“Stone Cold” Steve Austin has declared his love for Savio Vega, and credited the iconic Superstar for helping him shake the ring rust off.
Speaking on WWE’s The Bump, The Hall of Famer spoke of how WWE didn’t initially have plans for him, and says Vega got him in the best shape of his career.
“I love Savio Vega! When I first came in, the company didn’t really have any plans for me. I was coming back from a tricep reattachment injury. So, when I came to WWE, I had a lot of ring rust. Savio Vega is old school. After two or three months working every night with Savio Vega, he got me in the best shape of my career. If we were in the beginning or in the middle of the card, you had to work your ass off to follow that match because very few people could. I have nothing but the highest of regards and respect for Savio Vega, and I loved working with him.”
Not long after working with Vega, Austin would go on to feud with Bret Hart, with a submission match at WrestleMania being the culmination of the rivalry. The Texas Rattlesnake would go on to reminisce about the events which built to a double turn during the match.
“You always want your dance partner to be as over as possible. Bret was red hot. He was kind of at that pivotal area because, on one hand, he was that beloved babyface, and on the other hand, he kind of started piss and moaning to a degree, which all set out that play for the double turn. So, [there was] electricity that night in front of that wonderful crowd.”