‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin has won the Royal Rumble a record three times. But he is not a big fan of the event itself.
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Speaking to FOX Sports‘ Ryan Satin, Steve Austin touched on a lot of topics, including why Royal Rumbles are not his favorite. He was asked to share his favorite Rumble moment, when he said that he did not like the event much. The reason behind that is, there is so much happening during the match and there is always a chance of several things going wrong.
“I’ll share this with you. I won three Royal Rumbles, but I didn’t really like Royal Rumbles, because there’s so much going on. So many things that can’t go wrong because everything’s got to work out. You know what I’m speaking of, without just spelling it out.”
The time Steve Austin eliminated himself at a Royal Rumble
Steve Austin talked about the time he eliminated himself by mistake. He was supposed to be the fourth one remaining in the ring. But the wrestlers had to improvise from thereon because of a mishap.
“I’ll never forget in San Diego at my first Royal Rumble. I was supposed to be the fourth guy left in the ring and Rikishi, or somebody, gave me a clothesline and the ropes were so baby oiled up from everybody wearing baby oil, I slipped. There was a bunch of guys in the ring and I went out way early. I hit the ground, and I’m still pretty new in the company at this time, Ryan, but they’re gonna try to keep me in the Rumble, so they’re giving me a little bit of a push and I blew it!
“So, I hit the ground – and because Shawn Michaels was going to be pivotal as far as me getting out – I was sitting there, someone was beating the hell out of him, and I was kind of looking at him over the mat like this and was like, “Dude, I’m out.” He’s laying there, getting his ass kicked and he goes like this—[eyes go wide]. I didn’t really care for Royal Rumbles. I won three and I’m glad that I won three.”
Speaking of this year’s Royal Rumble, Steve Austin believes Randy Orton has a chance of winning. He stated that he was very much impressed with The Viper’s current ring work and promos. Austin agreed with Satin that he is one of the best heels of all time in WWE.
This year’s Royal Rumble is set to take place on January 31. WWE is unlikely to have fans in attendance for the first pay-per-view of the year.