WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is regarded as one of the best pro wrestlers to have ever competed inside the squared circle. However, he wasn’t always as successful as Austin made his WWE debut as the Ringmaster.

Steve Austin ushered in the Attitude Era and became the face of the company. Austin feuded with the likes of The Rock, Triple H and more helped define a generation.

While speaking with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, former WWE Superstar Val Venis claimed that Steve Austin was paranoid and unapproachable backstage in WWE.

“I would try to go Austin every once in a while because lets face it that guy had a connection with the fans that was unbelievable and so I tried to pick his brain a few times but Austin always seemed standoffish to me, very defensive. So I never really got a whole lot out of Austin. A little bit paranoid I think and I think that made it a little but uncomfortable for me to approach him on a regular basis.”


Steve Austin was last seen at WrestleMania 38, where he defeated Kevin Owens in a surprisingly solid No Holds Barred match. We’ll have to see when Austin will return to WWE television.

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