Source: The Steve Austin Show
On episode 316 of The Steve Austin Show, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin reviewed WWE WrestleMania 32. The WWE Hall Of Famer said that the best match of the show was probably the triple threat match featuring Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks. Austin shared his thoughts on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event match between Triple H and Roman Reigns. Also, Austin said that he sees big things for Bray Wyatt as a character babyface.
"I watched this match at the pay-per-view. I only watched a few matches. I was busy doing my thing. At this time, I was in my dressing room drinking Broken Skull IPA with Sheamus and John Cena stopped by. As I watched this match on the monitor, I loved it. When I watched it back twice on the internet, on the WWE Network, I didn't like it as much because I had to listen to the announcing. And, man, I don't mean that in a bad way because all those guys are friends of mine, but just watching the match [for] what it was and listening to the crowd, to me, I think this was one of the bright spots of the night if it was the match of the night."
Austin went on to say that Sasha Banks is being cooled off at the moment and needs to be built back up now to be viewed as a legitimate contender for the Women's title.
"Today, she has lost some momentum and she's one of my favorites, so they need to light her ass back up."
On the subject of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Triple H and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32, Austin claimed that the bout went too long.
"It was way too long. That match should have been 15 minutes. I mean, from bell to bell, 15 minutes, and, that being said, all the bells and whistles and action that needed to happen within that 15 minutes. And just, this is a deal where, okay, if it's Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels and you're out there, hey, give them 30 [minutes] because they can go 30 [minutes]. But here's a case, and Triple H can go any amount of time you want him to go. But what needed to happen on this, just to make Roman, because if you're going to let Roman go over clean in the middle of the ring, shine him up like a million bucks. Let him bounce Triple H all over kingdom come. Finally, let Triple H just get a frog's hair of heat on him. And then boom, big finish, bam, 1-2-3. Make an impact with that match. Make an impact with the finish. And make a statement for the kid! It's about getting this kid over and at least within the confines of the 20 x 20, being the ring, and then you've got all the other things to deal with, whether it's people resent him or this, that, or they think he [has] been pushed too hard too soon."
Moreover, Austin professed that the match exposed even more holes in Roman Reigns' game.
"You're trying to make Roman Reigns. I don't think you make him in a 28-minute chess match. This match needed to be all about excitement, explosion, and testosterone out of Roman and that's how I think they should have booked it." Austin continued, "making Roman Reigns work this long exposed more holes in his game than we've already known that exist."
As for Bray Wyatt, Austin said that 'The Eater Of Worlds' could be a big time babyface in the very near future.
"I love listening to this guy talk. He doesn't scare me. I don't consider him a menace. He's a guy I can identify with. I think he's in transition. You make this guy a babyface, I think the kid has money written all over him because I love the sound of his voice. I love the drawl. I love the cadence. He's a charismatic dude and he doesn't got to be the handshaking babyface, but I see big money in the kid as a babyface because I just like him."
Austin added that he sees some Dusty Rhodes in Wyatt.
"In 2016, the crowd is looking for the next guy who can talk people into the building. That voice that he has, his presence, his charisma, to me just says babyface. Now, again, I think he can be that everyman type [of] babyface because he's not the best looking guy in the world. He's not ugly. I mean, he just has a normal body. He's a little bit heavyset. I mean, he's like every man. But with that voice, I see so many Dusty [Rhodes] characteristics or qualities. He's not going to be Dusty, no one ever will, but I see big money in the kid."
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