Steve Austin Talks Wrestling At WrestleMania 30, HHH In Charge Of WWE, Match With CM Punk, More
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If he misses Tough Enough: "Hell, I do miss it. I don't know why or how WWE and USA network combined dropped the football on that show because it was turning in the numbers it needed to. Everybody loved it. It was great television. I had a chance to get back into the wrestling business. Get my hands back in and mold people to be future WWE superstars or take them through the paces. And they took that all away. That was my first experience into reality television and that's what made me fall in love with that specific line of work. Once again, why they dropped the ball, I have no idea. But it was a piss poor decision if you ask me."
If he likes the direction the WWE is taking right now, appearing to be a little more edgier than they have been in the past couple of years: "Well now they're just starting to turn the corner with some of these new cats they brought in. So they're picking it up a little bit. I mean there are a lot of guys still walking on eggshells in that territory or in that locker room. I'm actually considering doing another podcast and that's gonna be breaking down Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown and a little bit of TNA. Just to add to my two show rotation a week. So I'm going to be examining that product a lot more in depth. I kind of gotten away from watching it, to a large degree in recent past. Especially since they jacked it up to a three hour Monday Night Raw. That's tough to fulfill three hours worth of content and keep it interesting and not stale. So I'm gonna delve into that, take a look at it, and report about it accordingly. I think they are finally heading back in the right direction though to bottom line it."
How much does Triple H have to do with this direction the company seems to be heading in: "Well I think as long as Vince is around and hopefully he is around for a long time, it's gonna be his baby cause he's the one that bought the territory from his dad and made it into what it is, a global phenomenon. Put everyone else out of business with the vision that he had, has taken it through all the different changes that he has. But I know that when I speak about Triple H, I know that he comes from the same school I come from. And he was kind of the last guys to come up in the territory systems. But he digs the work, he digs the serious nature. He's still knows he's got to entertain a wide variety of age, you know the demo. And there is something for everybody in the show now. And it was kind of a little bit more adult orientated maybe when I was in there but I think Triple H is gonna bring a serious nature to the business from his presentation or how he views the business still. I think it's going to be a combination of everybody involved. Because obviously right now, it's still Vince's baby and it always will be."
If he thought that the What? chants would still be around at this point: "You know, no because that's the funny thing I've been gone for 10 or 11 years or whatever it's been. So that's a whole generation removed. I mean there are some youngsters that have never seen or heard of Stone Cold. So for that to be still around, for them to still be doing it. It's a testament to the staying power of one word and I had no idea what I was creating back in the day when I did."