Kefin and Jo look at the most popular superstar of all time, Stone Cold Steve Austin! Expect discussions about beer and vehicles.
(Documentary) Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of all Time
Steve Austin vs Bret Hart in an I Quit Match @ WrestleMania 13 (1997)
Steve Austin vs The Rock @ WrestleMania 17 (2001)
Q: Why didn’t you mention Steve Austin’s arrest for domestic violence against his wife in the episode?
A: This is something we’ve been asked a lot, and I’m glad people care enough to mention it. The reason we don’t cover the arrest of Steve Austin in the episode is down to a few things. Firstly, I (Jo) didn’t know about it – no one tweeted it in or mentioned it on Facebook, and so I didn’t know to bring it up. Also, at the time of recording, the podcast was very much in its early days and we weren’t sure yet how to best handle controversial subjects. As such, Kefin decided not to mention it.
In hindsight, it’s a discussion we didn’t have on-mic, that we both wish we had. It would have made for an interesting dissection of whether or not it’s possible to separate the wrestler from the crime, especially looking back as a long-term vs short-term fan. Having said that, as we continue to release rivalry episodes, I’m sure there will be other opportunities to discuss the topic, especially as we cover more episodes on wrestlers with similarly abusive pasts.
Episode artwork by Daniel Swanton
Music by Sam Chaplin
Edited by Joanna Graham