Steve Austin reveals his Mount Rushmore of wrestling

by   |  VIEW 2249

Steve Austin reveals his Mount Rushmore of wrestling

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. With the character of The Ringmaster he had as manager "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, who awarded him the Million Dollar Championship (unofficial title).

In an interview with Peter Rosenberg of ESPN, he revealed his Mount Rushmore of wrestling: “The two I will give you, you gotta have Hogan, you gotta have Flair, I’ll stop right there, because those are the two that if you’re building a Mount Rushmore, those are the two you gotta have, and I won’t say anymore than that.

Hogan, Flair, or Flair, Hogan. There’s not a 1-2, there’s not a 2-1, that’s just the two guys on it”. On if he ever considered staying in ECW longer when WWE called him: “Knew it was time to move on, because you know, and of course, I was just talking to Paul down there in Florida the other day and we’re very, very close, but hey man, everybody knew that you’re going down there, they’re the main roster and those guys are gonna stay there for a little bit, but if I guy like me was gonna get a call to go to New York, man, I had a wife and I had a house payment and all that other stuff, bills coming in the mail just like everybody else, so I needed to go to the place where I could make the most money, and that was New York, that’s what we called it, the WWF at the time.

Working one night a week doesn’t really cut it. If I coulda stayed down there for six, eight, nine months, who knows what we coulda done, a year or two, there’s all kinds of stuff we coulda done, but you’re in business to make the money and really, when you’re in the trenches, even when we were in WCW, and we were battling WWF at the time, it wasn’t the Monday Night War, but it was a war, and we kind of felt like we were putting on a better wrestling product, but when you get the call, you knew that the WWE, then F, was the show, it was the big show”.