Former WWE producer left WWE because of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

Freddie Prinze Jr. used to work as a producer in WWE for quite some time. However, he quit the company and has never looked back since then.



It seems WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin was somewhat responsible for Prinze Jr. quitting WWE. While speaking on Insight with Chris van Vliet podcast, Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about the reason for him leaving the company.

Prinze Jr. revealed that during a past edition of Tough Enough, Steve Austin was there as a judge. One of the contestants was a mother and said that she wanted to be a wrestler and was doing it for her children.

To this Steve Austin said it was ‘bulls*it’ and asked how many times he won ‘Father Of The Year.’ Prinze Jr. saw this unfold in the writer’s room. After this, he went to Vince McMahon and handed him his notice of resignation.

“There was this show called Tough Enough and they tried to bring it back. Stone Cold was the judge. There was a mom that wanted to be a wrestler and she said she was doing it for her kids. Steve Austin said, ‘That’s bullsh*t.’ He said, ‘You know how many times I won Father of the Year?’ He put a goose egg up. I was watching that show in the writer’s room. I stood up and I walked to Gorilla. I gave Vince [McMahon] my two weeks and I said, ‘I’m trying to win Father of the Year, man, I can’t work here any more’ and he said, ‘What? Talk to me after the show.’ I was like, ‘Look, you know I love you guys, but I’m a dad and I’m out.’ That was that. I quit and I never looked back.”

Prinze. Jr made his first WWE appearance in 2008 and eventually signed on as a producer in 2010, where he worked in the role for two years until his departure.

h/t to Digital Spy for the transcription.

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