Stone Cold Steve Austin Just Drank Loads Of Beer When RAW Went Off Air
WWE gave the world a hit of nostalgia on Monday night when they hosted a Raw Reunion show featuring some of the all-time greats of wrestling.
The likes of Hulk Hogan, Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels featured in the three hour long episode.
But the appearance of Stone Cold Steve Austin, a man regarded as one of the most popular figures in sport, was by far the stand out moment.
Austin gave an emotional promo to the thousands in attendance.
And after RAW went off air, he continued to celebrate in the ring with a number of superstars, including former WWE announcer Lilian Garcia, who enjoyed a beer-soaking from the Texas Rattle Snake.
The 54-year-old smashed beers, laughed and left to a thunderous reception from the Tampa crowd. It was a joy to behold.
In a backstage interview after the show, Austin said WWE should do a similar reunion-style show every year.
"It felt great to be back out there and this is Broken Skull IPA, this is my beer. I'm so proud of it, to come here in the crow, 20,000 strong in the WWE Universe, and display it was something else." he said.
"It was a feeling of emotions out there. You know, I'm not a sentimental guy, my name is 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. I'm known for dropping people on that stack of dimes they call a neck, but to go out there with my brothers and sisters, on this RAW Reunion.
"I hope they continue to do this every year because I will continue to show up."
Stone Cold, real name Steven Anderson, then gave a passionate speech about his love affair with the WWE.
"Man, you got to understand. We're in the entertainment business, so you want people to tune in and watch so we can take you off your problems. But we deal with the same problems, but we're out on the road doing it.
"So, when you get a bunch of us together, I think anything you do you're wired, you know, kind of specific to that task at hand. So people have been wired to do this business, traveling up and down the road, it's a grind.
"So, to go out here with your peers and people have been doing the same exact thing that you've been doing for so long, and to be around like-minded people, just trying to entertain people at the house, it was fun, and that's all I got to say now,"
And that's the bottom line cos' Stone Cold said so.