Real Reason Stone Cold Steve Austin Never Became a Hollywood Success Like Dwayne Johnson and John Cena

Published 11/01/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


Steve Austin was the heartthrob of the WWE universe during the Attitude Era. Not only did he impress the WWE universe with his in-ring skills, he always kept the crowd engaged with his impressive promos and segments. Especially, his fights and segments with the WWE chairman, Vince McMahon.

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However, when it came to impressing the audience in the theatres, Steve Austin was not that much impressive. Austin did feature in movies, but his Hollywood career was not as impactful as we expected it to be.

Recently, while answering questions from fans on the latest episode of Grilling Jr, Jim Ross talked about the movie career of Steve Austin and compared it with the movie career of The Rock and John Cena.

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Austin’s first starring film was ‘The Condemned’, where he played the role of a dangerous convict awaiting execution in a Salvadoran prison. Prior to this, he appeared in a supporting role in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard. His appearance in The Expendables as Dan Paine was another noteworthy one.

The former WWE superstar has also starred in movies like Damage, The Stranger, Recoil, Maximum Conviction, and a few more. But he never really made it big like The Rock and John Cena have done in their Hollywood career.

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Jim Ross reveals what Steve Austin had to go through while shooting for his movies

The former WWE commentator expressed his thoughts on why Steve Austin failed to be as successful as The Rock and John Cena in his Hollywood career. Well, if you compare the three superstars in the ring, all of them were very influential in their careers. But that wasn’t the case in the theatres.

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During the episode, he said (h/t: PWMania), “That was Steve’s choice. He didn’t like doing them. He’s a reality show guy. He’s a guy that likes to get the production done in a few weeks as opposed to a few months.”

“So the structure on a movie set, the hurry up and wait, we’re not shooting today, we’re going to change this, we’re going to do that, was not his cup of tea,” Ross added.

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Jim Ross claimed Austin tried but did not have a lot of motivation. Though he had some good shots and opportunities, he didn’t enjoy it.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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