NFL quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos has risen to national prominence in the United States over the past several months and is well known for his religious faith. Tebow, who has referenced the bible verse John 3:16 several times during interviews, has coined the phrase “Tebow 3:16″ – a phrase wrestling fans might lead some wrestling fans to claim gimmick infringement on a certain Texas rattlesnake.
WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who quoted Austin 3:16 when delivering beatdowns to his opponents during his legendary WWE run, spoke to TMZ.com this week about Tebow using “3:16.” Austin says he wouldn’t mind passing down the “3:16″ to Tim Tebow – on one condition. Austin told TMZ.com:
“Austin 3:16 still rules. If Tebow can throw for 316 yards again this weekend then hell, he can have the numbers and I’ll have no problem with it.”
“A guy named John was using it before me … so if Tebow can do it again, more power to him! I wish him all the luck in the world. I’m not a Denver fan but Tim’s a great role model for kids.”