By now, everyone knows about the roller coaster relationship that Steve Austin has with WWE. He recently made things good again when he agreed to return as the host of a weekly podcast interview show. However, his latest comments might make things a bit awkward again. Austin flat out stated that he feels that Monday Night Raw insults the intelligence of the viewers by treating fans as if they were too stupid to keep up with the show.
June 1, 2015
It looks like Steve Austin and Vince McMahon were once again able to resolve their issues. WWE announced that the former world heavyweight champion was going to be returning to the company and hosting his podcast show with them once again. The two sides reportedly had some issues after the last go around because McMahon felt that Austin asked some questions that cast his company in a bad light. Things apparently are fine now.
May 18, 2015
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
It seems like Hulk Hogan is asked at least once a week about a potential return to the ring. It happened again this week while he was promoting Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion stated that it would only work out if WWE let him work with a top level performer who is already massively popular with the audience. Hogan listed Roman Reigns, Steve Austin, The Rock and John Cena as potential opponents.
March 28, 2015
Inside MMA decided to interview Steve Austin this week, and they prodded him into answering questions about his long rumored return to WWE. The former world heavyweight champion said that he would not be opposed to the idea, and he listed CM Punk as someone that would make an ideal opponent for him. Austin put over Punk by stating that he was one of the best at ring psychology. He feels a match between the two would do good money.
March 15, 2015
When asked by Steve Austin on his podcast show, Triple H revealed that he is not a big fan of the third hour of Monday Night Raw. He stated that it was already difficult enough writing a two hour show. He says that outsiders don't realize how stressful that third hour is to the creative department. HHH also stated that they were unlikely to return to two hours because Vince McMahon likes the additional revenue it brings.
February 4, 2015