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Stone Cold Steve Austin has spoken with WWE.com regarding several topics including tonight's podcast with Vince McMahon to air live on the WWE Network.
There's some big talking points coming out of the interview which you can read on WWE.com here.
Here's some highlights:
WWE.COM: What is the one thing you want Mr. McMahon to have to answer on your live podcast on WWE Network?
AUSTIN: Nothing is off limits. There’s a line that I won’t cross, but that’s for my standards — nothing that WWE has told me. There are many things I’d like to ask him. I’d like to know what’s going on with CM Punk. I’d like to know how Daniel Bryan’s health is. I’d like to know whose idea it was in Atlanta [that made me] take my ball and go home in 2002. I reacted the worst way possible, but I want to know who came up with that masterpiece of an idea. Guys like me come along very seldom in the wrestling business. You can count ’em on a couple of fingers.
WWE.COM: Point blank, is there any chance we’ll see the black trunks and black boots anytime in the near or distant future?
AUSTIN: As we speak right now, no.
WWE.COM: How did your podcast, “The Steve Austin Show,” get started?
STEVE AUSTIN: Man, I tell you what. I’d wanted to start a podcast for about a year or so, but I’m not very good with technology and made no progress. The folks at PodcastOne called my agents. They were looking for someone to start a show that could move a needle. For all those years doing Monday Night Raw every week with WWE, that was my creative outlet. I had a blast living life on the road and being a man of the squared circle and telling stories, but I missed engaging with the fans that I worked so long and hard to entertain. So I started the podcast not for the money, but as a creative outlet for whatever goes on inside my brain.
WWE.COM: On your show, you’ve done interviews and commentary on your most famous matches, and some more free-form episodes, like one where you wrestled a fly in a hotel room. What are your favorite types of episodes to do?
AUSTIN: I enjoyed breaking down my matches, because wrestling fans really like to know what I’m actually thinking, and why certain things needed to happen at a certain time. But when I wrestled that fly, I was down in Mexico filming season two of “Redneck Island.” I was in a five-star hotel and my room was 4,000 square feet full of marble and granite, but I did not have access to the Internet, because a storm had come through and it was down. I went down the lobby and a fly landed on my ear. And then it landed on my nose. So I thought, “Why don’t I do a show where the fly lands on my microphone and I start talking to it?” And then I went into Gordon Solie mode, and I did it all ad-libbed in one take.