Steve Austin On Vince McMahon: He’s Not The Most Graceful Human Being, But He’s The Greatest Performer Ever
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WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin once had an iconic rivalry with Vince McMahon, and their feud remains one of the most legendary stories in WWE history. One memorable moment came at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: In Your House pay-per-view, when Austin faced McMahon in a Steel Cage Match at the show. In an appearance on WWE’s The Bump, “The Texas Rattlesnake” reflected on this match and his rivalry with “The Boss.”
“Vince always wanted to be an in-ring performer, but his dad wouldn’t let him, and so he turned into the greatest performer of all time,” said Austin. “This window of opportunity opens up organically so that we may start feuding together, he puts himself in the ring. So Vince is not the most graceful human being in the world, and I say that with all due respect because I loved working with him.
“And there’s something about him. What I feel for the business was reciprocated 100%, as much from him to me, and you have to have that energy that goes back and forth for things to work like they do. People loved to hate him, and they loved to love me at the time because I was working [babyface], but it was a match made in heaven and an angle that transcended the business.”
During the interview, Austin also looked back on his memorable career and described his work on “Straight Up Steve Austin” and “The Broken Skull Sessions.”
The full video of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s interview below: