In the wake of his meteoric rise during the Attitude Era, Steve Austin solidified his position as one of the biggest names in professional wrestling. However, according to good friend Jim Ross, wrestling “is not his thing anymore.”
On this week’s episode of his Grilling JR podcast, legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross opened up about a recent conversation he had with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Jim Ross shared insights from their conversation, shedding light on Steve Austin’s future ventures and his current involvement with the world of professional wrestling.
“I also got a phone call from Stone Cold. He’s good, he doesn’t want a job.”
“He’s working on some new projects. He’s getting into some kind of…he’s going to start racing, they look like the stuff you go deer hunting and things like that. He’s looking to do some racing.”
“Everything is equated to the wrestling business, he says, ‘I know I’m green, but just like wrestling, I wasn’t worth a shit when I was trained by Chris Adams, but I kept working and learning.”
“Now I have kids who are 12 and have been racing since they were six that I have to compete with.’ He’s enjoying life, he’s healthy and feels good.”
“He didn’t watch the London show. He doesn’t watch any wrestling, hardly.”
“Every now and then, you’ll see him online making a comment about something topical, but he’s not watching any new content. That’s not his thing anymore.”
After dedicating countless years to wrestling, it’s safe to say that Steve Austin is long overdue for a well-earned hiatus.
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Steve Austin made his in-ring return after nineteen years of inactivity at WrestleMania 38, where he defeated Kevin Owens in a No Holds Barred match. He has not wrestled since, despite teases that he may once again lace up a pair of boots.