Steve Austin Says He Missed 1000th Episode Of Raw Due To Knee Surgery

Steve Austin has posted a new blog entry on his official website, detailing why he was not featured on the 1000th episode of WWE Raw. As it turns out, our initial was report correct in that his filming schedule was clear, however, he wasn't there because he underwent major knee surgery earlier this month. Below is from Austin's official website:

On July 23, 2012 WWE celebrated the 1,oooth episode of Monday Night Raw. I watched the show from my home in Los Angeles. After watching the show, I got on my Twitter account, @steveaustinBSR, to read responses to the show. There were many people blaming Vince McMahon and the WWE for not having SCSA on the show. And there were some folks who had some very negative things to say about me, personally.

The reason I did not attend RAW 1,000 was because I underwent a major knee surgery on my left knee on July 2, 2012. Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA performed the surgery.

The surgery was a complete success. I am currently three weeks post op. I began physical therapy a few days ago. I had a world class surgeon and a great medical team working on me. I am now working with a top notch PT team. I am still on crutches and will probably lose the crutches in another week. Then I will be in a custom knee brace much like the braces I wore in the ring for 9-12 weeks.

STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN IS A 100% ASS KICKING MACHINE. There was no way I was going to limp down the ramp on crutches for RAW 1,000. It was time to get my knee fixed. The decision to no-show RAW 1,000 was made by me and no one else. I have always taken pride in making my shots and have never faked an injury or illness. Pro Wrestling is a tough game and it was time to pay the piper for some of the damage I incurred in the ring. No gripes. No complaints.

To the fans that were hoping to see SCSA, Iā€™m sorry I missed the show. I would have loved to be there under different circumstances. I normally keep my personal business to myself, but due to feedback and incorrect speculation, I have posted this blog and given the 411 on why I was not at RAW 1,000.

I will post more blogs about my PT and recovery soon.

Steve Austin

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  • Matt

    Yeah, He was a big part of Raw but he's more likely to make random appearances than a lot of the people who were on the show last night. I'm glad his surgery was a success and look forward to the future of SCSA

  • Ranfery25

    You tell em’ SCSA! Your still the toughest SOB that ever stepped in that ring!

  • Chapinb0yy

    Very unfortunate. I was so dissapointed that austin didnt show up. But i see why and i understand. Get better soon.

  • AnacondaVise

    Glad he gave a reason and hope his recovery goes great. I never blamed Vince or WWE because I knew there was no way he didn't get an invite. I would have loved to see him but health comes first.

  • Bob

    I blame the WWE for stringing fans along for three hours and not telling us, even at the end, why Austin wasn't there. That's a cheap way to get ratings.

    • Vaughan

      He wasnt advertised tho

  • Sam the Man.

    And wher was Trish?

    • WWE Rocks

      Trish and Triple H was doing the yoga segment backstage when the rest of DX walked in on them

  • eric

    Get better for WM29

  • Paul

    I had been reserving any negatives comments on this subject til I got the facts, hope steve gets well and we see him make an appearance soon.

  • _JIM_

    SCSA not being at the 1,000th Monday Night Raw was EXTREMELY disappointing for me, but I wouldn’tve wanted to see him come hobbling down the ramp on crutches either. So in retrospect I’m happy he decided against appearing. Just wouldn’t be right if he couldn’tve given Vince a stunner for old times sake. Though its not like he didn’t know that the show was coming up when it did. So he could’ve put off his surgery another couple weeks in order to be at the show this past Monday. He’s dealt with the injury this long, so what was a couple more weeks? Unless it would’ve effected his filming schedule for some upcoming movie.

  • Kevin

    My apologies, Stone Cold. I knew nothing of the knee surgery. Glad to hear everything's ok with you. And you're right: NOT seeing you on the 1000th episode of Raw sucked, but seeing you come limping down on crutches would have sucked MORE. You made the right call.

  • Bernard

    Was sad not to see austin but he had his reasons. Get well soon Austin!