Stone Cold Steve Austin

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You're in there, you're having a match, and you're feeding off that crowd. That's the gasoline that fuels the match, and that's how you make your decisions. If you're not listening to that crowd when you're working, you're missing the biggest part of what working is all about.
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When Savage died, that was hard on me. I didn't even hardly know Randy, but I just turned 51 this past December, and he was 58 when he died. I'm like, 'Hey man, just because I'm in that line of work, do I have an expiration date? Am I supposed to go?' I always wonder, but I don't harbor it.
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I've got a chance to host a show called 'Redneck Island' on CMT. I love doing that show.
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I used to love Andre The Giant. I could sit around all day and listen to Andre stories. He was such a wonderful, unique guy who everyone loved being around. The thing about Andre, he just had this magical mystique about him.
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Don't look forward to me putting on the trunks and knee braces to get back in the ring and stomp a mudhole in somebody and walking it dry.
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Everyone can have a rough day at the office, as they say. I've had those myself many times when the bell rings.
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I don't look to save the world with any of the movies that I make. I'm not trying to make any political statement with the movies I make. I'm trying to have a good time. I'm trying to entertain people.
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Any time you go live with Vince McMahon it's going to be a very interesting experience.
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I was a Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes guy. Ric Flair continues to be my favorite wrestler of all time. I loved Harley Race and Nick Bockwinkel and all of those guys, but I'm a big Flair guy.
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When that glass broke and 'Stone Cold' was making an entrance, and that roof blew off that building, that sends you higher than life or anything that I know of. It's an adrenaline rush you can't explain.
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In the wrestling world, you had WWE, WCW, and smaller promotions that were like the independents. I look at it as craft beer being the independent beer makers. It's the indie scene.
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If it's the morning, and I had a late night, the worst thing in the world is a bright light.
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My run cannot be touched. If you want to talk about longevity, you can speak the name Hogan. If you want to talk about white-hot, selling tickets, and taking the business to a height it's never been - and, with a hell of a supporting cast, I might add - you're talking about Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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I wear decent shades, but if I lose them, I'll go right to the store and get cheap ones because my eyes are that sensitive.
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The thing that's so tough about 'Broken Skull Challenge' is you're going head-to-head with another human being who may or may not be stronger than you and may or may not want it more than you.
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In the ring, if someone hits you too hard, you can only take so many of those, and you have to send back a receipt, meaning 'Hey, settle down.' If a guy has a bad night at the office and catches you in the chin, you pop him so he knows what's going on.
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When I see things through my eyes, I don't want to ever just be really negative towards someone's performance. There are many ways to skin a cat. Sometimes I watch the guys, and they're doing different things than I would have done, but I don't ever want to be too critical.
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I love my fans, and I love my relationship with the fans, but when you're a performer, and you're used to being the mac daddy, the main cat, and all of a sudden you're not that guy anymore, it's kind of a whole different spectrum and a whole different level.
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Probably the greatest match in my career, and really put me on the match as a main event guy and paved the way for what I was to become, was Wrestlemania 13, with the one and only, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart.
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I'll tell you what, the chemistry that I had with Bret 'Hitman' Hart in the ring, and the respect and the trust we had for each other, was unbelievable.
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Shoot, man, I loved being a damn heel. Something about that, just going out there and being the most despicable person you could ever be, was a real turn-on for me. And I grew up a real shy kid in south Texas, and it was something for me to lean on and have fun with.
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I actually have a pretty good sense of humor.
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You can't push the envelope at 10,000 RPM and expect to come out smelling like a rose and feeling like a million bucks on the other side.
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Vince McMahon is a workaholic; he sleeps 4 hours a night. The last thing that you want to tell the old man is that you are burned out - you need a break.
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The Rock is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. So give the guy his due.
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I'm really proud of 'Broken Skull Challenge.'
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We didn't roll credits after 'Monday Night Raw.' You know, it didn't say, 'Stone Cold Steve Austin played by Steve Austin,' so all of a sudden people think that's who and what you are 24/7, you know, 365 days a year.
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In 'The Condemned,' if you saw the movie, that's all me; I'll go toe to toe with anyone in an action movie.
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I had a lot more creative freedom back in the day.
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On 'Redneck Island,' a show I love, there was a lot of drama and storylines going on because someone's always voted off the island through process of elimination.
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I don't live as 'Stone Cold.' I live as Steve Austin. I was 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin back in 2003, then I rode off into the sunset.
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You know how much money I could have made playing professional football as a tight end? But I can't jump, and I can't run fast. That was my problem.
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I made a good living being a tough guy on TV, but I'd rather laugh and joke all day long than try to be a tough guy.
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When you look back on anything in life, hindsight being 20/20, some things you'd like to have done a little differently.
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My favoirte wrestler is 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair.
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There's so many things I want to accomplish in the world of acting. But, the two most important are that I want to keep paying the bills and I want to get better. That's about it. I enjoy what I do. I'll stay busy. I've been lucky.
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My exit strategy from pro wrestling wasn't carved in stone. I retired because of a few neck issues, some neurological issues.
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When you wrestle for 15 years, you don't want to go back to driving that forklift.
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Based on the name value I had, I went to L.A. and got involved in independent movies.
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John Cena has done well for himself.
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I'm not wrestling anymore. I'm out of that part of my career.
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That final match I had at WrestleMania with The Rock was my last match.
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There's no reason to go back in the ring and prove anything.
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Earl Hebner should definitely be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
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I have so many great memories of the wrestling business. I've worked real hard to get to the top, and how many flukes and breaks to have happened that had allowed me to have the success that I did.
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WWE dropped the ball with 'Tough Enough.'
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Diamond Dallas Page is one of my best friends.
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I am not a coward.
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You can talk about your Psalms and your John 3:16. Well, Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your *ss.
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