Stone Cold Steve Austin has won nineteen titles during his career, including six times the WWF Championship, two times the Intercontinental Championship and four times the WWF Tag Team Championship, becoming the fifth Triple Crown wrestler to claim.
He was also the winner of the 1996 edition of the King of the Ring tournament as well as the winner of the 1997, 1998 and 2001 editions of the Royal Rumble, setting an absolute record of victories to this day. undefeated. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Steve Austin talked about his popularity: “Everything is timing.
If I’d have come around 20 years earlier, I would have been a complete heel my whole career. I was certainly non-traditional for a babyface. People wanted a different brand of entertainment than they had been used to. I broke from the mold and was a guy that was running in the gray area.
You didn’t know what Stone Cold was going to do, but he was wildly entertaining. One of the things that really helped me out was the commentary of Jim Ross, just the way he backhandedly put me over. I just think it was high-energy.
I think it was the intensity, and I think there was an honesty to that character. I was trying to do the one thing that everybody should aspire to: to be the champion, by any means necessary”.