“Today Isn’t a Normal Day” – Wrestling Stars and Legends Come Together to Celebrate Stone Cold Steve Austin on 3:16 Day

Published 03/17/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

“Austin 3:16 says I just whopped you a**”– This phrase took the WWE career of Stone Cold Steve Austin to the next level and the rest is history. However, this phrase also gave the wrestling world a day every year to celebrate The Texas Rattlesnake’s career. WWE fans and several wrestling superstars and legends celebrate March 16th as ‘Austin 3:16 day’ worldwide.


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This year too many fans took to social media to honor Stone Cold’s career which stormed to new heights after his King of the Ring speech. They shared pictures, and videos of several memorable moments of the WWE Hall of Famer.


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Moreover, WWE too shared a few posts in honor of Austin. Additionally, there was some special merchandise the Stamford-based company added on the WWE Shop website for the occasion.

Austin is a prominent figure in WWE and professional wrestling. Along with The Rock, he ruled the business during the Attitude Era and helped Vince McMahon to win the Monday Night Wars.

As his fans across the globe shared their excitement over this auspicious occasion in professional wrestling history, several stars too reacted to the same.

Wrestling superstars reacted to the Austin 3:16 day!

Several current and former WWE superstars and legends took to Twitter and Instagram to react on ‘Austin 3:16’ day. Below are some of the reactions by the wrestling superstars.

WWE legend Mark Henry raised a ‘Hell Yeah’ for his Texian neighbour!

Mick Foley celebrates 3:16 day on his podcast!

Pat McAfee remembered the day!

WWE announcer Kayla Braxton sported the Stone Cold t-shirt on the day!

Bayley shared a picture with the WWE Hall of Famer.


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Diamond Dallas Page too shared a picture with The Texas Rattlesnake.


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Matt Cardona shares the iconic picture of Austin wearing the Broski Headband!

Stone Cold too shared some posts to greet his fans on this special day. Nevertheless, after coming out of retirement and facing Kevin Owens last year, there are rumors Austin could have a match again this year.

Stone Cold Steve Austin could face LA Knight

After being retired for 19 years, the six-time WWE Champion had an exciting match last year against The Prizefighter Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38. However, there are rumors of him stepping the in ring once again at WrestleMania 39.


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Austin’s rumored opponent is SmackDown superstar LA Knight. A promo battle followed by a short match between Stone Cold and Knight will surely make the fans go berserk.


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Did you celebrate ‘Austin 3:16 day’? Do you want him to have a match at WrestleMania 39? Share your opinion below.

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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.

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