Stone Cold Steve Austin is a person who has given a lot to WWE, and in an interview with Kelly Clarkson, he recalled his rivalry with The Rock. What makes us happy is the fact that they are still friends, and that they still have great respect for each other.
“Rock and I had been great friends from the moment he came into the company, and we turned our relationship into a rivalry. And at many times, regardless of who was playing the good or bad guy, we always had a great friendship and a lot of respect and love for each other.
The Rock was always my favourite opponent because he brought out the best in me, and I brought out the best in him. When you put the two No. 1 guys in there together, magic happens,” - Austin said, as quoted by FirstSportz.
Stone Cold Steve Austin on The Rock
The records they set are still being told today. Austin also remembered an interesting detail during their match. “Rock and I headlined three WrestleManias together, which nobody has ever done.
He knew that after that match, I was going to retire and ride off into the sunset. He knew that I didn’t want to retire but I had some nerve and neck issues and I needed to get out of the business. After the three count, after he pinned me following three Rock Bottoms, he told me, ‘man, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me.
I just want to know I love you, man”. During one episode of the BrewBound Podcast, Stone Cold Steve Austin also talked about drinking beer during Wrestle Mania. “I’ve been drinking beer my whole life, and I don’t speak technical beer language.
But, we have given all those other brands a little bit of a rub by using their beer. So, to go out there and drink our own beer was very satisfying”.