Much has been discussed about the rumored backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin as of late. We might know what initially started the friction between the two. Austin revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that WWE lied to him during his last appearance at Wrestlemania. He was promised that he would be the last to come out during his segment with Hulk Hogan, but they gave that honor to The Rock instead.
May 7, 2015
An apparel website that works with wrestlers has reportedly been sent a cease and desist letter from WWE earlier this month. The two shirts in questions were designed for Steve Austin. As many of you already know, there have been rumors floating around of backstage heat between Austin and Vince McMahon. The belief is that the company is purposely doing this as a way of getting back at him for skipping out on Wrestlemania.
April 16, 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
Some further details have been revealed about the backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin. Apparently, it all stems from questions that Austin asked Triple H when he former interviewed the latter. Some are saying that the question in regards to Chyna set off a chain reaction that eventually brought bad publicity to WWE. The issue between McMahon and Austin was so bad that the former world champion skipped Wrestlemania.
April 5, 2015
Some further details have been revealed in regards to Steve Austin skipping Wrestlemania this year. WWE actually had purchased airline tickets for him. He was scheduled to fly out of Texas on the same flight as Undertaker. Austin never showed up at the airport. Management even sent someone to the airport in California to pick him up. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be having business disputes with Vince McMahon.
April 2, 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
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