If any wrestler can sense star power, it’s Steve Austin and Stone Cold sees all kinds of it in Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley.
Austin spoke with Mike Chiari of Bleacher Report about plenty of subjects, but one of the major takeaways as to who has stood out to him regarding the current crop of WWE talent.
“I haven’t been tuning in a whole lot because I have a whole lot going on in my personal life, but just from watching the Royal Rumble, I think those last two women—Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair—I think those two are destined for greatness. They still need reps, they still need to learn, but those two have the size, presence, looks, ability to be major, major stars, so we’ll see what the future holds for them.”
Steve is coming in hot off a much discussed interview with Randy Orton who is set to face The Fiend at WrestleMania 37 and The Texas Rattlesnake finds The Viper’s current slither to be the smoothest it’s ever been.
“I barely knew Randy because I was about to leave when he came in, and he referenced that at the beginning of the interview. Just the fact that he was willing to do the show because Randy doesn’t do a whole lot of interviews, and I think his promos are absolutely incredible right now. He’s always been this great worker, and after all these years, I think we’re seeing the best Randy Orton we’ve ever seen.
“Just the fact that he was so open, honest and candid because he didn’t have to be, he shared a lot of stuff with me that I don’t know if he shared with a whole lot of people. You sit across from that table from that guy, you realize how charismatic and well-spoken and thoughtful he is. So, that was one of my most fun interviews I’ve ever done just because of how good he was and just to see how electric he really is when you’re sitting there face to face with the guy.”