Steve Austin posted a blog entry on about why he missed last night's historic 1,000th episode of RAW. Austin, who had been strangely quiet about last night's show for the past several weeks, revealed that he recently underwent major surgery on his left knee on July 2nd.

Austin noted that the surgery was a "complete success," however he is on crutches and began physical therapy a few days ago. He plans to lose the crutches in another week.

"STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN IS A 100% ASS KICKING MACHINE," Austin wrote. "There was no way I was going to limp down the ramp on crutches for RAW 1,000. It was time to get my knee fixed. The decision to no-show RAW 1,000 was made by me and no one else. I have always taken pride in making my shots and have never faked an injury or illness. Pro Wrestling is a tough game and it was time to pay the piper for some of the damage I incurred in the ring. No gripes. No complaints.

"To the fans that were hoping to see SCSA, I'm sorry I missed the show. I would have loved to be there under different circumstances. I normally keep my personal business to myself, but due to feedback and incorrect speculation, I have posted this blog and given the 411 on why I was not at RAW 1,000."

You can check out the full blog by clicking here.

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