WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is widely recognized as one of the greatest professional wrestlers to have ever stepped inside the squared circle. That said, he didn’t always enjoy the same level of success, as Austin first appeared in the WWE as the Ringmaster. Now it appears that Austin had an interesting comparison between The Attitude Era and modern wrestling.

Throughout his career, Stone Cold Steve Austin has squared off against some of the most iconic wrestlers in WWE history. From legendary battles with The Rock to intense rivalries with Triple H and Mick Foley, Austin never failed to create history at every turn.

The Attitude Era is regarded as one of the most beloved eras in the history of professional wrestling, as many fans believe it to be the peak of professional wrestling. That said, modern-day pro wrestling is a different beast entirely.

While speaking with Forbes about the changes in the world of professional wrestling, Steve Austin talked about how The Attitude Era differs from the current pro wrestling landscape. Austin simply stated that he feels watching The Attitude Era feels like slow motion when compared to today’s product in general.


The performance level has sped up so much, and the guys and gals are doing so much incredible stuff. It’s absolutely unbelievable. It’s kinda like—being such a big football fan—I was just watching clips of Mean Joe Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I used to be a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. And you watch those greats from back then into what the guys are doing now, and the guys now are just so much quicker, faster. Of course everything is. The camera’s better.

These days, even though if I look at Attitude Era stuff, I look like I’m in slow motion watching what these superstars today are doing with better cameras and just better athletes. I really enjoy some of the sequences that they’re able to do. But then that also takes me back to one of the things that I don’t like is sometimes I think there’s too much being done.

Steve Austin previously commented on the possibility of wrestling at WrestleMania 40, as he was unable to wrestle at this year’s WrestleMania. Regardless, Austin has the right to his own opinion and that’s all that matters.

What’s your view on what Steve Austin said? Do you agree with him? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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