Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jim Ross Talks Steve Austin and The Rock Possibly Guest-Hosting RAW

Source: PWTorch.com, JR's Blog

WWE announcer Jim Ross offered his commentary on last night's Raw after skipping last week's unmentionable effort and updated his health related to returning to WWE TV in a new blog today on jrsbarbq.com.

Ross suggested Steve Austin and "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson could be in line for future guest hosting roles following Bret Hart's footsteps.

"I don't have an answer to that question but I do feel that both men will eventually return to Raw in either the guest G.M. capacity or another role that provides them a "one off' opportunity to entertain their fans and to promote what it is that they are involved...likely their films," Ross said.

Johnson said several weeks ago he was working on a project with WWE beyond just guest-hosting an episode of Raw, but Johnson hasn't added new information since the interview.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!


From SteveAustinWeb! I hope your holiday is filled with all things wonderful. Happy holidays visitors. Merry Christmas, Steve! Thank you all! I appreciate everything you guys have done for this website!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Steve Austin to be Featured on The Outdoor Channel

Source: WrestlingNewsArena.com


TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Outdoor Channel (Nasdaq: OUTD), America’s leader in Outdoor TV, today unveiled its action-packed programming schedule for the first quarter of 2010. Seven brand new shows will debut this winter on the network, covering a broad range of popular outdoor themes and featuring expert talent. The new shows are “Drop Zone TV,” “Nosler’s Magnum TV,” “S.W.A.T. Magazine TV,” “Top Truck Challenge,” “World Class Bowhunting,” “Backroads with Ron & Raven” and “Alaskan.”

Drop Zone TV – Debuts Sunday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. ET
Get ready, you’re about to enter the “Drop Zone!” Hosted by Hal Shaffer of Outdoor Channel’s “Huntin’ the World…Southern Style” and NASCAR’s Greg Zipadelli, “Drop Zone TV” is a fast paced show with a modern twist, and is bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The list of celebrity guests is long and diverse, including some of NASCAR’s greats, along with the best of the NFL, country music and Major League Baseball. This season, former WWE World Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin, will be in pursuit of his biggest whitetail ever, while comedian Killer Beaz adds his unique brand of comedy by making side-splitting commentary throughout many episodes of the show.

Click the source link for the entire list.

Update on Austin's WWE/TNA Status

Source: InsidePulse.com: Wrestling

Hulk Hogan coming to TNA has made every available free agent in wrestling come up in talks of who would appear on the January 4th edition of Impact going live with Raw.

One megastar who has been on the sidelines is Stone Cold Steve Austin, who has made few WWE TV appearances in recent years. There has been speculation that if his longtime friend Jim Ross were somehow ousted from WWE and end up in TNA, that Austin could conceivably do the same.

This is apparently not possible, as Austin is under what’s described as a “high money” contract with WWE with no particular role attached. The thinking from the WWE camp is that if they pay Austin, even just to sit at home and collect merchandise royalties, it is worth the investment.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Happy 45th birthday, Steve! I hope your day is a fun-filled one!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

JR's Blog: 12/15

Source: JR's Blog

JR Wrote:

Steve Austin will finish filming his latest film this week in Vancouver and I know Steve is looking forward to some R&R on his Texas ranch in the coming weeks. The Mrs and I hope to hook up with Steve after the holidays if schedules permit. Steve is really stoked about this soon to be finished film that has been shot largely outdoors in the mountains and woods near Vancouver.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stone Cold Steve Austin - Lord of the Ring

2000 A&E biography on Steve Austin, Stone Cold Steve Austin - Lord of the Ring

If you can't watch it, click here.


Eric Bischoff Defends Firing Steve Austin Before WWE Fame

Source: PWTorch.com

Wade Keller: You mentioned Steve Austin earlier. I think that's a good example where there's two sides to stories. The anti-Bischoff side got a lot of publicity while you were busy running the company. In your book you gave your side of a lot of things. I did the "Torch Talk" with Steve Austin after he left WCW, right before he signed with the WWF, and he said he couldn't believe you fired him over the phone or didn't bring him into the office and was very upset. You provided a pretty compelling second side to it, which is him telling his wife when you called, "Tell him I'm not home." And you overheard that. I think a lot of people sympathized with your decision to pull the trigger on him at that point because he wasn't, in your mind, in any position to be that unprofessional. That acknowledged, that there were two sides to it, do you think look back and think you still should have maybe recognized what a lot of people had been writing for a couple of years, what a lot of his colleagues thought for a couple of years, which is he could be the next big thing. Because I think in your book you probably understated how many people recognized him in that year before he was fired by you - a lot of people were saying "he has it, he has that It Factor." He's not quite focused on what he's going to become to be a top star, but he's headed that direction. When you look back do you think maybe you should have seen that a little more?

Eric Bischoff: I don't know who all those people were, Wade? Nobody was coming to me with that point of view. Nobody pulled me aside and said, "Hey, Eric, I think you're making a mistake. I think this guy has that It-Factor. I think he could be the Next Big Thing. Maybe people that were reading your sheets and your audience were saying that.

Keller: It was a limited number of people, but it was definitely being written about. But also, I really think colleagues, other wrestlers were saying that. I thought it was pretty commonly thought that he was among the top draft picks if you were planning three-to-five years down the road.

Bischoff: Like I said, I didn't look to the Torch or the Wrestling Observer to kind of base my futures decisions on, number one. Number two, if there were any of his colleagues or Dusty Rhodes or whoever it was that was around me at the time, certainly none of those people pulled me aside and said, "Look, I think you're underestimating this guy or undervaluing him." I think, again, going back. Now we're going back 15 years, not 10, but I had always liked "Stunning" Steve. I always got along with him. We weren't beer drinking buddies or any of that kind of stuff; we hadn't gone hunting and fishing together. But we were friendly and got along great. We got along great when I was an announcer at WCW. We're probably more alike than we are not in terms of people. We're both pretty direct, we both like to hunt and fish, we both like to drink beer. We're kind of both rednecks. I'm standing on my deck looking out at the Rocky Mountains right now because I like to be here to hunt and fish. There's not a lot of chemistry differences between Steve and I. So we got along fine, but going back 15 years ago, this was a guy who, he and Brian Pillman were great as The Hollywood Blondes, a great tag team. But Steve was struggling with injuries. He had some pretty severe injuries at the time. His character, we kept trying a few different things and he kept experimenting and nothing was really clicking. After I fired him, he went to WWE and it took a while to find anything that clicked. Anybody that tells me they had this crystal ball and knew that Steve Austin was going to become Stone Cold in 1997 or 1998 after I fired him in nineteen-ninety-whatever, they're full of sh--. It's easy to look back and say, "Aw, I told you so!" But this is a guy that had been in the business for a long time, he had struggled with a lot of different characters, he had reached a good level of success, but he wasn't knocking super-stardom's door in WCW or in WWE until after the Nitro era opened the door for him to become an entirely different character than he had ever been before.

More of the interview tomorrow from PWTorch.com!

Anchor Bay Films Get Rights for Upcoming Steve Austin Film, Hunt To Kill

Source: ScreenDaily.com

Anchor Bay Films has acquired US, UK and Australian rights to the next ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin action feature, Hunt To Kill (H2K).

Principal photography started in Vancouver this month on the project about a former border patrol agent and his daughter who are taken hostage and forced to lead their captors through a forest in pursuit of millions of dollars.

Keoni Waxman is directing and Jack Nasser of NGN produces.

CEO Tim Brown of sales agency Joker Films Inc brokered the deal with Kevin Kasha and Richard Turner of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Steve Austin TNA Speculations

Source: PWTorch.com

Stone ColdSteve Austin is still under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment, which should put an end to the speculation that me may join TNA.

Spike TV were reportedly interested in featuring Austin in a non-wrestling project a few years ago, considering their network is geared towards men.

In response to this, WWE offered him a lucrative contract to not work for the USA Network competitor. New Austin merchandise is also allowed to be sold by WWE as part of the agreement.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jim Ross Blogs About Steve Austin Today

Today Jim Ross blogged about Steve Austin:

"Heard from Steve Austin this week and had to give him a football update as Steve and crew are really working hard trying to finish his current film in the cold, outdoor environment of Vancouver by Christmas. Apparently, this film is particularly physically demanding and has a provocative, action adventure plot."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Workout iPhone App

Steve Austin's Broken Skull Workout allows you to follow Steve's personal workout routines and track your progress. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, you can learn from Steve's 30 years of training.

Features Include:
Detailed workouts with instructions from Steve
Exercise images performed by Steve
Customizable workout
Numerous fitness calculators
Progress tracking with images
Nutrional Suggestions
Fitness Tips

BUY! BUY! BUY! - $3.99!

Also, according to US WEEKLY:
Today, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is celebrating the debut of his iPhone application, “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Workout” at Cin Cin in Vancouver.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here are frequently asked questions that you may or may not have about the website. I will add to this list as more are asked. If you have a question, please feel free to e-mail me. Thanks!

Who are you?
Great question! In a nutshell, I'm a 24-year old English major born/raised/residing in Florida who has been a fan of Steve Austin for over 10 years.

How long have you been a fan of Steve Austin?
For over 10 years. I knew who he was in his early days, but I didn't really start liking him until he started feuding with The Rock (and everyone else for that matter). Between those times, I started following up on him, and I got to love his wrestling, and getting know his personal side.

Do you know Steve Austin?
Ummm... naw. Maybe... no. Please do not send me e-mails asking to get in touch with Steve,etc...! I only provide what he has provided publicly. If you want to get in touch with him, you can ask him questions via his personal Twitter.

When, and why did you decide to make a Steve Austin fansite?
I had a Rock fansite (which I made pretty much because there wasn't a fan website for him anymore), and then I discovered that there were no Steve Austin fansites online, so I decided to make one. SAW.com was launched on November 12, 2009. I brought a domain in March 24, 2010. Plus, I also wanted fans to get to know Steve as an actor since he's no longer wrestling.

Why do still post wrestling news then?
Because even though he's not wrestling anymore, he will always be associated with the world of wrestling. This website is for new fans who know him as an actor who want to know his wrestling roots, and for old wrestling fans who want to get to know him as an actor.

What kind of news will I find here?
Any news associated with Steve Austin - including movie news, wrestling-related news, family-related news, career-related, pretty much anything! Most news posted on the mainpage; other news will most likely be tweeted.

How did you come up with the name?
I wanted something easy. So I played around with different names and combinations, and I came up with SteveAustinWeb.com. I just like the way it sounded. Short, simple, and easy to remember. Plus, it was within the 15 username character limit for Twitter.

Does he [Steve] know about SteveAustinWeb.com?
YES!!! He actually does!!!!!

Have you ever met Steve Austin?
Nope, but I hope one day in the future.

Does Steve have a MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, etc...?
Steve only has a Twitter! All other pages are fake!

I love your website. Can I help you out?
I'm not looking for co-webmasters or anything like that, but you are welcome to submit news, photos, information, video, audio, links, etc... and I'll give you credit.

How often will you be updating the website?
As often as I can, if there is news, or anything I find newsworthy. I check e-mails many times throughout the day via online and mobile. Also, I encourage you to take advantage of the SAW.com Twitter. Some items I may update there that may not be on the mainpage of the website.

Do you have anymore news on....?
Look for all news on the mainpage, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, sign up for the RSS feed to get news straight to your e-mail inbox. If it's something specific that you want to know, I can try and find out.

How can I get news if I am not able to access the website?
SAW.com has provided many ways to get news. If you are not able to access the mainpage news, you can subscribe to the SAW.com news feed/e-mail list, Twitter, & Facebook.

Is your website credible?
Yes for the most part. I get my information from credible online resources, other sources, and videos. If I am not sure, I will research and post the information I have found, or not post it at all until further details & information arise.

Do you have an inside sources?

Is this an official Steve Austin fansite?
No. This is just a FAN WEBSITE! Ran by a FAN!!!

Can I link SAW.com?
I really don't have a set of rules for affiliation. You can either be an affiliate or wrestling website affiliate. Just make sure your website is appropiate and Steve Austin-related. I don't care if you have a non-hosted or hosted website, blog, forum, MySpace page, etc... I don't do the "link me first, and then I will link you back if I see my link on your webpage". To me, that's just wasting a lot of time. Just exchange 1 or 2 e-mails, and go from there. I haven't made any banners yet, so you'd have to link me via text link.

Will you send me photos?
Umm... maybe. Are you looking for a specific photo?

Can I save the photos?

Can I use your photos/information for my personal use?
Yes, if you got it from my website & it's tagged, please credit me (Joyce @ SteveAustinWeb.com).

Do you own any other websites?
Yes, I have my very own personal websites, but I also own: UltimateDwayneJohnson.com - a fansite deticated to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!

Where did you get all of your photos, information, etc... from?
Online, mazagines, videos, other resources, submissions from other people.

How can I contact you?
There are many ways you can contact me. E-mail is the best for a quicker response. Just look under "Website and Stats" for more contact information.

I sent you something and I don't want my name/e-mail displayed...
Okay, I'll only include what's in the body of the e-mail. Just let me know if you don't want your name or e-mail displayed.

I sent you an e-mail, and no response. Are you ignoring me?
No. I do have a life outside of the Internet. I work, I attend college, and I have my personal/free time. I usually check all of my e-mails a few times a day, or whenever I have the time. Now if it's a silly e-mail or asking me the same thing over and over again, most likely you won't get a response.
Note to foreign fans (and no offense): Please, if you do not speak English well, please, please, please try and be as detailed with your message as possible, or try and translate your message using a translator. I only know English and some Spanish. No hard feelings. I just need to know what you are asking.

I have something private that I want to tell you, but it's not confirmed - so I don't want it posted yet...
Well, just let me know about it. I won't post it, but I'll research it. BUT I won't post it to the public until it's released by Steve or by other credible resources.

Can I conact you via IM?
Yes, you can contact me through MSN IM, Yahoo! IM, MySpace IM, GTalk, AIM, @: steveaustinweb.

I have a website. Can I get some advice/help/suggestions from you?
Yes, you can ask me depending on what it's about.

Can I contact you / send you something via mailing address?
I don't post my mailing address, sorry.

What is your nationality?
I'm black, African-American.

Favorite Steve Austin moment?
Sorry. There's just too many to name here.

How long did it take you to make this website?
A few weeks.

How many e-mails do you answer on an average day?
About 10-20. Really, it depends on what's going on.

What is hotlinking? Is it illegal?
Example: When you take the photo link from another website and post it on your page instead of uploading the photo to your own server. That's stealing bandwidth, and yes, it's very ILLEGAL!

What kind of computer do use?
An HP G60.

What's currently on your laptop desktop?
HBK!!! Not the answer you were hoping for, hun?

"Damage" Has Completed Post-Production Stage

Source: PWInsider.com

Affinity Mediaworks sent out the following today: "Affinity Mediaworks Corp. (OTCBB: AFFW) Affinity is pleased to announce that it had completed the post production for the feature film "Damage" starring Stone Cold Steve Austin.

This film appeals to a young male audience that drives the current revenues of the film industry. There has been a surge in action films due to the popularity of UFC, MMA and WWF entertainment. It will be the first film released by Affinity Mediaworks and will be sold into the 2010 film markets.

From the where are they now file, the following press release hit the wires today.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Steve Austin Battles Ice Storm

Source: ProWrestling.net

Dutch Mantel's latest blog features a road story regarding an ice storm that he and Steve Austin battled while traveling to a show in the early '90s. "I knew that there was no way the matches would be held that night," Mantel recalled.

"But, like the idiots we were, we continued the journey since we were very close to the Mid South Coliseum. As we pulled into an iced over backstage parking lot, we saw the King, Jerry Lawler was getting into his car. He told us that the matches had been canceled. No s**t? Really? I didn't see any of the other guys in the parking lot or their cars so it seemed as though some of those guys had more sense than Steve and I did and decided not to come.

"We were pissed off. Steve and I were cussing up a storm. The trip had already turned into a trip from hell and it didn't seem to be getting any better. We had driven 230 miles only to be told that the matches were off due to a situation that they had known about hours earlier. Hell, an idiot savant could have told them that.

"Thinking back on it now, I'm sure Lawler was the one who originally said that the Memphis area would be fine and the matches were a go. It was fine for Lawler, who lived in Memphis, because he only had about 20 minutes to his house. But for those of us who lived in Nashville, it was a major mistake. I didn't know who I was working for. A wrestling company or the US Mail Service?" To read the full blog, visit TheWorldAccordingToDutch.com.

Powell's POV: Yes, the duo made it to the show, but they still had to travel back home...in an ice storm...with a bad defroster. Although he was an early mentor to Austin, he admitted that he learned something from the student. Anyone who is familiar with the "Stone Cold" character won't be too surprised by what that lesson was, but it's a another fun, crazy story from Dutch.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

TNA President Meets a 'Rattlesnake'

Source: WrestleZone.com

No. Not who you're thinking of.

TNA President Dixie Carter recently posted a tweet on her Twitter account that read "walked past a rattlesnake" which immediately lead to internet speculation that she had some sort of meeting with Stone Cold Steve Austin.

To clarify, Carter posted the following tweet today: "I wish it had been Steve Austin. But, no, it was the regular bite you, rush you to the hospital variety rattler."