During a recent episode of The Steve Austin Show, Austin looked back at WWE bringing in Stephen Amell to wrestle a match at SummerSlam against Stardust and King Barrett. Here is what he had to say about it.
On WWE bringing in Stephen Amell to wrestle a match at SummerSlam:
“I just don’t like the celebrities coming in there, the squared circle, and being able to compete at any level with the guys in the [professional wrestling] business,” Austin declared. “You’ve got to protect some integrity of the [professional wrestling] business. I don’t care what day and age, what year it is.”
On celebrities wrestling and hurting the business:
“It was what it was, but I just got a hard time seeing that kid come off with that crossbody [block] on the top rope on two WWE guys down there [on the floor].”
“So was it embarrassing? You’re damn right it was, but for the wrong reasons and the reasons [were] bad booking,” Austin said. “It was for a shoot embarrassing to those guys to have to go out there and do that with the actor guy involved, but that’s on a shoot level, so it was an embarrassment to the booking and I felt bad for those guys because they were in that role.”
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