• Stone Cold Steve Austin Explains Why He Drank A Lot Of Beer During His WrestleMania 38 Match
6-Time WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin came out of retirement for a match after 19 years.
In the main event of Night 1 of WrestleMania 38, Austin defeated Kevin Owens in a No Holds Barred match.
Austin drank a lot of beer during this match and it was because his mouth was getting dry.
Below is what he said the BrewBound Podcast:
“Man, it was a bunch, and the thing about it was, I have been gone for so long, 19 years…you cannot replicate that type of setting in your home gym.
I work out all the time here. I was doing all kinds of cardio, circuits, stuff like that. But, I kept calling for those beers, not to gratuitously advertise them, but because I genuinely had cottonmouth.
So, anytime I needed a breath of air, or just needed to wet my whistle, I’d call for my beer guy to throw me a beer. Of course, I’d toss it, and continue on with the spectacle that we were presenting.
Luckily, anyone that watched that PPV, or everyone there in attendance knew we weren’t going to have a scientific back and forth match.
It was going to be a brawling spectacle, and that’s exactly what it was.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 20, 1999) – WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1999, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Ravishing” Rick Rude (Real name: Richard Rood) at the age of 40 due to an accidental overdose.
Rude wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1987 until 1990 and then went to Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1991.
His great career was cut short due to an injury that happened during a match against Sting in 1994, but even after retiring from active professional wrestling, Rude still appeared as a manager on WWF Television, where he managed D-Generation X, and later on WCW TV where he became a non-wrestling member of the nWo New World Order.
Still to this day, Rick Rude’s physique is unmatched in the wrestling business, so his body is considered one of the best in professional wrestling history.
In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old WWF/WCW rival Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.
† REST IN PEACE RICK RUDE
December 7, 1958 – April 20, 1999