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Stone Cold Steve Austin Received Valuable Advice from a Far Younger WWE Star

Published 05/14/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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Stone Cold Steve Austin stunned wrestling fans when returned to WWE in a wrestling capacity after nineteen long years! Fans anticipated the match for a long time but WWE had not provided any confirmation about a potential match until Austin came out in the ring and accepted Kevin Owens’ challenge.

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The match between Austin and Owens was the main event for WrestleMania Saturday, and it was a treat for the fans in attendance at the AT&T Stadium and across the globe. The Texas Rattlesnake won the match after opening a can of whoop a** on Kevin Owens.


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While fans saw Austin in the ring at WrestleMania, WWE Superstars were lucky to be around him and pick his brain backstage.

Although there was one superstar who didn’t have anything to learn from Austin, instead he had some advice for Austin! Yes, you read it right, a WWE star in his 30s wanted to give advice to a veteran like Steve Austin, and he did!

Drew McIntyre shares his experience of meeting Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38

Recently, appearing in an interview with TalkSport, Drew McIntyre shared his experience of meeting Stone Cold Steve Austin before his match at WrestleMania 38.

McIntyre said, “I saw Steve right before he was going to start working on what he was going to do for ‘Mania. I walked in like ‘this is so crazy, you’re going to be on WrestleMania with Steve Austin.”


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He added, “On the night of Mania I gave him some advice which is also surreal. He hasn’t done this for 20 years and I could see… Even though he’s a very confident, intense guy – the way the character is, that’s the way he is in real life – but no, I mostly just reminded him to breath.”

Even though Austin was excited for his first match after a long time, he was nervous. Austin has said multiple times that a new generation of fans would not cheer his wrestling style and so he hadn’t thought of a return in a long time. This reason might have The Rattlesnake nervous before going to the ring.

McIntyre told Austin to stay calm and just breathe. He said this to Austin because the adrenaline is very much high. The crowd is so loud you forget to breathe and you get blown up. This advice surely helped the Rattlesnake as he gave fans a stunning match to cherish forever.

Drew McIntyre wants to bring back WWE European Title


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This year on 3rd September, WWE is going to have a stadium event in the United Kingdom. Drew McIntyre shared that with this event coming up at Cardiff, UK, he wishes WWE could bring back the European Title.

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McIntyre said, “Yes! I just want it. Because when I was a kid and I saw it I was like ‘ah man, I want to be European champion’ and now I can’t because it doesn’t exist right now. I don’t like too many titles and there are a lot right now, but I just wanted it when I was a kid. So just bring it back, let me win it and then I’ll retire it.”


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WWE currently has more than a dozen championships and McIntyre understands the same. If he is not facing Roman Reigns in the UK, then he wants to win the European Title and retire it quickly, being the last champion.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.