AJ Styles has signed a new multi-year contract with WWE where he’ll be paid $3 million per year, FightfulSelect.com reports. WWE knew AJ would have other suitors like AEW, so they re-signed him before his deal was up.
WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s feud with The Rock has gone down in history as one of the most iconic feuds in all of professional wrestling. Their feud ended at WrestleMania 19 in 2003, which was Steve Austin’s final match as an in-ring competitor. It was the third match at WrestleMania in their feud. Steve Austin and The Rock Smackdown return also leaked previously.
“They didn’t push the Austin thing too hard tonight. I mean, it was there, but I guess because they’ve got the tag team thing that they’ve got to get to first before they get to the Owens – Austin thing.:
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During an edition of his ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, professional wrestling, and sports entertainment broadcasting icon Jim ‘JR’ Ross recalled one of the most intense conversations he’s ever had with Austin. Credit to Wrestling Inc for the below
“One of the most intense conversations we had on time was about him turning babyface,” Ross mentioned. “G*d damn, he hated that. He cussed me and he said, ‘I’m not going for it.’ I said ‘Oh, Jesus Christ. You’re not going to go for it? Why are you here? I know why you’re here, you’re here to make money. Right or wrong?’ I gave him some merchandise numbers of what Hogan earned back in the day and it had been years later, the information had been obsolete but it was accurate.