Steve Austin Says WWE Is Very Constricted Right Now, Talks In-Ring Future, the Divas Revolution

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin

– WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin recently spoke with Brian Fritz for FOX Sports. The full interview can be read at this link. Below are highlights:

The WWE Divas Revolution:

“When you get those women working at a level like that, give me more women’s wrestling. I want to see guys working like that. Those young ladies are getting it. They’re understanding it. I love it. It’s not about pushing the envelope at 100 miles an hour. It’s about establishing an identity and a character and having people believe in you whether they love you or they hate you, they despise you, they adore you, they feel your pain and buy into what you’re doing. You’re telling a story. I still love that aspect of the business.”

Possibly having one more match:

“I think 99.9 percent I’ve had my last match. If I felt froggy and wanted to jump for any particular reason, just because I said right now I have the fever for it, I’d like to do it. But for all practical, intrinsic, whatever kind of purposes, I’m done. Again, if I felt like it, could I? Yeah. Would I? In a dream world. possibly. I’m not trying to promote a match and pretty much I am done. I would always reserve the option.”

The current WWE system:

“I was just at the pay-per-view Hell in a Cell and prior to that I was in Dallas at a Monday Night Raw and, man, the system is very constricted right now. I feel for the guys in the system. I had a lot more creative freedom back in the day. These days, it’s a very rigid system and it’s very political. Because of the system that I was in, I could never comply to the current system. I ain’t knocking it. I’m just saying I couldn’t fly in that system with so many restrictions on me.”

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