WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Names His Favourite Superstars on the Roster

Published 01/08/2021, 8:34 AM EST


“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is the most popular Superstar WWE has ever seen and was an influential wonder back in the Attitude Era. ‘The Rattlesnake’ stunned everyone that shared a drink with him and even those that didn’t

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Greatness recognises greatness, and Stone Cold himself has some favourites in the main roster today. In a recent interview with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, Austin revealed his favourite Superstars in WWE today.

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“Well, I’ve said in the past, Bayley … when she turned heel, I think she was one of the most entertaining heels in the business. There’s layers to her work,” said Austin.

“From the female standpoint – Charlotte just came back, and just started tuning in to see what she’s got going on, and Becky Lynch left to have her baby – but, right now, I really like Bayley’s heel work. I’ve been watching it and liking it for quite some time.”

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin respects how far Drew McIntyre has come

Apart from recognising the growing potential in WWE’s Women’s division, the Hall of Famer admitted his admiration for WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.

“On the guy’s standpoint, Drew McIntyre came by to shoot the show,” said Austin. “Mick Foley was on the podcast years ago and he goes, ‘Hey, man. This guy.’ If you’d have told me he was going to be the guy years ago, I’d have said no. He’s a mid-card guy. Mick goes, ‘You should watch this guy.’”

More than anything, ‘The Rattlesnake’ is impressed with how far McIntyre has come in the business. 

“I’ve been watching him and to meet him in person and to get a feel for his physicality and his mentality and the way he thinks about the business, very impressed with Drew,” said Austin. “He’s definitely really, really earned the position he’s at in the business today.”

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Drew McIntyre was touted to be a future World Champion during his first stint with WWE. However, things didn’t quite go his way, and he soon parted ways with the company. 

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‘The Scottish Psychopath’ clawed his way back up the wrestling ladder and made it back to WWE. He is now the face of the company, right at the top of the roster. The fact that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin picked him as his favourite goes a long way for the star. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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