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• Stone Cold Reveals Which Movie Character Inspired His ‘Ringmaster’ Buzzcut

During a recent edition of The Steve Austin Show, WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin revealed which movie character inspired his Ringmaster buzzcut, if being a pro wrestler is hard & more.

Below are the highlights:

On which movie character inspired his Ringmaster buzzcut:

“Fast forward all those years, I came in as ‘The Ringmaster’ and I had that buzzcut and that was inspired by the Pulp Fiction movie, Bruce Willis’s character, and that one night, I’ve told this story many times, but we were working Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania], Mellon Arena, and I was traveling with Dustin Rhodes, Goldust, and I said, ‘man, eff it, I’m going to shave all this s*** off, can’t see it either way.’ I grew in the goatee, came up with the ‘Stone Cold’ gimmick, and that’s when all of the pieces started falling into place.

That’s when I got some direction. I’d just seen a light at the end of the tunnel. It turns out losing my hair was the best thing that ever happened to me. ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin would not have been ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin had that hair remained. Bald head plus ‘Stone Cold’, great gimmick, hard work, great storylines, great creative, great opponents, equals money. And that’s the bottom line.”

On if being a pro wrestler is hard:

“Haha! It’s hard as s***! There ain’t nothing easy about being a professional wrestler. You can be the best damn athlete in the world, come from a football background, a track background, basketball, baseball, wrestling. Mister, learning to be a professional wrestler is not an easy task. Just the mechanics of it, the psychology of it, the character development part of it… it took me, hell, it took me seven-and-a-half years to put all the pieces together. Yeah, I was a pretty good mechanic at a year, a year-and-a-half in the business, [but] the psychology of it needed some work. If I was in there with somebody, I could have a good match, but, man, to get to the top, it’s just like an AC/DC song, ‘it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.'”

On comparing ‘The Attitude Era’ to ‘The PG Era’ being unfair:

“I watch the business for what it is these days. I know that everything has changed. Everything [has] evolved or just gotten a little bit faster. So I watch it for what it is and I enjoy it for what it is, as long as they can give me stories where I can suspend my disbelief. I want to watch as a fan. I don’t want to watch as a grizzled veteran. I guess I did that for a couple of years, but I’m done doing that now.

Now, I just watch as a fan and it’s fun when you can watch WWE Superstars or someone you know in the business rip it up and you can send them a direct message or a text message to say, ‘man, lights out match – that was awesome’, is a pretty cool thing to do, so the business is what the business is in this day and age as I record this podcast in 2018. And I had my time. My time ended in 2003, so many things have changed, many years have gone by, but I dig it. It’s not really fair to [compare generations], so I just enjoy it.”

• Cody Rhodes Trolls Fans Regarding ALL IN 2 Location, ALL IN 2 Might Take Place At Madison Square Garden

Below is a video of Cody Rhodes trolling the fans big time regarding the location of ALL IN 2:

Below is a video of Cody & The Young Bucks teasing that ALL IN 2 might take place at Madison Square Garden:

• Former WWE Star Set To Return To Impact Wrestling At Slammiversary

Impact Wrestling announced that Johnny Impact (f.k.a John Morrison in WWE) will return to Impact Wrestling at Slammiversary on July 22.

        
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