Since Steve Austin and Vince McMahon are at odds, WWE no longer has a host for the upcoming return of Tough Enough. They reportedly turned their attention to Chris Jericho, who is also doing a podcast interview show or the company. They feel that he would be a more than adequate replacement for Austin. Jericho, however, has stated that he has not had any talks with the front office about the role. He might just be working the fans, though.
April 11, 2015
WWE was really hoping that Steve Austin would jump on board and be the host of the returning Tough Enough series. However, the two sides are at odds right now, something that they are denying, by the way. Management has been searching for a replacement, and they might have found one in Chris Jericho, who is on much better terms with the front office than Austin. Interestingly enough, Jericho replaced Austin as the podcast show host.
April 8, 2015
Wanting to clear the air on the matter, Steve Austin took to his podcast interview show to address the rumors that he has backstage heat with WWE. He basically denied everything that is being said about the situation. Austin states that he was never scheduled to be on the same flight as the Undertaker. He simply was not booked for Wrestlemania. He also stated that there is no truth to the rumors of him having beef with Vince McMahon.
April 7, 2015
Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a lot of rumors floating around about Steve Austin and his relationship with Vince McMahon. Some are saying that he is no longer involved with WWE because of a dispute with the CEO. Since he wants to clear the air, Austin stated that he would be addressing the matter on his podcast interview this week. That is a very smart move because it will draw in a lot of new listeners.
April 6, 2015
Reports surfaced earlier that Chris Jericho was given a podcast show by WWE after the company decided to drop Steve Austin, who apparently upset Vince McMahon with some of the questions that he asked Triple H. That has led fans to speculate that Jericho would be doing a more company friendly version. In response, the former world heavyweight champion sternly stated that he was going to continue to do his interviews in his own way.
April 5, 2015
Fans have long wondered why WWE never gave us a dream match between Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin. It surely would be a match that would draw in millions of people and dollars. During his latest podcast show, Austin revealed that he is the person to blame. The former world heavyweight champion stated that management offered him a match with Hogan in 2002, 2004 and 2005. He rejected all the deals because he felt their styles wouldn't mesh.
March 28, 2015
Some further information has been revealed in regards to Steve Austin being at Wrestlemania. When he revealed on his podcast that he was going to be watching the pay per view from home, that raised several eyebrows backstage in WWE because he was actually scheduled to make an appearance. The belief is that the creative department even came up with a segment for him. No word yet on why Austin would back out of the appearance.
March 27, 2015
The widespread belief for the longest time was that Steve Austin would at least be hanging out with the WWE stars during Wrestlemania week. Some even felt that he might even make an appearance on the actual pay per view. Austin, however, noted on his latest podcast interview that he is actually going to be watching the show from his Broken Skull Ranch. That has raised eyebrows and people are now wondering about the relationship between the two sides.
March 27, 2015
When it comes to podcast shows, wrestling fans have been living in nirvana thanks to Jim Ross, Vince Russo, Steve Austin and Chris Jericho joining the industry. Well, the game just got a bit more interesting. Reports have surfaced that Ric Flair has just signed an agreement with CBS Sports to host his own weekly show. The Nature Boy will be interviewing various professional wrestlers, celebrities and musicians on his show.
February 17, 2015
Earlier today, WWE hosted an earnings call from their headquarters in Stamford. One of the more noticeable things from the event was that management was gushing over how well the Steve Austin podcast show has done for them. That has led to speculations that the company might want to bring him on board for a bigger role. Austin might not be willing to sign up so quickly, though, because he would lose some of his creative freedom.
February 12, 2015