WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin recently did an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard blog and he touched on various topics. Austin talked about working with Vince McMahon, his Broken Skull IPA, his thoughts on some of WWE’s up and coming talent and more. You can check out the full interview here along with some highlights below.
Kevin Owens needing a title run:
“I think they’ve got to give Kevin Owens a run with the belt. He’s a veteran and he’s really clicking on the mic, and the kid is super talented. Give him a f—— run. I don’t know why you wouldn’t give the guy the opportunity, he’s just too good.”
Samoa Joe working in NXT:
“Joe should have been on the roster a year ago. F—, I’m the biggest Samoa Joe fan in the world. I was bucking for that guy two or three years ago. What the f—, you’ve got a 15-plus year veteran hitting the ropes, going through drills, and putting on matches at NXT? Are you f—— ribbing me? The kid only has so many miles and bumps in his tank. I’m a huge Samoa Joe fan, give him a run.”
Thoughts on AJ Styles:
“AJ Styles just carried Roman Reigns to two world class matches back-to-back. The second one wasn’t as good as the first, but it’s hard to top an all-time classic. Reigns carried his end, but that was all AJ. They keep beating that f—— kid, and they’ve got a potential superstar on their hands. He’s only been working 16, 18 years, f—, he’s got it figured out. Put a rocket on his ass and send him to the moon. I would love to see them run with Styles. I called him over the last time I saw him, which was before he got into that string of really good matches, and we’d never met. I said, ‘Hey man, good luck.’