“The Texas Rattlesnake” is perhaps one of the most important figures in WWE history. While he wasn’t necessarily the most gifted technical wrestler, Steve Austin's middle finger-raising persona blossomed during WWE’s “Attitude Era” and led to an explosion in wrestling's popularity.
He started with a good guy image, which the fans where simply not ready for. Austin’s WWE name, Stone Cold, was created by his ex-wife and manager, Jeannie Clark, who noticed Austin wasn’t drinking his tea and replied, “You’d better drink your tea before it gets stone cold.” He later divorced his wife. Austin's beer bashing and hell raising attitude is what the fans loved most. He gave Vince McMahon stunners with alarming frequency, trashed talked, and just generally did whatever he wanted to do.
In Manitoba, Canada, one beer company introduced a beer named Stone Cold in honor of his iconic gimmick. He collects antiques in his spare time, lives on a ranch in Texas, and drives a Ford truck. It may not seem possible, but this year Steve Austin turns 50. He lived it fast; he lived it on top. There is no other wrestler the fans want one more matches from than Stone Cold Steve Austin. Brock Lesnar has also wanted to compete against the Stunner but Austin had other ideas. In 2003, he organized his biggest beer bash ever. Here we have compiled 10 incredible statistics about Steve Austin you don’t want to miss.
10 Hot Seller 3:16
9 4 Marriages
8 Record 3 Royal Rumble Wins
7 Austin’s Love for American Cars
6 #1 in the PWI Top 500 Wrestlers of the Year Twice (1998 and 99)
5 Stone Cold is in Hollywood
4 Steve Austin’s Achievements in Wrestling
3 The Most Memorable Catchphrases in WWE History
2 $1.2 Million Salary
1 Net Worth: $45 Million
Steve Austin was awarded the Million Dollar Championship by Ted DiBiase. Little did he know that Steve Austin would go on to become the icon that he is. The Million Dollar Champion is now worth $45 million. Austin is a professional wrestler who went on to become an actor, a producer, and a host. He began acting on television with roles on Nash Bridges and Celebrity Deathmatch. However, Austin is best known as a World Champion in the WWE. His merchandise sales broke records and he, together with his boss, made millions from it. As they say, your greatest asset is your earning ability and your greatest resource is your time. For Austin, it’s time well spent.
Sources: forbes.com, wikipedia.org, mensfitness.com, complex.com, sportskeeda.com, celebritynetworth.com
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