• Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals His Toughest Decision Ever
WWF Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin was recently interviewed by old school wrestling journalist Bill Apter, where Steve revealed the toughest decision he ever had to make.
Here’s what The Texas Rattlesnake had to say:
“Believe me, retiring at 38 was the toughest, one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do, walk away from the business that I love so much.
This is one of the things that I love more than anything in my life. I have my family, and of course, they are very close to me, but Professional Wrestling, you want to call it Sports Entertainment, it’s all the same to me.
This is one of my biggest, if not the biggest, passions of my life. So it was very hard for me to walk away at 38 years of age.
There is no telling as to what I would have done had everything else played out the same with respect to the development of the character.
But you know, things along the way, getting dropped on my head forced me to turn into a brawler but god, if I could have had that kind of physicality and you know, that kind of health that I had in my youth. The run would have lasted a lot longer.”
Stone Cold originally retired at a young age of 38, when he lost his WrestleMania XIX match against The Rock on March 30th 2003 in Seattle, Washington.
However, the former 6-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion came out of retirement earlier this year, when he wrestled an impromptu match against Kevin Owens in the main event of WrestleMania 38 – Night 1.
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• Legendary Manager Celebrates His Birthday
Legendary Old School Wrestling Manager Teddy Long (Real name: Theodore R. Long) celebrates his 75th birthday today.
He has worked for both big promotions, World championship Wrestling (1985-1996) and the World Wrestling Federation, later known as WWE (1998-2014), and in both cases he started as a Referee for several years, before becoming a successful manager.
The most famous names Teddy Long has managed are Johnny B. Badd, Doom, Norman the Lunatic, Mark Henry, The Skyscrapers, Jim Powers, D’Lo Brown, Ice Train, Sgt. Craig Pittman & Jazz.
He was also the long-time General manager of the WWE SmackDown! brand from 2004 till 2012.
In 2017, The A.P.A. inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEDDY LONG!