Austin talks about scripted promos and Attitude Era roster Submitted by Aaron Rift on 05/09/2017 at 11:50 AM
Steve Austin recently appeared on Lilian Garcia's podcast and here are a few highlights...
Scripted promos in WWE: “When I came back from my neck surgery thats kind of when that system kind of really came into play, in those last few years you know I got away with it because you couldn’t tell that I was doing it but the system changed and I just kind of adapted or adopted the system that they were throwing at me, but I always felt a little like I was maybe short changing myself or the business by doing that but thats what the system became so it is what it is.”
The Attitude Era roster: “That was one of the most talented rosters in the history of the business so ya man first of all we had a stacked locker room, and heres the thing, like in the business of pro-wrestling hey man I made it for myself but we’re in it as a team because we’re traveling together, we’re like a carnival, this is pro-wrestling we got a card, your a match and theres eight other matches or ten other matches whatever the program is, so you’re all a team, and you’re all fighting to put asses in the seats. It would be real selfish for me to say oh man I want to be number one and I don’t want anyone to be close. No, I want to be number one and I want everyone to be kicking and scratching crawling so I can really say that I’m number so you wan the guy you’re working with to be as hot as you because the hotter your dance partner is the more people are going to want to see that so we had such a charismatic, talented group of guys in the ring on the horn with their gimmicks Vince was on fire with the ideas, the writing department, the booking department had great ideas so yes I’m glad we had the locker room we had.”