During a recent edition of the Steve Austin Show podcast, WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke to former company official and timekeeper Mark Yeaton, who was the man responsible for tossing the Texas Rattlesnake his beers at the end of his segments.
One of the most frequent questions that’s been asked throughout the years regarding Steve Austin’s in ring beer drinking is, was he actually drinking beer in the ring. According to Austin, who is the man that would know best, the answer to that question is yes. Well, with the exception of one night in Montreal, where he was tossed non-alcoholic beers.
“A lot of people said, ‘Hey man, was that real beer?’ And I say yes, it was always real beer… except for the one time. We were in Montreal, I think it was Sunday, something like that. Whatever it was, or maybe it was against the rules of the building, but it was NA beer, non-alcohol. And so all of a sudden those pictures start making the rounds and people are thinking, ‘Oh they’re throwing this guy non-alcohol beer.’ … that was one time.”
“I can’t tell you how many times I left the ring and I had a little bit of a buzz because of all the beers I was drinking. When you’re shotgunning anywhere from six to 12 beers, and maybe you get half of ‘em in. On an empty stomach, after you’ve wrestled, it goes to your head pretty quick.”
So, there you have it — the Texas Rattlesnake was actually drinking beer in the middle of the ring right after his matches, which is probably something that WWE would never allow today. Of course, whenever Austin does come back, he is allowed to have his beer bashes. But, there probably isn’t another current wrestler who could get away with that today.
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