Steve Austin has revealed the two stars he believes are the biggest draws in the business today.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the biggest drawing stars in WWE history having provided many unforgettable moments throughout his illustrious career. The Texas Rattlesnake recently gave his view on today’s big draws, naming two current stars.
Speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling, Austin was asked his thoughts on Brock Lesnar. Speaking of his admiration for Lesnar, Austin stated The Beast Incarnate is the “biggest draw” alongside the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns:
“He is still, after almost 20 years, the biggest draw, him and Roman, in the business today. Brock Lesnar has had one of the most amazing, different runs in the history of the business, and no one will ever do it like Brock Lesnar has done it, Whether it is Suplex City or in the Octagon, or whatever it is, Brock is doing.”
In the summer of 2002 Steve Austin famously “took his ball and went home.” Austin had been due to lose to a young Brock Lesnar in a King of the Ring qualifying match on Raw but the match never ended up taking place as Austin famously walked out and would be gone from the company for almost a year.
Whilst Austin had no problem putting over the future WWE Champion, his problem was with the way it was being done on free TV with no build, thus adding further to frustrations he was already having with WWE creative at the time.
The WWE Hall of Famer also had the following to say about Lesnar, praising his accomplishments:
“Love Brock Lesnar! Jesus Christ! That guy has been in the game forever. You know, [he] tried to make pro football, never really played a whole lot of football. A couple of times, All-American in wrestling and almost makes the football team, the Minnesota Vikings. Then he says, ‘Hey, I’m going to fight in the UFC.’ Becomes a UFC Heavyweight Champion. Then gets back into the business.”
Brock Lesnar was last seen on WWE television at SummerSlam 2022 when he and Reigns competed in a memorable Last Man Standing Match in which The Tribal Chief was victorious. His current relationship with WWE is believed to be good although it remains unclear when he will return.