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Steve Austin Reveals Who Was The Original Stone Cold, GFW Starting Their Own Network Similar To The WWE Network, Raw & SmackDown Live Viewership For This Week

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Steve Austin Reveals Who Was The Original Stone Cold

During a recent appearance on the X-Pac 12360 podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin talked about the original ‘Stone Cold’, his car ride with Barry Windham & more. Below are the highlights:

On why he thinks “Superstar” Billy Graham was the original ‘Stone Cold’:

“He was at another level in a different world. Big props to Superstar because really, he was the first Stone Cold because when Vince McMahon Sr. was running the promotion he was a white hot heel who transitioned himself into a babyface, but senior didn’t really know what to do with him.”

On his car ride with Barry Windham:

“Windham looks over at me and goes, ‘kid, who you riding with?’ I said, ‘I don’t know man. Guess I’ll just get a Rent-A-Car.’ He goes, ‘Why don’t you ride with us?’ I said, ‘Well cool.’ Got in the car, it was a Cadillac. A brand new Cadillac Four Star V8. I never sat in a Cadillac, much less drove one. Barry goes, ‘Kid, you want to drive?’ I said, ‘Well sure.’

So we’re going down the highway somewhere in the south; Florida or Georgia, somewhere like that. And we’re going down the road and I’m just looking at all the gadgets you know. The speedometer and all that stuff and I veer off the road and I jerk it back and it was kind of scary because I was going about 70mph. And Barry the king of the no sell, looks at me like this (WTF) ‘You okay kid?’

On his funny conversation with The Ultimate Warrior:

“I had a few phone conversations with him after he changed his name to Warrior. I am talking to him on the phone and I am thinking, “Hey, Warrior” (laughs). I feel like a mark, well I am calling him Warrior… here’s Warrior, I know his name is Jim … and I am waiting for him to say, ‘Steve, man, just call me Jim,’ and he never did.”

GFW Starting Their Own Network Similar To The WWE Network

As we noted before, Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso reported that Anthem (the parent company of GFW) is considering selling GFW. Kevin Sullivan called out Sports Illustrated regarding this story and revealed in his tweets that Global Wrestling Network is coming.

Below are the tweets:

Raw & SmackDown Live Viewership For This Week

This week’s episode of Raw, which featured The Big Show vs. Braun Strowman in a Steel Cage match in the main event, drew 2.93 million viewers. This is down from previous week’s 3.30 million viewers.

Below are the results from Raw:

John Cena def. Jason Jordan

Roman Reigns confronted John Cena

Cesaro & Sheamus def. Heath Slater & Rhyno

Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Jeff Hardy

Enzo Amore, Cedric Alexander & Gran Metalik def. Noam Dar, Tony Nese & Drew Gulak

Bray Wyatt challenged Finn Bálor to a match at No Mercy 2017

Nia Jax and Emma def. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Sasha Banks to add themselves to the Raw Women’s Title Match at No Mercy 2017

Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

Braun Strowman def. Big Show (Steel Cage Match)

Below are the top 10 moments from this week’s Raw:

On the other hand, this week’s episode SmackDown Live, which featured a #1 contenders match between Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event, drew 2.58 million viewers.

This is up from previous week’s 2.46 million viewers. Below are the results:

Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens finally came to blows

SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya def. Ms. Money In The Bank Carmella

Dolph Ziggler re-debuted on SmackDown LIVE … sort of

Aiden English def. Sami Zayn

Shane McMahon was suspended indefinitely as the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner

Baron Corbin def. Tye Dillinger

Carmella kissed (and smacked) James Ellsworth

Shinsuke Nakamura def. Randy Orton

Below are the top 10 moments from this week’s SmackDown Live:

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