• Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals Who Is On His Mount Rushmore Of Wrestling
WWF Legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was recently interviewed on Busted Open Radio, where he was asked to name his Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling, but he – despite Mt. Rushmore containing 4 people – decided to only name two legends, who would be on his version of the colossal sculpture.
Here’s what Austin said:
“I never build one, but I’ll build half of one, because in my mind you have to have Ric Flair, you have to have Hulk Hogan and I’ll leave the rest for anybody to do. I know you have Bruno Sammartino from that era, but my two guys that I’ll always go to are Hogan and Flair. And I’ll leave the rest to everybody else.
I’m not going to put myself on there, because I’m not going to blow smoke. I had a good run, if someone’s got me on there that’s cool. But my two are Hogan and Flair. It would’ve been great to go against Hogan. He was still pretty primed up, he was on the backside but could still do it. My headspace wasn’t in the right place, but certainly I could’ve done it.
The guy’s drawing power is unheard of, and he did it for so long at a high level. Hogan was a great worker in his own right, and just had such an ear and such a feel for the people about how to draw them in.
When it comes down to ringing that bell though the greatest World Champion and my favorite of all time is ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. I thought he represented the World Championship title across the world better than anybody ever has.
Shawn Michaels, when you ring a bell to when you ring a bell to end the match, is the best performer.
As far as the reality of wrestling, who made it really seem like the truest sport in the world, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.”
Stone Cold Steve Austin is rumored to return in a non-wrestling role at next year’s WrestleMania 38, which will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (June 28, 2004) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Vengeance 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the official match-card from that night:
1. Chris Jericho & Edge vs. Batista & Randy Orton
2. Triple H vs. William Regal
3. La Resistance vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Rhyno
4. Chris Benoit vs. Kane