I’d say he has earned it. There are stars in wrestling and then there are the real legends. Then there are the legends, and then there is Steve Austin. In the history of professional wrestling, Austin may be the biggest star ever and drew so much money that it is almost impossible to fathom. It is no surprise that WWE would want to capitalize on that, which is what they may be doing soon.
Earlier this year, WWE presented a special celebration for Triple H’s twenty fifth anniversary in the company. The celebration was marked with a series of tributes and a special segment on SmackDown. This was followed by a series of tributes to Undertaker to mark his retirement. While the two of them are major stars, they are not quite Austin, and that makes him worthy of his own tribute.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, WWE is planning to honor Austin in a similar way to Triple H, with a series of special merchandise and a live appearance, though the appearance would not take place until fans were allowed in the arena. There is no word on what the theme of Austin’s celebration would be. Austin appeared on the March 16 Monday Night Raw in honor of Steve Austin Day.
WWE has plans to honor Stone Cold Steve Austin in a similar way to the 25th anniversary celebration for Triple H that has been ongoing with a slew of new merchandise as well as a live appearance once audiences return.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 29, 2020
I think we can find some Austin highlights. Check out some of what he did over the years:
Opinion: Can you blame WWE for wanting to do this? Austin is one of the biggest stars in history (if not the biggest) and after the mess that was the Austin 3:16 day, it would be wise to try and do something that works out a little better. Austin is someone with all kinds of value and if WWE can pay tribute to Undertaker and Triple H, they certainly can do it with him as well.
What is your favorite Austin moment? What do you want to see him do? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!