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- Embedded below is the audio from Triple H’s recent appearance on the Opie & Anthony show where he talks about the McMahons, his role in WWE and lots more. There is some adult language during the interview so readers beware.

- Author Kevin Sullivan, who wrote the upcoming book on the history of the WWE Title, published the following comments from Steve Austin on his blog. Austin made the comments while speaking with Sullivan during his research for the book. Here’s what Austin said when asked his thoughts on the greatest WWE Champion of all-time:

“There’s no way to name just one. In terms of drawing power and being a marquee name, I’m going to say it’s a tie between Stone Cold and Hogan. Hogan was the organization back in the ’80s, and I would say Stone Cold had the same appeal. Damn, I broke attendance records, pay-per-view records, merchandise records …

As far as pure wrestlers go, there are too many bad ass wrestlers, but I would say it’s a tie between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Randy Savage was bad ass, too. But he was more of an IC Title guy. But Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels told some great stories. It’s a dead tie. They could work circles around Hogan, and also outwork me.

I would say Ric Flair is the greatest World Champion that ever lived. But I don’t equate him with the WWE Title.”

  • WTF AUSTIN

    Austin is Wrong abt records and he is no way near drawing the ratings compared to hogan!

    dont get me wrong i like austin and not a big fan of either of them but

    HULK HOGAN HOLDS THE RECORD OF HIGHEST RATINGS TILL TODAY – 15.1
    AUSTIN AT HIS PRIME DREW A RATING OF – 8.3
    and that was a six man tag match involving hhh,rock,taker and others!

    8.3 and 15.1 thats a double GUYS!!

    HOGAN ALMOST HAD THE ENTIRE NATION CHEERING FOR HIM… !!
    ITS A FACT AND NO ONE CAN BEAT THAT RECORD EVER AGAIN!
    ITS COZ OF HOGAN THAT ANYONE GAVE TWO-SHITS ABOUT PRO-WRESTLING!

    And WTF is that about sucking up to bret hart and hbk ??
    Both of them were pushed heavily by the company and not to mention shawn’s backstage power during 1995 – 1997..

    Just coz ric flair is 21 times world champ does it make him the best of all time???
    bruno sammitino held that title for 3 whole fucking years!!

    I had put the rock and Triple h in the top if someone asked me…
    because this is pro-wrestling a show business, mic skills is very essential and none of the guys he mentioned had great mic skills!

    The rock , HHH had everything charisma,ability and mic skills !
    both of them were great workers ..
    i know a lot of people would disagree with hhh as one of the best wwe champ but hate him or love him – he is awesome!
    He can be a badass heel getting booed and also one of the funniest guy on mic at the same time!
    None of the champs had that kinda talent ! he is deserving!!

  • Anon GM

    WHY IS HHH CARRYING THE TITLE?

  • me

    so austins blowing his own trumpet again. no pun intended.

  • Rich

    i actually liked this interview..alot of things i didn’t know

  • Seth

    Why is HHH carrying the WWE championship?

  • shawn

    i think a less pretentious wrestler like stone cold would draw. nothing wrong with that, i mean im drawn to personalities that a blue collar might have that might look like he knows how to handle things his way and not give a damn what anyone thinks. a good catch phrase to go along what people may like to relate to like “im gonna whip yer ass” or whatever may go a long way. scsa drove me nuts with his attitude back in those days! i just miss that aspect of wwe, he was the only one as far as im concerned.

  • Hunter

    Don’t disagree with him…

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