Stone Cold Steve Austin On Giving Up Beer: ‘Why In The F**k Would I Do That?'
WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin sent shockwaves across the internet when he had apparently stopped drinking last year.
But the Texas Rattlesnake was quick to clear things up in a way only he can.
"I didn't swear off alcohol forever, why in the f**k would I do that," he said, as per Pro Wrestling Sheet. I enjoy alcohol responsibly as an adult so therefore, I will probably drink until my final day on Earth."
He added that he had stopped drinking temporarily, which he only did while he was on a diet.
"When I'm trying to meet a deadline, if I'm trying to get in shape, then I've gotta eliminate the alcohol if I wanna burn fat," he explained.
The trash talking, middle-finger raising, beer-drinking legend of the sport necked a few in his prime, with his beer-bashing celebrations becoming iconic moments from the attitude era.
But the 54-year-old had previously revealed he had quit drinking alcohol in an effort to improve his diet.
Speaking on his podcast The Steve Austin Show, the former wrestler spoke about his decision to ditch the beer:
"My eating program is going fantastic. [I'm] sticking to my exact macros. [I've had] zero alcohol for right at 14 days now," Austin said.
"Pounds are coming off. My strength is going up ... I'm getting as strong as a g** **** horse over here. No alcohol and when you hit the weights on a consistent basis and eat what you're supposed to, it is amazing the difference that you can make or I'm making.
"I'm also doing my DDP Yoga s**t. Hell, I'm going to jump up here and do the splits like a goddang cheerleader in a minute! I'm flexible as a motherf--ker. Dallas' program works like a b***h. I appreciate it, Dallas. I appreciate it, man. That's a badass program. I'm sticking to it!"
Austin also spoke about the moment when he tried medical marijuana as an alternative to alcohol. What a story:
"On our camping trip, when Kristin and I pulled over, we do our thing. She sets up the inside of the camper. I hook up the electricity, the sewer, the water. I do all the outdoor stuff, so I figure, 'while I'm setting all of my s**t up, I can take a couple of tokes off of this joint and just kind of have a buzz while I'm setting everything up.'
"And in that way, I'm not pounding the alcohol down. So I got this one f***ing medicinal marijuana cigarette, a joint if you will, in a prescription bottle container and it was in the bathroom of our RV. One f***ing joint! One skinny f***ing joint and that motherf--ker smelled up the whole goddamn inside of that camper!
"And all-of-a-sudden, we're coming up on Sierra Blanca and I'm figuring, 'aw, s**t! They're running those Belgian Malinois over there. Yeah, and those dogs are smelling tires, and trunks, and license plates, and all kinds of stuff. And I'm sitting there thinking, 'boy, I've got that white-knuckle fever going on my damn steering wheel.'
"And I'm thinking, 'man, here I am, retired from the [pro] wrestling business, a global icon and a national treasure, and I'm about to get busted for f***ing one joint because I wanted to try out a g** **** marijuana cigarette, so I could get away from the booze!'
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"We go through there, the dude looks at me and I look at him. We've been passing through there for 10, 15 years. I've been passing through my whole damn life and they knew who we are and we always say 'hi' to them.
"But anyway, on this occasion, since I'm carrying... If you put a joint on a scale, this isn't one of [those] Freebird joints that Michael Hayes was famous for rolling way back in the day that weighed about a pound.
"This was a f***ing medical joint, smaller than a pencil. It probably weighed about two grams. I'm figuring, 'oh s***, man. We're going to get... what would that be? That would be a misdemeanor, but it'd be on my f***ing record and the last thing I want to do after all the bulls--t I survived in the business of pro wrestling, was to get busted for g** **** possession of a f***ing controlled substance.
"They waved us through. And as they waved us through, I breathed a sigh of relief. My biggest fears were behind me."