Steve Austin is without a doubt one of the most famous wrestlers of all time, but it’s been over 15 years since The Rattlesnake hung up his boots for good.
Austin recently opened up about what he missed the most when he left the business on the Steve Austin Show, and he said that it wasn’t the money, it was the adrenaline rush that he got from the fans.
“One of the biggest things I missed about the business – I’m over it now – you miss the paycheck. f–k the paychecks. What you miss the most is the adrenaline from that crowd. Whether it’s a boo or a cheer, it’s the desired reaction you’re trying to achieve at the time at the highest level. That’s what you miss. Man, when I turned babyface, and I preferred working heel, but when I got over as a baby, so that’s the way we went.”
Austin also talked about the night that Mick Foley defeated The Rock to become WWE Champion for the first time, and he noted that even though the moment was about Mick, he’ll never forget the reaction he got from the crowd when he helped Foley out.
“When I blew the roof off of a place when they had a scenario set up for me like Mick Foley winning the [WWE] title from [The] Rock when [Eric] Bischoff announced the results on WCW [Monday] Nitro. That pop I got that night for helping Mick out, well, they had built that moment up. Mick, and Rock, and everybody out there had built that moment up so that the stage had been set for me to get that pop. And it was all about Mick because Mick won the championship that night, but I’ll never forget it.”
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