As multi-time WWE Champion, WrestleMania headliner and the “Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, Dwayne The Rock Johnson pretty much achieved everything during his wrestling career. However, one of his greatest rivals Stone Cold Steve Austin has added another accolade to his long list of accomplishments.
Austin and the Rock were two of the biggest acts during the Attitude Era. Their epic rivalry saw them clash multiple times and often resulted in the People’s Champion being on the receiving end of a Stone Cold Stunner and taking it in his own unique way.
Throughout his career, Austin delivered hundreds, if not thousands of Stunners with the person taking it feeling the effects in different ways. Who could forget Vince McMahon’s hilarious sell of the move at WrestleMania 38 or Shane McMahon spraying beer into the air upon getting stunned?
The Texas Rattlesnake was a guest on the recent edition of INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet and when asked who he thought took his finishing move the best.
[On who sold the Stunner best]“Well you got those different athletic presentations from Scott Hall, Shane took a good one, but I always go to The Rock. The Rock would always take that extra effort to careen around the ring in a way over sell fashion.
But it meant so much more when he did that, because in the big matches we had, whether it was [WrestleMania] 15, 17 and 19, those moments meant so much. But I would go with The Rock, and here is the thing people don’t understand.
When you give The Rock a Stunner, that guy is so jacked and so hard, when he is bouncing around the ring, sometimes he would flop off the ropes and end up landing back on me. I was like Jesus, you’re killing me. So giving The Rock a Stunner can be painful when he flops back on you, but that’s the name that I am going to give you.”
Will Stone Cold Steve Austin Appear At WWE WrestleMania 40?
After making a triumphant return to the ring at WrestleMania 38 against Kevin Owens, it was heavily speculated that Austin would feature in another major match at WrestleMania 39.
However, Stone Cold didn’t make an appearance at the Hollywood Spectacular despite the company attempting to get in him to have another match.
In the same interview, Van Vliet asked Austin if he would return to the ring for another match at the WWE’s 40th anniversary of its annual supershow. The Hall of Famer teased a potential outing at the show but isn’t going to lobby for one.
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