“Stone Cold” Steve Austin has seen a lot during his time in the pro wrestling business. A lot of gimmicks have come and gone but one thing Austin’s sure about is when he sees money. Stone Cold obviously sees money in Roman Reigns.
Steve recently spoke to Off The Board podcast where he was asked about “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns. To say The Rattlesnake is high on Roman would be an understatement.
“I think Roman is a star and I think WWE needs to continue to go down the path they’re going with him. They don’t need to flip him heel just arbitrarily to make the fans happy… I think Roman is a star. Now with that being said, is there still room for him to learn and grow? Oh, hell yeah. By leaps and bounds. He’s nowhere near where he will be in three or four years. But at this point in his career, with a few not-so-great booking ideas, but also a learning curve on his part, he is where he’s at and he’s a top guy on that roster and he’s still gonna keep improving and he has to because he’s not a seasoned veteran.”
Although the pro wrestling industry has changed dramatically in the days since Stone Cold was doing his thing, he believes Roman Reigns would have done just fine as a member of the locker room as part of the Attitude Era.
“You put that guy in that line up during the Attitude Era, with that roster of Hall of Famers, guys that have yet to be in the Hall of Fame, holy smokes, I think the guy could’ve been lights out because the competition was so hot, heavy, and fierce. It was sink or swim. You got a bunch of guys out there with knives and you get in the way and they will cut you, so, I think he would’ve thrived in the Attitude Era and right now, just with his looks, his size, his physicality, he’s gonna be just fine and he’s gonna be a big star.”