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Stone Cold Recalls Booker T Almost Knocking Him Out, Being Really Angry At Big Boss Man

Stone Cold Steve Austin WWF Champion

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 13, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Joyce Atheltic & Convocation Center in South Bend, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.

Here is the card:

1. Hillbilly Jim, Pedro Morales & Tito Santana vs. Barry O, Moondog Spot & The Raider

2. Adrian Adonis vs. Mario Mancini

3. Can-Am Connection vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Jimmy Jack Funk

4. Kamala vs. Jack Kruger

5. Jake Roberts vs. Dick Slater

• Stone Cold Recalls Booker T Almost Knocking Him Out, Being Really Angry At Big Boss Man

In this flashback article, we take a look at WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin talking about taking a hard shot from Booker T during a match, being really angry at Big Boss Man & more.

Below is the story:

“One time I was working with Booker T somewhere. Me and Booker T worked together a lot and had a blast and I loved Booker T. But one time, I don’t know it was like a jab or a cross, but he knocked the dog sh*t out of me. And it incensed me immediately and I knew that a return receipt must be fired now.

So as soon as he hit me and I said God dang it and I hit him with a right hand. Like I said earlier my right arm doesn’t straighten out, but I threw the hardest shot I could back at him because that’s how hard he hit me. And I told him backstage, I said, “Man! If we ever get in the fight I’m gonna whip your a$$ because I know that I took your best shot and my shot didn’t connect good because my right arm wouldn’t straight back.” And he started laughing. That would be a shot that I fired that I thought had to be an immediate receipt and we still laugh about that to this day.

But other than that the hottest I ever got in the business of pro wrestling was when I was working the Kiel Center in St. Louis Missouri and I was working an angle. I don’t remember who I was working with but Big Boss Man was supposed to run out there and hit me with the chair to cause me to lose the match.

We get in the spot and it’s at the end of the match, there’s no Big Boss Man. He’s nowhere to be found. That big bastard was supposed to run out there and cause me to lose the match, so that we can get off and start working an angle together.

So here comes Jerry Brisco. Jerry Brisco was one of the great shooters out of Oklahoma State and those Old School guys aren’t really great with chairs because they didn’t really use steel chairs or even wooden chairs back in their generation. They didn’t sling them like we would sling them during Attitude Era and currently.

So he comes out there and hits me with this weak-a$$ chair shot. I got to go down. I get beat. I really want him to kill me with that chair to look better. But anyway, I get to the back and then all of a sudden as I’m getting to the back and I’m like, “Where is he??” And here comes Big Boss Man.

He had been in the back talking to Undertaker while the match was going on. I guess Undertaker was in the main event or he had already wrestled. But he was back there talking to Taker and man it was the loudest cuss job I’d probably ever done in a history of the business. And I never ever lose my cool.

I really uncorked on Ray (Big Boss Man) because I was really upset that he wasn’t there because not only did he mess up the match, but that nullified our angle that we were supposed to work and I was looking forward to working with Ray. And he was such a great guy and a great big man.

There weren’t too many times I got heated up. I mean when you go out there and you’re at that level, you’re a pro. And you take pride in what you’re doing. You know that things are work and that things can go wrong. And if they do go wrong, it’s up to you to fly by the seat of your pants. And that’s something that I always prided myself on.

Whether it’s on a promo segment or a segment with physicality in a match or complex matches where multiple people are involved, things get out of order. You just got to find a way to make chicken salad out of chicken shit. So that’s the way we always rolled.”

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