Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video: Austin on TMZ - Natural is Breast!

This video was shot when Austin was leaving Vancouver Airport after shooting scenes from Hunt To Kill.
Thanks Brit for sharing!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Austin Changes The Channel on Hogan! Oh, Brother!

Tonight during TNA Impact Austin via Twitter had many great things to say about fellow WWE Hall of Famer, the Nature Boy Ric Flair (woooooo!):

Great promo from Ric Flair!!!! The greatest professional wrestler that ever lived!! And thats the bottom line cause SCSA said so...

But when it came to another fellow Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan... Let the tweet speak for itself:

Flair with the brassnucks to the balls...truly the dirtiest player in the game...still. Hogan to the ring...time to change the channel.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

WWE Should Hire Kong... Because 'Stone Cold' "Tweeted" So...

Forgot to post this last night...

During last weeks Cauliflower Alley Club event, Steve Austin and Awesome Kong got to meet each other. Kong commented to Austin in a Twitter conversation yesterday where Austin gave the WWE a new recommendation...

Kong Tweeted: "It was a dream come true to meet and chat with you @ CAC. Hope to see you there next year!"

Austin Tweeted: "you too kong!! keep up the great work..if WWE has any brains they will hire you immediately...GOOD LUCK!!!".

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Muscle & Fitness Nov. 2009

Muscle & Fitness - Nov. 2009

The bottom line: former WWE champ Steve Austin is stone-cold serious about his training, his diet and leaving his image behind
Muscle & Fitness, Nov, 2009 by Rob Fitzgerald

You ever been on a ketogenic diet, man?" asks former WWE champion Steve Austin, who from the constant stream of well-wishers and genuflectors would seem to be the most popular guy at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach. Follow the man around for a day, and you'll see that Austin's receiving line never ends. He's not Stone Cold to these people. In fact, he's no longer Stone Cold at all. Ever. He's simply a good dude who's there to train. "Ninety minutes of cardio five times a week and ketosis? Man, that's rough."

Ketogenic diets, on which you avoid carbs all week, feel like hell for four days, then load up every two hours on weekends? Marathon cardio sessions? Niceness, even? This is Stone Cold we're talking about here. The beer-swilling, self-professed redneck whose hell-raiser persona was professional wrestling's most lucrative draw for nearly a decade. What the hell's the bottom line here? Who is this guy?

The answer is complex, and so is the man himself. Sure, he'll always be Stone Cold to the millions of fans whose memories will forever be seared by bird-flipping, surprise Stone Cold Stunners and hijacked beer trucks, but as M&F found after spending a day with Austin in Venice Beach, he's fixin' to show the world there's more to the former Texas Rattlesnake than just boozing and brawling.

"When you're Stone Cold Steve Austin, and you're famous for flipping people off, cussing, drinking beer and raising hell, most people think that's actually me," he says. "Anytime I get a chance to break away from the person who people perceive me to be, that helps me out a lot."

With an unexpectedly sophisticated knowledge of training, and a fledgling film career that's about to showcase his gym work and acting chops on big screens everywhere--including a turn opposite Sylvester Stallone in the mega-budget action thriller The Expendables, slated for release in April 2010--Austin is poised to leave Stone Cold behind and make his mark in a new industry.

ARMS 3:16
Lying Cable Extension 3-4 10-15
Lying Triceps Extension 3-4 10-15
Overhead Dumbbell Extension 3-4 10-15
Machine Preacher Curl 3-4 10-15
Concentration Curl 3-4 10-15
Standing Hammer Curl 3-4 10-15

Austin swaps one of his triceps moves for dips if his shoulders are

"I've put so much time and effort into working on my physique, but people don't think of that when they think of me," he remarks. "In Edna, Texas, where I grew up, you can start playing football in seventh grade. My brother was two years older than me, so the coaches would let me train with everybody. I've been training steadily since I was in fifth grade."

That's nearly 35 years of hard-earned weight-room experience. In other words, Austin has picked up a few things along the way. As he'll readily admit, however, he has needed every ounce of what he has learned to transition from college football--he starred at linebacker and defensive end for what was then North Texas State University (Denton)--to the unforgiving world of pro wrestling and then to Hollywood, where his primary focus has shifted from strength and performance to aesthetics.

Unlike most actors--even successful athletes transitioning from sport to screen--Austin doesn't work with a trainer, opting instead to design his own programs. The only Hollywood-style concession he makes is calling in outside help in the form of San Antonio trainer Skyler Craig to formulate his nutrition plan. Note, however, that Austin sticks to his roots, entrusting his body composition to only a fellow Texan. "DTA, Rock," as Stone Cold once said to Dwayne Johnson, his perennial WWE nemesis, after delivering a particularly memorable Stunner. Don't trust anyone. Not with your livelihood, anyway.

"People get lost in the fact that I drank so much beer," he says. "But believe me, I've taken care of my body my whole career. I've put in as much or more time as anyone as far as training goes. I've studied the game for years, and it has always been a passion of mine."

Austin's passion these days is acting, and he has approached his roles in both The Expendables and Damage--a fight-themed action film set for release in January--with the same hardscrabble intensity he brought to the ring, especially when it comes to his diet and training habits. Austin packed on to pounds of mass for The Expendables, but for The Stranger, which began filming in August, he dropped down to about 235. He managed these weight fluctuations by manipulating his carbohydrate intake when Craig deemed it necessary.

"I'm still eating six extremely clean meals a day," he notes. "My first meal is egg whites and a half-cup of oatmeal; my next four meals are chicken with a sweet potato, keeping my carbs low; and my last meal is fish. I love salmon and mahi-mahi. I stay away from butter and too many bulls--t condiments, and I watch my sodium intake. I also drink at least a gallon of water every day. I'm a big believer in staying hydrated and flushing my system."

Since he no longer burns thousands of calories in the ring on a nightly basis, Austin had a couple of pieces of commercial-grade cardio equipment installed in his garage in Los Angeles. You'll find him on one or the other for 45 minutes virtually every morning and after every workout, keeping his heart rate at 130-140 beats per minute.

Don't start calling him Steady-State Steve Austin just yet, though. The foundation of his success is the same as always: the gym. "When you think of Stone Cold Steve Austin, you think of beer," he says. "But I really don't know where I'd be if I didn't have the gym and the weights, as well as the enjoyment and the results I've gotten from my workouts."

Where would he be without the iron?

"Probably still working on a freight dock loading and unloading trucks," he states. "I was good enough at football to earn a college scholarship, and I was always a wrestling fan. When I was 24 years old, I saw a commercial for a wrestling school. I was probably about 8% bodyfat back then and in great condition because I still did my training from the North Texas State football program. Things just took off after I paid my dues for a while."

When devising his programs, Austin takes into account his age, injury history and acting career, all of which have forced him to drastically alter his training style, intensity and goals over the years. He no longer opens cans of whoop-ass in the ring every night, and there are certain realities the six-time WWE champ has had to face at 44. Although he says "I don't want to be tellin' sad stories" about his physical limitations, Austin's years in wrestling took a significant toll on his athleticism. He trains around fused [C.sub.3] and [C.sub.4] vertebrae in his neck, a reattached triceps that prevents him from fully straightening his right arm, ligament issues in his knees and a slight shoulder separation.

Dips are a case in point. "I do love dips," he says. "Back in the day, I was a dipping machine. I could drag 45s over, hang 100-150 pounds from a chain and rep them out like a son of a bitch. When my shoulder heals, I can do that again."

Now, Austin simply does what needs to be done and leaves the gym. He doesn't use supersets and rarely trains to failure. In fact, he'd prefer to cut his gym days to three per week and is designing a new core-intensive routine that does just that. Also in the works is a fitness application for the iPhone with which users will be able to chart workouts and benefit from Austin's training advice.

"The older I get, the smarter I train," he points out. "Numbers don't mean much to me. Sometimes I think, S--t, a couple of years ago, on a really good day, I was using 130-pound dumbbells and kicking ass. I have to remember that these days I can get all I need out of dumbbell presses with about 80 pounds."

Austin believes his real personality has lived in the shadow of his Stone Cold ring persona for far too long. "I've never even been Stone Cold in my personal life," he says. "I do know a lot about beer and whiskey, though. That's what people think I'm an expert on and I probably was, but that has never been what I'm about. I'm honored to be on the cover of MUSCLE & FITNESS. I've been doing this for a long time, and I'm proud of this."


After a decade of Stone Cold, playing a man with an edge comes naturally to Steve Austin. In The Expendables, he's cast as Dan Paine--"the bad guy who takes care of Eric Roberts' [character's] dirty work," he remarks. In Damage (below), he plays an ex-con entangled in the shadowy world of illegal underground fighting.

"I'm still new to acting, so I keep my eyes and ears open, and I don't say a lot," he says. "When it's time to work, I pay attention to everything."

His recent screen success coincides with Hollywood's apparent desire to return to vogue larger-than-life action heroes whose appeal stems more from gym work than Shakespearian stage-training. "These old throwback action movies are tailor-made for a guy like me," Austin states.

Given his status as one of the all-time greats in pro wrestling, staged fight scenes would seem a natural fit for the former WWE champ. Yet one punch-up in Damage deviated from the script when an Austin left hook broke the nose of former professional MMA fighter Paul Lazenby.

Despite this bone-crunching mishap, Austin's on-screen combat acumen is superb. Filming a fight scene in The Expendables with Stallone was a particular thrill. "I fought with him for two solid days. Let me tell you, he'll go. It was a blast."



1 Chest, triceps
2 Back, biceps
3 Shoulders, traps
4 Lower accessory
5 Off
6 Repeat cycle

Austin trains abs in various workouts, and -he does 45 minutes of
cardio on a treadmill or elliptical every morning, then another 45
minutes postworkout or at night


BIRTHDATE: Dec. 18, 1964

BIRTHPLACE: Austin, Texas

RESIDENCES: California, Texas

HEIGHT: 6'2"

WEIGHT: 245 pounds

HIGHLIGHT: 2009 WWE Hall of Fame inductee

"People would associate me with barrooms and beer more so than a MUSCLE & FITNESS photo shoot, but I've put in my time"

For an exclusive, live online chat, and a behind-the-scenes interview and video from the set of Austin's latest movie The Stranger, go to Want to meet Austin in person and have him autograph the issue? Check online for updates on when he'll be at the M&F booth at the 2009 Olympia Weekend Expo.

Steve Austin On...
Source: M&

Being an Alpha Male:
“I would always consider myself an alpha male. I'm a leader, not a follower. That's just the way I like to live my life. You're not gonna get too far following people down the road. You’ve got to make your own path and go for it.”

His will to succeed: “I think that's inborn, but it’s also something I realized along the way. It didn't matter where I grew up. My drive to be number one, to be the best, would have been the same either way.”

Competition: “I was born with a competitive nature. With football, I had a killer instinct. I was gonna knock the hell out of whoever was across from me, or run the ball right down their throat. I just never had the desire to be second best at anything. Never. I was definitely born with that.”

Hollywood: “Sometimes when you're like me and you're from a small town, you look around at some of the people in Hollywood and think everyone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but then you hear some of their stories and you realize that's hardly the case.”

Cardio: “I don’t run anymore, but I have two cardio machines
in my garage, and I do 90 minutes per day-45 minutes in the morning, and 45 after I train.”

Stone Cold: “Wrestling made me a great living, but I was never Stone Cold in my personal life.”

You can view photos from the shoot at the photo gallery.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Video: RAW EXCLUSIVE - Steve Austin After RAW

Brief Re-cap of Cauliflower Alley Club 2010 Event + Photos

Source: Slam Wrestling

LAS VEGAS - For more than 30 years, Jim Ross has been calling slobberknockers. On Tuesday, he delivered one of his one. The veteran announcer, whose Oklahoma twang represents the sound of the sport to a generation of fans, had a packed house at the annual Cauliflower Alley Club banquet hanging on his every word, as he accepted Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award.

Comparing himself to past Art Abrams winners such as Dan Gable and Danny Hodge, he joked: "I feel like a pair of brown shoes at a formal wedding ... This is a really neat honor."

Ross’ stemwinder, which ranged from the ribald to the serious, was one of the highlights of the banquet, which capped the club’s three-day reunion at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

He was introduced by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who credited Ross’ commentary with helping him to hit the heights of wrestling in the 1990s.

"When you’ve got a gut like 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, full of piss and vinegar, and you can make people feel sorry for him because he’s being screwed by the boss, that’s a hell of an accomplishment," Austin said.

Read more highlights from this event, click the source link provided above.

Photos can be viewed at the photo gallery.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Trailer: The Stranger

Video: Fox & Friends - After the Show

Video: Austin @ Food City 500

Grand Marshall Stone Cold Steve Austin begins the driver introductions at the Food City 500 in March 2010.

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Images from The Stranger

View more photos at the Photo Gallery.

Speculations: Steve Austin to Host RAW Again!?


There's speculation that WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin may return to guest host RAW a second time this Summer. Austin is featured in a new movie, The Expendables, with several big names from Hollywood. Sources say they wouldn't be surprised if WWE capitalized on promotion for the movie and brought Austin back for another round of hosting.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Mentions "The Stranger" on Their Website


WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin stars in Anchor Bay Entertainment’s latest action-thriller, The Stranger, available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 1, 2010. The DVD edition of the film features a limited edition 3D cover.

The film's story revolves around The Texas Rattlesnake starring as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. However, when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture will not break him. And with every beating, bullet and betrayal, he’ll remember another piece of the horror that took away his career, his family and his identity. Now the puzzle is nearly complete, and one man is about to take back his ending a whole lot of futures. Erica Cerra (Eureka) and Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) star in this explosive action-thriller about collateral damage, stone cold vengeance, and a double-crossed killing machine known only as “The Stranger.”

For more information on The Stranger please visit

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Details on "The Stranger" DVD

"The Stranger" DVD will have a limited edition 3D cover that is only available for the DVD release. The BluRay disc will not have the LE cover.

Both DVD's will have a 'Behind the Scenes' featurette and a Trailer as added bonus features.

You can pre-order on April 29th for DVD or BluRay. The official release date is June 1st.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sheamus Mentions Austin as One of the Greatest Wrestlers' of All Time In New UK Interview


Who’s the single greatest wrestler of all time?

(Pauses) There’s so many. (Sheamus briefly apologises for eating the ice from his Coca Cola.) It’s hard to single out just one. You’ve got ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, the Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Bret ‘the Hitman’ Hart, the Undertaker, Randy Savage – for me, those guys are some of the best. Andre the Giant for what he was – he was a huge star at the time. I can’t say that there’s one greatest superstar of all time but I can tell you that *I* will be the greatest superstar of all time!

You can read the rest of the interview by clicking the source link above.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

JR Confirms That Steve Austin WILL Attend CAC Banquet


Confirmed today in a blog post by JR:

Steve Austin confirmed with me today that he would be in Las Vegas on April 21 to introduce me at the Cauliflower Alley Club's 45th Annual Banquet where I will receive the Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award. For Steve to make time for the CAC and for me is extraordinarily special considering that he is working overtime promoting 'Damage' on DVD and preparing to promote his June DVD release entitled 'Stranger.' Steve couldn't be busier but he's excited about CAC and being there on a special night for me. One of the great benefits of being a part of the wrestling business are the relationships one has the opportunity to make and my friendship with Steve and his family is special.

Be sure to head over to JR's blog or his Twitter to congratulate him on his award!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

JR Blogs About Austin - 04/08/2010


Steve Austin is trying to adjust his schedule to attend the CAC Banquet on April 21 in Vegas. Nothing is firmed up but I personally and sincerely appreciate Steve for doing all he can to try and make the banquet when he is staying as busy as a fruit merchant. Have you bought "Damage" yet on DVD? If you like kick ass, action adventure films and want to see Stone Cold in some awesome fight scenes, then get the DVD. Many of you have written us and expressed how much you enjoyed it as did we.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

'The Stranger' Confirmed to be on DVD/BluRay on June 1st

I had made a speculated post 2 weeks ago about The Stranger coming out on DVD this summer. Well, it is confirmed by Anchor Bay Entertainment that it indeed will be out on DVD & BluRay JUNE 1st!

Movie Plot
They Took His Job, His Family, And His Memory. Now One Man Is Taking It All Back... One Body At A Time. Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture will not break him. And with every beating, bullet and betrayal, he’ll remember another piece of the horror that took away his career, his family and his identity. Now the puzzle is nearly complete, and one man is about to take back his ending a whole lot of futures. Erica Cerra (EUREKA) and Adam Beach (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS) star in this explosive action-thriller about collateral damage, stone cold vengeance, and a double- crossed killing machine known only as THE STRANGER.

You can visit the official movie website at: Photo Gallery

I decided to open a photo gallery for the website. I will be posting all photos over there. I will only post a photos update via text link here. It is still a work in progress, so bare with me. It is updated with the latest photos! Thanks! Photo Gallery

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Paul Hayman Blogs on Austin & WWE Writers, and Dinner with Austin & Brock Lesnar

Source:,, and Paul Hayman's Offical Blog

Paul Hayman Blogs on Dinner with Austin & Lesnar

Paul Heyman, the former WWE creative team writer and ECW owner, published a new blog on Crave Online recapping a recent dinner meeting with Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar in New York City and their respective desires to pursue opportunities beyond their WWE careers.

In classic Heyman fashion, the former ECW hypemeister said at the end of his blog that Austin, Lesnar, and he have tried to leave the wrestling business behind, but there's always a door open.

"Despite the fact all three of us, in some way, have done our best to leave it all behind, go into other ventures, pursue other dreams ... old instincts die hard.

There I was, watching Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar trade barbs, share some laughs, enjoy a dinner amongst friends. And sometime during that night, I thought to myself, "Man, what a WrestleMania main event THIS could be!!!

Oh well.

Maybe in another lifetime, right Vince?"

Austin & WWE Writers

PAUL HEYMAN has revealed just how bad relations once were between Stone Cold Steve Austin and the WWE writing team.
The legendary wrestling manager claims things got so bad in 2002 that "Steve hated the WWE writing team, and he made no bones about it", leading him to quit the federation.

The former ECW boss made the revelation following a recent night out with Austin and UFC champion Brock Lesnar.

The meeting between the trio led Heyman to recall how Stone Cold walked out of the WWE rather than lose a scheduled match to then-rising star Lesnar.

Looking back to that time, Heyman blogged: "Steve appeared on the WWE's very own internet program, Byte This, and ripped into the writing team.

"Jim Ross, then head of Talent Relations and Steve's best friend, tried to broker a peace, but the situation was spiralling too fast.

"Austin was sour on the WWE product.

"He was not happy with the lack of upward mobility afforded to the characters on Raw, therefore depriving him of new, fresh, quality opponents.

"The nWo had come in, but fizzled out quickly. Hulk Hogan, a true dream match if there ever was one, was already a babyface, and was losing steam once the standing ovations following his WrestleMania match with The Rock had worn thin.

"And the 'end all, be all,' Vince McMahon, with whom the buck always stopped, just wasn't making the same amount of time for Steve as he used to.

"Steve was one p****d off hombre.

"Vince wasn't all smiles at the time, either.

"One Friday afternoon, he tore into the Raw team as if they ate his last protein bar. Where's the new, must-see matchups?

"Where's the fresh blood in the main event? Why aren't you exploiting your resources? What's so 'raw' about Raw nowadays?

"It was a brutal ass chewing. I'm not saying the Raw didn't deserve it, but they got it, that's for sure.

"The original plan for Raw changed throughout the weekend. Vince didn't like anything [writers] Brian Gewirtz and Ed Koskey were pitching. And then, on late Sunday night, a totally revised show was sent out via email.

"The main event for Monday Night Raw, live from Atlanta, Georgia, would be the number one star on the show, Stone Cold Steve Austin, against the 2000 NCAA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, 'The Next Big Thing' Brock Lesnar.

"The s***, as they say, was about to hit the fan.

"Steve Austin walked out of the arena in Atlanta, Georgia before Vince McMahon arrived.

"It was the greatest insult Austin could hurl at the Chairman of the Board.

"Vince loves confrontation. He got in a two second physical altercation with Bret Hart and used it as the catalyst to create the 'Mr McMahon' character. Imagine if he 'tossed furniture' with Stone Cold Steve Austin!

"Steve didn't give Vince the satisfaction of hearing 'f*** off' or 'I don't like it'.

"Steve was done. He had enough. In his mind, the company's plans for him were revealed not in the fact that Lesnar was set to win the match, but in the lack of foresight to want to do the match in the first place!

"To Steve, this was the last straw. How could he, with a clear conscience, perform on a nightly basis with a surgically repaired neck and a brutal travel schedule, when he had zero reason to believe the company he had busted his ass for was going to continue their phenomenal ride of success?

"Austin v Lesnar wasn't the issue. Austin v Lesnar, with zero build-up, placed in the main event slot of just another Monday night...a Monday night, mind you, with no competition breathing down WWE's neck any more...scheduled last minute over the weekend so the Raw writing team could get Vince off their backs.

"THAT was the issue!

"So Steve went home. Brock never took it personally.

"Truth be told, eight years later, Brock thought Austin v Lesnar with no build-up was a dumb idea, too."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Video: Steve Austin on Covino and Rich