”Stone Cold” Steve Austin told Sports Illustrated during an interview on their “Extra Mustard” blog that he was told he would be coming out last during the segment featuring himself, The Rock and Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania XXX. Austin recalled speaking with Rock prior to the show, with Rock telling him he was told that he would go out last. The run sheet confirmed the order was Hogan, Austin and then The Rock.
“I’m thinking to myself, ‘This is bull----,’” said Austin. “This is not what I was sold, this is not what I bought.”
Austin said in the next 2-4 weeks he has a couple of things that will be announced in a major press announcement. While Austin reiterated there was no creative for him at Wrestlemania 31 this year, he expects to be at Wrestlemania 32 next year in Texas.
“There was no creative for me at WrestleMania XXXI,” said Austin. “Now with WrestleMania XXXII coming up in Texas, I would be pretty damn sure I’m going to be there. It’s my home state and it just makes more sense.
“As much as I love the business and I love my fans, I don’t want to be at every WrestleMania. I was really happy to watch it in my house. I wanted to see Sting and Triple H wrestle, and I was excited for all my buddies in DX and the NWO, but I want the younger generation of wrestlers to experience it and have all the time dedicated to them. That’s the future. Some of the segments that weren’t wrestling went on too long. I love The Rock, but his segment was too long. That was time that could have been given to a talent to make or not make an impact. That’s their proving ground.”
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