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Stone Cold Steve Austin Has Advice for Roman Reigns, If He Still Has High Hopes for Him, His Heel Turn

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Former WWE Champion and WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin has released another episode of his podcast The Steve Austin Show. You can check out some highlights here:

On advice for Roman Reigns:

“He needs a little bit more fire on the offense, a little more active, sell on the run on defense. I think that’d help him out.” Austin observed, “he needs to pick his head up. He needs to sell on the run, be more active. He has a bad habit of dying when he sells. To his credit, he will sell for anybody. He’s very unselfish in the ring in regards to that. But because he sells so much, he just needs a more active sell to keep those people buying in, so he can get that sympathy. He’s a big, good looking guy. He’s putting his game together. Come up with better storylines for the guy. I still have high hopes for Roman Reigns.”

On his heel turn in 2001:

“I felt as a babyface I began to flatline a little bit. I needed to reinvent myself to a degree. I was a little bit burned out, I think, because I was run real hard, partying a lot. I still loved the business, was working my ass off, we [were] selling out. Rock was hot and that was very important to me because I needed that match. When I said in that promo, ‘I need that belt, Rock. I need it more than anything you could ever imagine’, that was a shoot statement. I meant it. And that program kind of reenergized the ‘Stone Cold’ character.”

On wishing he could have called an audible:

“Had I called an audible, told Vince, ‘I’m staying baby – here’s a Stunner’, I wish I would have because I think that would just have launched us all the way back until 2003, when I had my last match with The Rock at [WrestleMania 19] in fine fashion, rather than turning heel, and struggling so much, trying to swim upstream, so to speak, working as a heel because people didn’t want to see me work as a heel.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)

  • Darrin Tyler

    I rather listen to a recording. I read all this and I think there were some major typo’s or something….a lot of it made no sense

  • Kristopher Robinson

    But he was never a “heel” though. People still blew the roof off, with cheers, either way. And himself and Angle were, hilarious!!!