Recently on The Steve Austin Show, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin broke down WWE’s WrestleMania 32 with MLW Radio’s Court Bauer. Notably, ‘The Bionic Redneck’ talked about his involvement in the show, confronting The League Of Nations with fellow WWE Hall Of Famers Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley.
When Bauer stated that Austin should have had a higher profile spot on theWrestleMania 32 card, Austin seemed to concur, but he focused on the positive.
“I’m not going to argue that point, but it was what it was. I made an appearance at [WrestleMania] 32. Everybody expected to see me there. Dallas [Texas] is where I started [my professional wrestling career], and, so, I ended up going out there and it was a pleasure to be out there with Shawn and Mick.”
Austin acknowledged that he suffered a torn rotator cuff prior to WrestleMania 32, which complicated matters.
“The hardest thing for me was, I went into that event with a torn rotator cuff. I tore it pretty good trying to train too heavy and I figured I’d be able to work around it. What I didn’t factor in was the fact that I was going to need a few working punches to get into a position to throw the Stunners that they wanted me to throw. So, on that first right hand to Rusev, I hit him right in the mouth [or] right in the nose, just busted him open, got him in the corner, and that first punch blew everything out. And so, getting through the rest of it, catching the beers, holding those beers up when you’re in the moment with the adrenaline and all that going, it’s easy to do. All of a sudden, backstage, you can’t even drink a beer, so I went into that with a bit of a handicap, so the thing about it is it was what it was.”