Paul Heyman Details the Qualities That Made ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin So Successful in WWE

Published 04/20/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
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Steve Austin’s recently released documentary is turning heads and inspiring fans with stories of his struggle and life beyond wrestling. Following the release of the documentary, Paul Heyman couldn’t help but express his feelings.

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Stone Cold Steve Austin is inarguably one of the most prolific wrestlers of all time. His documentary highlighted some factors which truly molded him as one of the legends of the industry.

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Manager Paul Heyman in the ring during an event at Barclays Center.
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Heyman. who is a former booker himself and currently the special counsel to Roman Reigns, was one of the many who were awestruck after Steve Austin’s documentary. He points out Austin’s honesty and self-realization as the pillars of his lifelong success.

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I thoroughly enjoyed A&E Network’s original bio of Steve Austin, a compelling account of his career, and a great look at the man himself. Steve’s introspection is borne out of self-realization and an honesty about oneself that has always been one of Steve’s strong points.”

Stone Cold Steve Austin is a true Hall of Famer

Stone Cold Steve Austin had an illustrious career as a wrestler, and the WWE Hall of Famer holds 19 Championship titles to his name. While we might be able to see the glory that surrounds the legend, we overlook the struggle he had to go through to reach the pinnacle of success.

His documentary was significant as it opens up the alleys which are not as illustrious as his success. However, it must be noted that these alleys make a way to the grand road to success and form a part of his life.

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The Undertaker, who was a contemporary of Steve, had shared a clipping from the documentary before its release. He added a short yet touching caption that highlighted their struggle. The retired wrestler acknowledged Austin’s hard work in going all the way to the top.

John Cena added colors to his version. A big follower of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Cena acknowledged him as the biggest Superstar in WWE history. He even appealed to the WWE and non-WWE audience to watch the documentary.

Fans also received the biography well as it sheds light upon many unknown and barely known aspects of ‘Texas Rattle Snake’s life.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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