Steve Austin Speaks Out - Hosting RAW, Guerrero, Bret, More
"The Texas Rattlesnake" joined The Big Mosh & "The Chairman of the Board" Todd Vincent for his highly anticipated return to "Your Home of Wrestling Radio" (for the first time since MNM's WrestleMania XXVI Countdown Special) to preview the release of his new film "Hunt To Kill," which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
Interview highlights courtesy of The Mayhem's official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:
How he was approached to appear in Hunt to Kill & how certain aspects of the film mirror what he has gone through in his personal life: "We were doing an outdoor scene for another movie, and we were looking around. It was a rainforest similar to one we shot 'Hunt to Kill' in, and my manager says 'Hey man, this could be your next movie. We'll call it 'Hunt to Kill,' and we just came up with the title right there. We hired a writer to write it. Obviously, it was tailored to me. I grew up hunting, fishing, riding ATV's, shooting bows and all the weapons, and it's just what I do. So we wrote the story around me. I am in my element. As far as my relationship with my daughter in the movie, I'm trying raise her as a single father, and she really doesn't know me, and I really don't know her. From my 15 years on the road, I've kind of been in a similar situation with my two daughters. Sometimes I've been gone for too long, so I kind of drew from that, and that was one of things enjoyed about the movie."
His commitment to movies since making the transition from World Wrestling Entertainment: "I'm having fun, and I'm getting a chance to be more selective with the material. Sometimes when you're just looking for a start, you're just looking for any kind of vehicle to jump in. Now I can be picky and choosy about what I jump in and have more control over what I do. Back in the day when I jumped in that business I was greener than the grass, and it was a lot of work and dedication. I turned into a hell of an in-ring performer and sold a lot of tickets. My goal in anything I've ever done, from my athletic background in high school trying to be the best athlete that I can be, you've got to apply yourself. I don't care what you're doing, if you're going to do something, you want to be the absolute best that you can be. With that being said, I'm not trying to be Daniel Day Lewis or Marlon Brando, but I'm damn sure trying to be the best actor that I can be and find the combination of what works for me as far as success in the movie industry."
What is was like being "handpicked" by Bret "The Hitman" Hart for his comeback match at the 1996 Survivor Series at Madison Square Garden & why the build-up and the match itself ranks so highly on his personal list of his favorite matches of all-time: "That's probably my #3 favorite match of all-time, behind WrestleMania 13 with Bret Hart and X-Seven with The Rock, which was absolutely tremendous. That Survivor Series match and the promos leading up to it, I was basically handpicked by Bret for him to make his comeback after some kind of treatment on his knee. He was making his comeback. I was starting to gather a lot of momentum as 'Stone Cold,' but still in the heel vain. It was an old-school wrestling match. I watched that match probably three months ago doing cardio in my garage. The ring was mic'd different. Madison Square Garden has that aurora, that feeling about it, and that atmosphere. That was a bad-ass match, and I think very highly of that match, and it was just that, a wrestling match."