Before partnering with WWE to create the "Broken Skull Sessions" on the WWE Network/Peacock, WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin hosted his podcast, "The Steve Austin Show." The show ran for an impressive seven years before Austin discontinued it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently, Austin revealed that he's been contemplating a revival of his podcast, but with a fresh format that focuses more on his personal life and experiences rather than guest interviews. In a conversation with "Wrestle Rant," Austin shared his thoughts on the potential comeback of his podcast.
Austin Ponders Podcast Revival
"I have been thinking about kicking it back up," he said. "I stopped a couple of years ago when COVID hit. Now and then, I am inspired to strike it back up, but I want it to be more about what I'm doing in my life rather than being guest-driven.
You've got to do a lot of research if you want to show respect to the guests. You can't change them." Austin explained that he'd prefer a more casual approach, focusing on sharing stories and engaging with listeners. "So, If I can just do it at a BS level and tell a few stories, and if that's enough to rope people in ...
I might just do it because it'll give me something to do," he concluded. "The Steve Austin Show" was primarily centered around interviews with notable wrestling figures, such as Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Eric Bischoff, and Bret Hart, among many others.
Initially, the podcast was available in two versions: a family-friendly edition and an "Unleashed!" adult-oriented performance. In February 2018, the adult-oriented version was dropped and merged with the family-friendly edition, ultimately leading to the podcast's discontinuation in 2020.
Although Austin's interview format was carried over to the "Broken Skull Sessions," his candid rants that were once a significant part of the original podcast became less frequent. By reviving "The Steve Austin Show" with a new format focused on his personal experiences, Austin could recapture the essence of his original podcast while offering a fresh and engaging approach for his listeners.
The possibility of a podcast comeback has piqued the interest of wrestling fans, who would undoubtedly appreciate hearing more about Austin's life and thoughts on various topics. Whether or not the podcast returns, it's evident that Steve Austin continues to have a strong influence in the wrestling world and remains a beloved figure in the industry.