrestling business has ever seen, so it’s safe to say that he has an eye for talent.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated Austin talked about which talents he thinks could become top stars, and he had high praise for Andrade.
“Right now, the people that are on top are the people that should be on top. But I called this two years ago watching his match when he did the favors for somebody that night, and I said, ‘Man, this Andrade kid is going to be a player one of these days.’ I think he’s proving that.”
Austin went on to say that Andrade is a “hell of a worker” but he may need to tweak his character.
“The people that have tremendous success either have a gimmick that is so close to them that it’s basically them turned up or it’s so far away from them that it cannot be missed. It’s all about how you resonate with the people. Wrestling is a relationship, whether you’re a heel or a babyface, you’re establishing yourself as a brand. How do you make them feel? They’re living vicariously through your storylines. They feel strength, vulnerability, or power. If it works, you’re doing something that resonates with people in regards to entertainment and wanting to invest in a person.”
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