WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated to talk about his upcoming interview with The Undertaker, which will air following Survivor Series this weekend. Austin previewed the special before praising the amazing career Taker has had over the decades.
Here are the highlights:
His interview with The Undertaker:
There are many similarities between myself and The Undertaker that we’ll talk about on the show. The beginnings of our career aren’t too different, putting in the hard work, being huge fans of the business from an early get-go, and both growing up watching Houston Wrestling there at the Sam Houston Coliseum presented by Paul Boesch. There’s some of that in our conversation, and I hope people enjoying hearing it.
The Undertaker’s spectacular career in the professional wrestling business:
Years before he was The Undertaker, nobody had high aspirations for Mark Calaway in WCW. There was a person in WCW that made some very negative remarks in regards to the wrestling career of ‘Mean’ Mark Callous, and he’ll talk about that on the show. I got fired unceremoniously from WCW with a phone call and a FedEx, so the people there didn’t see much in either Mark or me.
When Mark went to WWE, and took this wonderful character created by Vince McMahon, that was a match made in heaven. But it’s also a gimmick not pulled off by any guy other than Mark Calaway. And boy, he’s made the most of that opportunity with a 30-year career and one of the best careers in the history of the business.