Stone Cold talks about the origin of Austin 3:16

Stone Cold Steve Austin gives insights about the origin of Austin 3:16. He is set to come out of retirement at WrestleMania 38

Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the greatest and most loved. The WWE Universe recently celebrated the 3:16 day. Austin won the King of the Ring, which changed his life forever. 

Steve Austin
Steve Austin is one of the legends in the history of WWE

Recently he did an interview with Rich Eisen, the Rattlesnake talks about how all this started.

 “They had decided I was going to be that guy to get the push, and the first match of that night, I was wrestling Marc Mero, he did this fancy move, and he ended up kicking me in the mouth and split my mouth wide open. “They ended up taking me to the hospital to get stitched up, so while I’m going to get about 14-15 stitches in my upper lip, Jake Roberts would be my next opponent.”

But as Austin was coming back on his way back from the hospital, preparing for his next match. Few words from Michael Hayes to him gave birth to the iconic promo.

“As soon as I stepped out of the ambulance coming back, I just had a pair of shorts on with my gear on and everything, and Michael Hayes came up to me and says ‘hey, I just want to let you know while you are gone, Jake cut a religious promo on you.’ So he kind of told me words to the effect of what he said, and I said as soon as he said that, Austin 3:16 popped into my mind.

Steve Austin talks about the details of Austin 3:16 and how he won the two grand-slams

Stone Cold continued in the interview to talk in detail about how Austin 3:16 was born and his conquest of the two grand slams. He also mentioned his two trademarks and how the bottom end of the promo came.

“Back in the day, the old football days, they always had the John 3:16 posters behind the field goal attempt, and I said, ‘Oh man, I’ve got one for ass.’ I just spun that thing together, and when we went out, we went out there, and I wrestled Jake, it was a short match. Go over there and do the promo with the guy who told me about the Jake promo, and I just let it loose. Pretty much an ad-lib, one of those things you just let it go on the fly and gold starts happening.”

“I said, ‘Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!’ And as I kept on, Vince was doing the announcing, and I knew I needed a button at the end of that promo. Something I just pulled out of thin air… ‘And that’s the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so!’ I got two trademarks. I hit two grand slams at two at-bats at an event I was never supposed to win. It was just something I capitalized on, the timing was right, I was right, and I was ready. Magic happened that night.”

Stone Cold is a living legend and one of the most loved superstars. He is now coming out of retirement in this WrestleMania to face off against Kevin Owens, which will be a treat to all the fans.

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