WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin remains one of the biggest and most influential names in pro wrestling history. After all, he single-handedly ushered in the Attitude Era and changed the course of pro wrestling for good. That said, it appears Vince McMahon made him apologize to an ex-WWE Superstar for being too stiff.

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.

It is simply a fact that Steve Austin’s greatest foe is Vince McMahon, as the two became one of the biggest draws of the Attitude Era. Even then, Austin faced his fair share of lesser-known talent.

The Texas Rattlesnake defeated Lou Marconi at a WWE Superstars taping on October 22, 1996. While speaking on the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast, Marconi revealed that Vince McMahon scolded Steve Austin for being too stiff with Marconi and told him to apologize.


“He [Austin] was amped up for that match. For a second there I thought I pissed him off, but I said, ‘Oh, he’s just laying it in.’ He was doing the Texas style. Vince made him apologize to me, and I told him it wasn’t even needed. I said, ‘We’re cool, I appreciate it.’

He [Austin] was laying it in because I remember I got through the locker room and Jake Roberts comes up to me. He’s like, ‘Stay right here. You okay? You okay?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m fine, what’s going on?’ He’s looking at me. I could see out the corner of my eye, I could see Vince was like basically reading Steve Austin the riot act.”

Steve Austin also recently revealed why he won’t return to WWE for full-time gig. Regardless, Steve Austin will be regarded as one of the greatest of all time and that’s all that matters.

What’s your opinion on this Steve Austin story? Are you surprised by Vince McMahon scolding him? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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