Stone Cold Steve Austin has spoken out about the promo he gave on WWE television during the company’s celebration of ‘3:16 Day’ in his honour.
On March 16, 2020, Monday Night Raw was re-titled ‘3:16 Day’ in honour of ‘The Texas Rattlesnake.’ Held two weeks before the twenty second anniversary of Austin capturing his first WWF Championship from Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV, the show featured the promotions toughest S.O.B participate in a variety events including an in-ring promo with Byron Saxton.
Now, Stone Cold has appeared in the ‘Rasslin With Brandon F. Walker Show’ in order to recall the night in question and the mistakes he made on live television.
Recalling the promo which formed the meat of the celebrations, Austin orated his belief that it was one of verbiages that wasn’t very good thanks to the entire event taking place in an empty arena necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic:
“It’s a tough time for everything but if you’re into something where you’re performing or used to doing it in front of a crowd, it sucks. I went down there and cut a promo when it first happened and I didn’t even wanna do the promo. I wanted to do an interview with Byron Saxton. But I went and did the promo for Vince [McMahon] and playing into a live crowd and it was bad material to begin with, [it] was not good at all.”
Naturally, the segment Austin spoke of ended with a Stunner to Saxton and much merriment when the legend toasted the evening with a beer bash.