Colt Cabana on the Steve Austin Show: Reality Gimmick Pitched in WWE, Colt in WWE 2K14, Kevin Steen & More

Mike Killam

Steve AustinFormer WWE and Ring of Honor star, and host of the Art of Wrestling Colt Cabana joined Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin on the Steve Austin Show this week. 

A reality show gimmick that Colt pitched to WWE: 

"When I was in WWE I sat Dusty [Rhodes] down, and I said 'listen Dusty, I'm addicted to Jon & Kate Plus 8.' I shouldn't be … but I love that show. I am addicted to these guy's life. I pitched a bunch of this vignettes, where we lead up to my debut, where it would be a reality show. And this was before NXT, and I wanted to pitch reality show vignettes. Eight of them, three minutes on You show 30 seconds of it on Smackdown, and to watch the rest go to That way you're driving people to the website, and all of a sudden they're getting invested in this reality show stuff. My debut would be, you watch the last one on the Titantron right before I got out of the curtain." 

How much does Colt have left in the tank: 

"I could see myself doing this at 60-years-old … I can't wait to be 60-years-old and doing comedy matches in the opener. I have a comedic style."

Steve & Colt discussed indie star Kevin Steen: 

Colt: I recommend you going over to Reseda and putting a hoodie on and sneaking in there to check out Kevin Steen and Adam Cole and some of these guys.

Austin: I keep hearing that Kevin Steen name. The 'Kill Steen Kill' guy? 

Colt: He's one of my good friends. We're this group of guys – and I don't want to compare us to Samoa Joe and CM Punk – but years ago they said Joe and Punk could never be stars in wrestling, and here we are later. Body-wise, you don't say this guy could be a star in wrestling… 

Austin: How big is? 

Colt: He's uh…he's got a big stomach area. 6' or 6'1" about 270 [contains laughter]. 

Austin: That's fine! What gets me these days is there's such a thing about body types. They want to hire the guys that are long and lean and pretty … everybody looks like they came out of a xerox machine. 

Colt: He's a brawler. He's got a fun mouth. He can talk very well. He's from Montreal – he learned English from watching Jim Ross. 

Cabana also talked about his participation in the upcoming WWE 2K14 video game, where he returned to do some of the motion capture. Colt did many of the moves and segments for the game, including the famous Mick Foley Hell in a Cell spot, where developmental talent Ezekiel Jackson threw him off a structure to mimic that iconic moment. 

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