Austin Says “Tough Enough” Window Is Closed, Sammartino On Hansen Breaking His Neck, SD
– Promoting his latest movie The Package, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was asked about the status of Tough Enough. “I think that window is closed,” remarked Austin. He also added that WWE “dropped the ball with Tough Enough.” The audio interview is available at KISW.com.
– The February 15th episode of Smackdown did 2,682,000 viewers, down over 500,000 people from last week.
– On April 26, 1976, Bruno Sammartino suffered a neck fracture in a match against Stan Hansen at Madison Square Garden, when Hansen improperly executed a body slam and dropped Sammartino on his head. Despite doctors’ orders, Sammartino insisted on flying home to Pittsburgh that night. 1Wrestling.com has released vintage audio of Sammartino detailing the incident to Bill Apter at a hospital the week after and what the prognosis for his future was back then.