Karrion Kross Says Steve Austin, Not John Cena, Is WWE’s “G.O.A.T.”

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What’s “best for business” is what dictates who the greatest of all-time is.

So while WWE is hyping John Cena as “The Greatest Of All-Time” as part of his latest return, if you ask Karrion Kross, the title of “G.O.A.T.” still belongs to “The Texas Rattlesnake.”

Karrion Kross recently appeared as a guest on “INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet” for an in-depth interview, during which he explained why he feels “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is the greatest of all-time.

“Well, I think to me, the GOAT is the guy that did the most for the business,” Kross said. “Not necessarily, had to be the best wrestler. But the guy that did meant the most to our business, and the guy that saved [it] in my eyes, saved the WWE. Steve Austin.”

Kross continued, “Yeah, I mean, what Steve did, and then to be injured and retire at 39. I mean, I keep forgetting this and until people remind me, well, I don’t see Steve as much as I used to. But he quit. He had to quit because of a broken neck at 39. Yeah, he got back in and out. But I mean, think about that. I mean. And he took a couple of swings. They put one label on him, but when he found that niche, him and Vince The Attitude Era, but it was Stone Cold, Shawn, Mike Tyson. And we were arguing about the NWO who’s gonna win a match? And can we go with three minutes instead of 10? I mean, it’s just bullsh*t. But that’s, that’s when all of a sudden where Bischoff didn’t know how to run a company. Then he put himself into it, which made it worse.”

Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below.