Source: The Steve Austin Show
With respect to 'The Boss', Austin called her a "special" talent. Also, Austin claimed that she should be kept as a solo act. Austin was critical of WWE putting her with Team BAD and also said that Banks should be kept off TV until WWE is ready to push her. Austin does not believe Banks should be playing second fiddle to other challengers for the WWE Women's Championship such as Becky Lynch or Natalya.
"She is a tremendous worker. She [has] got a great look. She [has] got a great gimmick. She can talk. She can do it all! And I think the young lady has money written all over her, but she [has] got to be a single person that's not got anybody running any interference for her, not taking away any shine from her, any of her camera time. She is a solo act. 'The Legit Boss'? It kind of speaks for itself." Austin continued, "if they ain't got anything for her, keep her off TV. But if you're going to bring her back, bring her back full green light and bring her back in a solo run."
As for Charlotte's RAW promo, the former 'Hollywood Blond' said it was a "real bad segment".
"[Ric Flair] spilled the beans as soon as he went out there. He had only been talking 10 to 15 seconds and I said, 'oh, he's getting fired or she's going to kick him out of the damn ring' and that's exactly what happened. And then, man, that was a pretty rowdy crowd and she got lost. And I love Charlotte. She's a talented female. She's still green, but she [has] got so much potential. And she carries herself [like a star]. When she enters that damn arena, everybody comes to their feet when they hit that music. It's a moment. We'll see what happens with the matches that she's in, but she's a special one too. But that was just a real bad [segment] and that thing, Ric kind of spilled the beans. Whoever wrote that, and you know Ric is one of the best promos in the history of the [professional wrestling] business and you don't need to be writing [anything] for Ric Flair. Just let him go out there and do his thing. But, so he's going out there and he's trying to memorize this script that someone wrote him and he spilled the beans, started tripping all over himself, and then, it only got worse from there. And then, Charlotte's trying to recoup and she gets lost a couple of times and goes at the crowd and then kind of misspeaks and then it was extremely awkward and it was hard to watch because I'm such a fan of the Flairs."
In addition to these topics, Austin discussed WWE's upcoming brand split, AJ Styles' losing streak, and more on this episode of The Steve Austin Show. To check out the podcast, click here. If you use any of the quotes that appear in this article, please credit The Steve Austin Show with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
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