Steve Austin on how video games helped him
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The name Steve Austin is one of the most familiar faces in the history of pro wrestling. A man who left a lasting impression on the sport. Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character podcast was the perfect opportunity for him to talk about the video game covers he's been on.
In spite of the fact that he was surprised by all of this, he knew he deserved it. “It was War Zone, the one with my arms up in the air [on the cover]. When you are a punk ass kid growing up in South Texas, you never expect you’re going to be on the cover of a video game and you know, A&E did a Biography on me.
I told them, I said, ‘Dude, at the end of the day, I’m just a dude from Edna. I’m still that guy.’ so yeah, to see myself on the cover of a video game and to be on a couple of the 2K Games, that’s a blast.
I never envisioned it in a million years. Does it mean something to me? Absolutely”. - Steve Austin said, as quoted by pwmania.com
While he was popular in spite of the fact that video games were not a part of his fan base at the time, they did provide him with additional popularity, even for those who were not fans of WWE.
Austin has already made a name for himself worldwide and he is not someone we need to talk too much about now. “Well, all these years later, when I retired in ’03, the video games and the WWE Network, I’m still as — people recognize me as much now than they used to when I was on fire, due to the video games and do to all that stuff. So it’s really helped me a lot”.