WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin recently appeared on MMA journalist Ariel Helwani’s 200th edition of “The MMA Hour,” his weekly online show at MMAFighting.com, which airs every Monday at 1:00pm E.T.
“The Rattlesnake” discussed a number of newsworthy topics as it pertains to the world of pro wrestling during the interview, including the possibility of returning to the wrestling ring.
When the subject of an in-ring return came up, Austin shared his feelings on why it might be a tough move to make. Austin mentioned that it took a solid three years to get the pro wrestling bug out of his system, going as far as to say it was almost as if he was going through pro wrestling-withdrawals. He said if he were to return, it would take a solid three-to-four months of training to get his timing and conditioning back at the level it would need to be at to perform at 100-percent, noting that anything less simply isn’t his style. After that, Austin said if he were to return for a match, after it was over, “what’s next?” That, to Austin, is a big sticking point.
The former multiple-time WWE Champion also mentioned that fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross would be the special guest on his next podcast, which hits the internet on Tuesday at PodcastOne.com. Austin said he spoke to JR about “resigning” from WWE, noting that “Good Ole’ JR” took the high road, calling him a “class-act.” Additionally, Austin talked about the possibility of adding a third weekly podcast to his schedule, teasing that he may add a show where he breaks down each week’s WWE RAW television show.
As far as future plans, “Stone Cold” talked about doing more reality television, including a potential new hunting show on the “Outdoor Channel,” as well as more film work.
You can check out the Steve Austin interview on The MMA Hour at MMAFighting.com. The entire show, which also featured MMA fighters Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Chael Sonnen, Urijah Faber, Chris Weidman, Conor McGregor, Dan Hardy and top-MMA trainer Greg Jackson, will be archived and available later today.