Stone Cold Steve Austin Almost Died During Infamous Stunt on WWE SmackDown: “The Problem Was When I Got on the Crane”

Published 01/09/2022, 1:10 PM EST
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Pro wrestling Hall of Famer Steve Austin united with other celebrities under a common cause to join Wendy’s in the effort to spread the news that good BBQ is now available to everyone with Wendy’s new BBQ Pulled Pork offerings. As part of Wendy’s #bbq4Merica campaign, celebrity spokespersons Austin, actor and dancer Alfonso Ribeiro and actor and filmmaker Ralph Macchio created a series of humorous public service announcements videos launching today. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Wendy’s)


Stone Cold Steve Austin had retired from wrestling a long time back. But the WWE Universe will always cherish his famous segments and stunts. While some were hilarious, some were scary and could have also resulted in severe injuries.

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One such stunt that will forever be right at the top of the list of the most dangerous stunts in WWE is, Steve Austin blowing up the DX Express.

During an interview, the Texas Rattlesnake talked about this dangerous stunt and how it could have cost him his life. Steve Austin mentioned he went out there and started walking on the crane.

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But the problem arose when he could not swing it using a centrifugal force side by side after someone pulled the arm up.

Austin said, “So it wasn’t hanging down so that I can swing it using a centrifugal force by going side to side. And they had failed to tell me that they have raised the arm up and the block was closer to the cab.”

Further, the WWE legend mentioned he wasn’t able to swing it as he did it in the rehearsals. He revealed that he made the cement block go forward after that. He added, “And that big cement block would go forward and turn straight towards me. And the way that thing is coming at me, I am thinking ‘I am about to die’”.

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Is Steve Austin coming back to WWE?

Steve Austin is one individual that the WWE universe is fond of. But following his in-ring retirement in 2003, he has been making sporadic appearances in WWE.

However, it had been a long time since the Texas Rattlesnake had appeared in WWE.

But the wait might soon be over for all Stone Cold Steve Austin fans. The Texas Rattlesnake might be back at WrestleMania 38.

According to WrestleVotes and some sources, WWE is very interested in having Steve Austin back at WrestleMania 38.

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Unfortunately, it won’t be in a wrestling role. But his appearance will surely bring the fans to their feet.

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Also, the fact that WrestleMania 38 will be held in his home state is even more exciting. Are you excited to see the Texas Rattlesnake back in WWE?

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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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