Monday, November 29, 2010

EXCLUSIVE! Austin Interview with TWP Magazine + Giveaway

This was sent EXCLUSIVELY from TWP magazine to me. IT'S FREE TO READ!!! Austin's piece starts on page 14.

Don't miss the latest free edition of TWP Magazine!

- An exclusive interview with 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
- TWP Online has 9 Steve Austin movies up for grabs.

Excerpt from Interview

"Quite frankly if I hadn't got dropped on my head back in '97, I'd probably still be in the ring. In life you gotta play the cards you're dealt with. I love the wrestling business but it was time for me to go down the road. You know what, in 10, 20 years I still want to be able to go hunt, fish and do all the things that I do in a pain free fashion. Had I stayed in the ring with the very violent physical work style that I had, I wouldn't be in very good shape." STEVE AUSTIN (excerpt from his interview with TWP's Darren Wood).

Visit The Wrestling Press for articles, interviews, audio, and more!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Here... Almost...

I have FINALLY (thanks to Cristy over at got my new layouts for this website, the photo gallery, and the Stone Cold Legacy website.

It will take sometime to have it all together. I am dealing with a few health issues in my life right now plus work and school, and things will take some more time. In the meantime, enjoy the previews! And don't forget to visit, - my other website.

Hopefully it will all be up and running fully by the end of December, early January. Thank you all for the support. And thank you again, Cristy!!!

Hang in there with me guys!

THE EXPENDABLES is out TODAY! + Audio Interview

The Expendables is out today on DVD & BluRay! The DVD has a few bonus features. The BluRay has some kick ass bonus features as well. Go out and pick it up from your local retailers, or you can order it from and save on some super shipping deals!

Also, don't forget, Steve Austin's "Hunt To Kill" is available on DVD & BluRay - with both containing bonus features.

These will make wonderful stocking stuffers for the alpha males (and females who like hot guys like Statham, Austin, Stallone, Couture, and Austin) in your family.

Interview - Austin on Free Johnny Dare -
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Audio: Austin on GOOM Radio & The LAW Radio

This was EXCLUSIVELY sent over from GOOM Radio (thanks Giselle!!!)

"The Machine" - GOOM Radio

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Austin Ranks #3 on WWE's "Top 50 Superstars of All Time" + Commentary

Austin ranked #3 on "WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time". Congrats! Austin, along with JR commented on the list.

Jim Ross had to say:

"Hogan & Rock not being in top 10 n wwe top 50 dvd shocked me. Is shock 2 strong a word? Everyones entitled 2 their opinion.”

Ross later realized that The Rock was listed in the top 10, at #5, and corrected himself: “My bad on Rock’s lofty rtg on wwe’s top 50 dvd. Hulk should have been higher but argument can b made 4 others too. I liked the dvd. Buy it.”

Hulk Hogan was ranked #23 on WWE’s list.

The List
1. Shawn Michaels
2. The Undertaker
3. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
4. Bret Hart
5. The Rock
6. Harley Race
7. Ricky Steamboat
8. Andre the Giant
9. Rey Mysterio
10. Roddy Piper
11. Eddie Guerrero
12. Triple H
13. Gorgeous George
14. Randy Savage
15. Curt Hennig
16. John Cena
17. Ric Flair
18. Dusty Rhodes
19. Edge
20. Jerry Lawler
21. Lou Thesz
22. Terry Funk
23. Hulk Hogan
24. Bruno Sammartino
25. Chris Jericho
26. Ted DiBiase
27. Fabulous Moolah
28. Freddie Blassie
29. Randy Orton
30. Pat Patterson
31. The Iron Sheik
32. Jimmy Snuka
33. Mick Foley
34. Kurt Angle
35. Buddy Rogers
36. Gorilla Monsoon
37. Junkyard Dog
38. Billy Graham
39. Jake Roberts
40. Big Show
41. Jack Brisco
42. Sgt. Slaughter
43. Kane
44. Nick Bockwinkel
45. Jeff Hardy
46. Dory Funk Jr.
47. Bob Backlund
48. Rick Rude
49. Batista
50. Killer Kowalski

You can order the DVD from or

Friday, November 12, 2010 - Online for 1 Year!

I am VERY happy to announce that has been online for 1 year! It's been a very exciting & crazy year for the website! I have met many new people and made many new friends along the way. And the most exciting thing of all, Steve Austin himself actually visited back in March, and now supports the website!!!

I just want to thank all of YOU for visiting, supporting, and spreading the word about the website. It's taking some time to get my new layout, but I promise once it's finished, this website will look awesome!

Again, I just want to say thank you and I appreciate all that you guys have done!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!

- Webmaster & Creator,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Audio: Steve Austin Interview on 103.7 The Buzz

Steve was interviewed on Tuesday (11/9) by the Little Rock, AK radio station
103.7 The Buzz.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

News Haul: November 10, 2010

Steve Austin Interview with Chad Dukes

Austin Tweets About Sheamus
When WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin was asked about his thoughts on former WWE Champion Sheamus on his Twitter page, Austin had the following to say: “Still pretty green,” Austin wrote. “Mechanically sound. Good potential.”

On This Day in Wrestling/SCSA History: November 10, 2010
Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman after Col. Parker (Robert Fuller) shoved Pillman off the top rope.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

News Haul - November 09, 2010

Just a few updates:

"Hunt To Kill" is out TODAY in the USA & Canada on BluRay & DVD. You can order it from! "H2K" is also available in selected video rental stores and retail stores such as Wal-Mart. Check with your nearest locations.

Radio Interview
Austin also did an interview on The Rod Ryan Show this morning promoting "Hunt To Kill". You can click here to listen and/or download the podcast. Interview with Steve Austin on "Hunt To Kill"

Formerly known as Stone Cold, wrestler-turned-actor Steve Austin is quickly making a name for himself in action cinema. Especially after his stint as an evil goon in last summer's The Expendables, which garnered rave reviews from hard-core action fans, and, despite his seeming demise on screen, has director Sylvester Stallone contemplating Austin's resurrection in the sequel The Expendables 2. But you won't have to wait long to see him return to the genre he so cleverly dominates at this current moment in time. Steve has a brand new thriller titled Hunt to Kill headed to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, November 9th. It's a real treat for lovers of hard-hitting adventure, and definitely the best Steve Austin stand-alone project to date.

In the movie, Austin stars as US Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a recent divorcee mourning the loss of his murdered partner. While struggling to raise his teenage daughter in the mountains of Montana alone, a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes the pair hostage. In a loving tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1986 action-packed Commando, Rhodes escapes their clutches and must save his daughter in what quickly turns into an explosive revenge thriller set against the rugged wilderness terrain of the New West.

We recently caught up with Steve Austin to talk about his new movie, the chances he'll b back for The Expendables 2, and his upcoming project The Boxer and the Kid. Here is our conversation:

Have you had a chance to watch Hunt to Kill yet?

Steve Austin: I finally watched it about three weeks ago. I actually enjoyed it. I have a hard time...I am really bad about watching my own stuff. I don't know how anybody else feels about watching their own stuff, but it's really hard to do. Finally, you've got to step back and not be so damn objective about it, stop judging yourself, and watch it for what it is. When I did that, I can truly say I enjoyed it. I can't truly say that about everything I have done. But I did enjoy Hunt to Kill.

I have the DVD here with me, and it includes an audio commentary from director Keoni Waxman and actor Michael Eklund. But you're not on it! I've found you to be an exceptionally engaging speaker in the past, so why didn't you join in on this conversation? Is it because it's too hard to sit and watch yourself, and comment on it at the same time?

Steve Austin: You know what? I don't remember being asked to be a part of that audio commentary. Then again, it might have been an oversight on my part. I have been hit in the head with so many steel chairs, sometimes my memory isn't so great. Moving on into the future, I am getting ready to leave here next week and start a Swat team movie. I am absolutely going to be more hands on. With the commentary. On the DVD bonus features. I will take the full weight, or responsibility, of not being more hands-on with Hunt to Kill. That is not going to happen again.

What is this Swat team movie you are heading out to shoot?

Steve Austin: I can't tell you too much about it. We just got Michael Jai White and Keith Jardine aboard. We are going to start filming that on November 15th. The cameras are going to roll. You know what? As I am starting to feel more comfortable in the skin of an actor, the material keeps getting better. There are better scripts. I am excited about this opportunity. And I am excited by the material. I look forwarded to making this movie, and then I have another one starting in January. With hands-on experience, you do get better. I feel like I am. I have a ways to go, but I feel like I am making a stride in the right direction.

To be honest with you, I never paid much attention to the wrestling circuit when you were involved, but I have grown to admire you very much as an action star.

Steve Austin: Thanks, man! I had a part in The Expendables. I got a chance to spend a lot of time with Sly, and man, that guy opened my eyes to a lot of things. I was all eyes and ears on that set. I am going to take what I learned from that set and apply it to this one. I appreciate it. You do the best you can do. But it takes match after match, or movie after movie, to build that experience. I think I am starting to get a little bit of the understanding, the approach, and the know-how. I'm begining to be able to put everything together.

I didn't see this as a bad thing, because it made me want to watch Hunt to Kill, but the story really reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Commando. Were you concerned about the similarities in the storylines? Or did you embrace that aspect of Hunt to Kill, and actually see it as a positive thing that might grab more action movie fans and pull them into this experience?

Steve Austin: I can plead total innocence on this. Because my memory...Believe me, I'm not a vegetable or anything, I remember Commando. But I had forgotten the storyline. I don't think you are going to reinvent the wheel anymore. You're not going to make it any more round. There are probably a lot of similarities between Hunt to Kill and any old movie. At the end of the day, I like the circumstances that had to happen for this guy to become close with his daughter. He is a divorcee trying to raise her on his own. She doesn't understand him, and he doesn't understand her. Through all of this trouble, they start to trust each other. She can now start to understand some of the things he taught her back in the day. Being filmed in the outdoors, and me being an avid outdoorsman and hunter, that was the reason I wanted to do this movie. At the end of the day, it was an opportunity. I can't sit there and say, "This is too much like Commando with Schwarzenegger, so I better not do it." That thought never came into my mind.

Truthfully, I liked that it had that same throughline. The girl is older, sure, but people that like the old movie are definitely going to want to check this out. I think the comparisons are a good thing...

Steve Austin: Yeah. And I heard that some people thought they saw bits and pieces of Rambo and Cliffhanger in there. Hey, man, if this brings those movies to mind? That is some pretty good company.

You've been acting for awhile. But this role is a little different than what we've seen from you in the past. How did you go about developing a relationship with your on-screen daughter, Marie Avgeropoulos?

Steve Austin: Man, its funny. Me being forty-five, and she was twenty. She is actually a young woman now. It makes you feel like an antique. Hanging out with her, she is such a sweetheart. And she is a very talented actress. I tried to go back to the days when I was always on the road, and coming home, and my daughter was getting bigger and taller, and growing, and I wasn't around to see enough of her. I used a lot of my own experience in establishing a relationship between these two, and I used that as my foundation.

You do a lot of your own stunts in your movies. Here, we see that now-almost cliché scene of our action hero running away from a giant fire ball. Is that you? And what is racing through your mind as that big ball of flames explodes behind your head on set?

Steve Austin: That was me and another stunt guy running away from that ball of flame. Obviously, the ball of flame that got closest to the human body? That wasn't my body, it was his. Man, I ran in front of that thing many times, and it got pretty dang hot. I felt like a hot dog for a little bit. I don't know what he felt like. He was a lot closer to it than I was. I take a lot of pride in doing the stunts I can do. And that they let me do. But Obviously, there are stints I can't do. That's when you tip your hat to that guy who is a professional. He is taking those beatings and those bumps. Go get 'em. That's what they take pride in doing. Going out there to take those bumps and make you look good.

That look on your face, though, as you are running away from that giant fireball. That is not you acting. That is you concerned about getting out of the way so you don't fall down and find yourself consumed by flames...

Steve Austin: Hey, man! It's like being in Sly's movie when the pyro guy came up to me and said, "Hey, I'm going to be setting these charges up behind you as you run." He almost blows my leg off. You keep running. First of all, I didn't want to fall on another bomb or explosion. Because I didn't know where I was going to be. And you don't want to mess up the take. It is what it is. If your body parts are still all hooked together, you keep going. That is my mentality. Just go for it. You have to do everything you can to be as safe as possible. There is a lot of trust involved, too. But you have to go for broke!

Going back to the Expendables. Everyone that is going to se the movie has seen it, except for some of the hardcore action guys that don't leave the house and watch their flicks on VHS. The word is out that your character dies in the film. Sly has this Twitter account, and he has made it quite apparent that he wants to get you back for the sequel. Are we going to see a Steve Austin twin? Did you survive? What is going on?

Steve Austin: I'll tell you what. I saw the same movie you did. I didn't see anybody check my pulse. I could still be alive. I haven't had a conversation with Sly. I have heard a lot of rumors. I can't honestly give you an answer. I won't believe anything until I hear it from Sly's mouth himself. Not on a Twitter account. It's when he says, "Hey, Steve? Do you want to be in the next The Expendables?" Obviously I would say yes. But I am not going to assume anything. I have heard the rumors. But I do not know anything.

What's your take on the fact that he wants to get Ryan Seacrest in this next one? Is that a joke on his part? Because he seems pretty serious about it. What do you think about that casting choice?

Steve Austin: I don't know. And I don't know what he has in mind for him. I just gather from what I read, there, that they are pretty good friends. Hey, you know? When you are friends with somebody, and they can put you in something? They have the power to do so. So, I don't have a hard time seeing that happen at all.

There is a lot of speculation about who is going to be brought in for The Expendables 2. Stallone says that he is making an even bigger movie. Who are some of the older action guys, or newer guys, that you'd like to see brought in?

Steve Austin: Man, like I said...I don't know. I could sit here and name a bunch of guys if my life depended on it. I'll tell you, the person I'd most like to see in it is myself. How's that?

I'm right there with you. I'd like to see you return as well. One of the guys I am championing is Kurt Russell. I don't know how you feel about that. I haven't heard Sly say anything about Kurt being in it yet...

Steve Austin: Oh, shit! I am a Kurt Russell fan from way back. That guy can play anything he wants too. He could damn sure make the cut.

There is also that Tango & Cash connection...

Steve Austin: I actually enjoyed that movie. Some people didn't like it so much. But I really got some kicks out of it.

I love every movie Kurt Russell has been in. Same goes for Stallone. I even like Rhinestone...

Steve Austin: Dude! I was at Comic-Con, or wherever the Hell we were at, and I said the same damn thing. Because I truly did enjoy Rhinestone. Sylvester Stallone, and Tim Thomerson, and what was the other guy's name? Anyway...That was one of my favorite movies back in the day, and I thought it was damn funny.

Steve Austin: (Laughs) Man, I think I have a pretty damn good rapport with Sly, but I'm not going to push the envelope.

What I love about him is that he always seems to have such a good sense of humor about everything.

Steve Austin: You know what? The thing about that guy that impressed me is...I figured, he's a big movie star, right? I didn't expect him to be anything of what he was...I didn't expect him to be a dumb guy by any means. I just didn't expect him to be as smart as he is. After you've been around for thirty years, and you've been on top...He's had one of the best box office careers ever. You certainly know that you are not getting a box of rocks. But that guy is always thinking about everything. He reads everything, it seems like he is always researching something. He would come to work, and I would see him in the make-up trailer. One of the discussions we had was about how Ping Pong actually got its name. Ping-pong. I can't even remember the answer. But its stuff like that. He's an interesting cat. And I am looking forward to seeing The Expendables 2. If I'm not in it, I'll damn sure be there to see it. Because I enjoyed the first one so damn much. And the killer action sequences. I am seriously looking forward to the next one.

I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD so I can watch it again. It's coming out pretty soon.

Steve Austin: Just to back up my fact a minute ago, that was Tim Thomerson, the comedian that was with Sylvester Stallone in Rhinestone.

I know exactly who you are talking about. I guess I wasn't familiar enough with him to know his name.

Steve Austin: Back in the day, he was a great comedian. He used to have this slow-motion Western act that he used to do. Now, you've got some research to do.

He had the song about the tractor at the end of the movie. Right?

Steve Austin: Ah, man. Now I can't remember the end of the movie. I just remember the line about the slug trail on the shirt.

Yes! That is him. He has a great song at the end of that movie. It's about a guy that falls off a tractor.

Steve Austin: See! Now I have to put that on my Netflix and watch that again.

That song is on the record. I have that in the other room. It's a pretty funny song. Now, I wanted to ask you about another movie you are starring in. The Boxer and the Kid. Have you already shot that?

Steve Austin: We shot that a couple months ago.

How did that shoot go, and what can we expect to see out of that film? It sounds like a different role than we've seen out of you so far?

Steve Austin: It was a little bit different type of movie for me. I play a janitor at a school. I had a promising fight background. Until I screwed all of that up, and I wound up working as a janitor. A new kid comes to town. He is the school nerd. He gets picked on by the school bully. He happens to be the school champion on the state boxing team. I take this picked-on kid under my wing, and I teach him how to box. He grows as a person. All of the kids at the school learn how to identify with him. He proves his heart at the end of the movie, in this fight. I won't give away what happens at the end of the movie, but man, I had a good time making that. It was the first movie I made without one single cuss word. I really enjoyed it. Its somewhat a cross between The Karate Kid meets Rocky.

There's no cussing in it. So that's a movie aimed at families and kids?

Steve Austin: Absolutely. one hundred percent. That's what it is.

Some of the other action guys have moved into family fare. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, and Jackie Chan recently had his kiddy movie out. This seems a little different. It feels like it will really appeal to adults as well as the younger kids in the crowd. It doesn't seem dumbed down at all.

Steve Austin: It's not really a Disney-type movie. The people that I have made some movies with approached me with this, and I had the time to do it. It was a short prep for me. To play, I had to learn a few boxing skills. Right now, I take boxing classes. Because I have become so involved with the learning process. And the sport. I had the time to do The Boxer and the Kid. They wanted me, so I went up there and did it. The actor who plays the kid in the movie? I think his name is Daniel Magder. He is a tremendous actor, and I had a great time with him. It's a movie with a lot of heart.

And this is adult friendly. They'll definitely get something out of it...

Steve Austin: I think that. And if you have ever had a kid in school whose been a little bit picked on. Or who has had some trouble. A kid that needs a helping hand, or some mentoring. I think a lot of parents have kids that have been in those shoes, and a lot of kids have been in those shoes.

The Expendables 2 is in development and stars Sylvester Stallone. The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone.

Hunt to Kill comes to theaters in 2010 and stars Steve Austin, Eric Roberts, Gil Bellows, Gary Daniels, Emilie Ullerup, Michael Hogan, Michael Eklund, Marie Avgeropoulos. The film is directed by Keoni Waxman.

The Boxer and the Kid comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Steve Austin. The film is directed by Anne Wheeler.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Video: Whoop Ass with Steve Austin (

Finally! The Funny or Die video with Austin was finally released!

Wrestler Steve Austin has to deal with the recall of his popular sports energy drink, "Whoop Ass". With Four Loko and Sparks also being recalled it was a necessary next step to take.

BREAKING NEWS! Austin's New SWAT Team Film: "Hangar 14"

In a recent interview, Austin revealed the name of his next film he was going to start shooting in Vancouver this month.

The name of the film is Hangar 14 written and directed by Adamo P. Cultraro.


A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.

The film also stars Michael Jai White (who is actually following on Twitter!) and Keith Jardine.

The film is due to be released sometime in 2011. Steve Austin Interview: Stone Cold Steve Austin on Hunt To Kill & More


The wrestling legend dishes on his new film, Brock Lesnar, MMA, TNA, and the wrestling biz.
by Joey Esposito
Nov 08, 2010

In the history of professional wrestling, there are few names that are synonymous with “legend” that are not only recognized within the wrestling lexicon as icons, but appreciated throughout pop culture as a whole. Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of those names, and though he officially retired from in ring competition back in 2003, he’s been a mainstay of WWE history and remains in the forefront of the entertainment, even to kids that weren’t born during WWE’s biggest wrestling boom, the Attitude Era.

Even during his run as the Texas Rattlesnake, Austin dabbled in acting roles. Since his retirement, he’s gone on to star in many projects, most recently Sylvester Stallone’s hugely successful summer blockbuster, The Expendables. I got a chance to speak with Stone Cold about his upcoming film Hunt to Kill, on DVD and Blu-ray November 9, which also stars The Expendables’ Eric Roberts and Gary Daniels. In one of the most personally exciting interviews I’ve ever conducted, we discuss everything from The Expendables and filmmaking to Brock Lesnar, UFC, and the current state of the wrestling business.

CraveOnline: Steve, thanks a lot for letting us do this with you.

Steve Austin: You got it Joey, thank you.

CraveOnline: So first, congratulations on the success of The Expendables this summer, that’s got to feel really good.

Steve Austin: Yeah, it was a fun film to be a part of. You know, a big studio movie like that with Sly, obviously I grew up watching all of Sly’s movies and to work with him and have him direct you, it kind of gives you a heads up on a lot of things and man, I was taking notes every single day. I listened a lot, I watched a lot, and I learned a lot.

CraveOnline: That’s awesome! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about Hunt to Kill?

Steve Austin: Well, in this movie I’m a border patrol agent and I move from Texas to Montana and I’m trying to raise a girl on my own; a teenage girl. We don’t have the best of relationships. She gets picked up for shoplifting one day and there’s kind of a dual meeting there, with her at the Sherrif’s department and the bad guys who just pulled off a heist and are trying to find a loot of money that’s going up into Canada. So anyway, they hijack my daughter and get me to help guide them through the mountains to help find what they are looking for.

CraveOnline: That sounds cool, what initially led you to the role and how did you get involved?

Steve Austin: Well, I enjoyed the relationship about a guy trying to really reach his daughter. From a father/daughter standpoint. Having been so many years on the road, I can identify with that, you know with my kids. As far as the outdoors goes, I mean this movie was basically filmed in a rainforest in Vancouver and I love being outdoors. So, I enjoyed the story, I liked what it was about, and I love being outdoors so for me it was an amazing fit.

CraveOnline: Now, Hunt to Kill reunites yourself with Gary Daniels and Eric Roberts who were also in The Expendables with you. Is that coincidence or is this something where you guys wanted to work on a new project together?

Steve Austin: You know what? We were looking for my partner, someone that could just come in and play that part real quickly, and I hit it off so well with Eric on The Expendables that man, I asked him, “Eric could you do me a favor and come up here and do this movie?” and he goes, “Absolutely, for you Steve.”

CraveOnline: [laughs]

Steve Austin: And so, it was perfect for the role. And then I think we were actually trying to find an MMA guy to play the part that Gary Daniels ended up playing. The guy was battling some injuries and stuff like that, training for a fight, and they were looking for another guy, I said “Hey man, I know Gary Daniels who was on The Expendables who did a damn good job, and he’s an excellent fighter.” So I just gave Gary a call and he was just wrapping a movie up there in Detroit, and basically he just flew home to LA one day and then flew back out to Vancouver and did the movie. It was fun to work with Gary because we hit it off on the set of The Expendables, we were on the same team. As far as martial artists, you can’t find a better one than him.

CraveOnline: That’s awesome. Well hopefully the success of The Expendables will help out Hunt to Kill with all of you guys getting back together.

Steve Austin: Yeah, you know anytime you can get any kind of help you can get, man, it’s a bonus.

CraveOnline: Exactly. Now, speaking of promoting the film, are there any plans in the works for a guest hosting spot on Monday Night Raw?

Steve Austin: Man, I haven’t talked with anybody about that. I mean, I’ve been hearing rumors all of a sudden that I’m supposed to appear on Raw or something or other, or a Wrestlemania XXVII thing, and I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t talked with anybody from the WWE. On the 10th of November I’m fixed to head to Vancouver to start another movie, so I don’t think it’s going to happen, and I haven’t had talks of anything happening either.

CraveOnline: What movie are you starting, what’s next for you?

Steve Austin: It’s a SWAT team movie, called Hangar 14. I’m going to be joined by Michael Jai White and Keith Jardine, they’re a couple of guys that are going to be in the film with me.

CraveOnline: Oh wow, awesome.

Steve Austin: I met Michael a couple of years ago and I’ve never met Keith, but I’m a big fan of both guys. Obviously both guys are highly skilled fighters, so I’m looking forward to working with both of them.

CraveOnline: Do you follow MMA regularly?

Steve Austin:
Oh man, I get every UFC Pay Per View there is.

CraveOnline: What’d you think of Brock’s loss?

Steve Austin: It was... man, Brock, I know him from my WWE days. Of course I was cheering for Brock. I think Cain had a great game plan and Cain’s a great fighter. You know, he took it to Brock. But I think the kind of gifted athlete that Brock is and the kind of mindset that he has, I think he’s going to go back home, I think he’s going to work on his striking game, I think he’s going to get used to being hit, and I think he’s going to come back and be stronger than ever. Now he’s got some proving to do. I’ll always bet on Brock Lesnar, he’s a great Pay Per View attraction, and he’s good for the sport. He’ll be back, and he’ll be a lot better of a fighter from this loss.

CraveOnline: I agree, he’s definitely elevated UFC to a whole new level of popularity, I think.

Steve Austin: And they’ve been good for each other. I mean, UFC has been good for him and he’s been good for it. But Brock’s a very competitive, driven, and focused guy. He’s going to go home and work on his striking and he’ll be back.

CraveOnline: You were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame a couple of years back; do you keep up with the current product?

Steve Austin: Man, I try to. I hardly watch any TV anymore.

CraveOnline: [laughs] I hear that!

Steve Austin: I’ll flip back and forth every now and again. I’ll catch some of WWE, some of TNA, it’s just a whole different ballgame than I was in. It’s a different product.

CraveOnline: Yeah. Do you have any thoughts on TNA in general?

Steve Austin: I watch their Reaction show, and I like the shoot style promos they do on that show. It’s different, it’s not so pre-fabricated, you know, they’re shoot promos and I enjoy that. They feel raw, they feel real.

CraveOnline: It’s definitely, I think, kind of a unique idea in today’s professional wrestling product, and it’s exclusive to TNA.

Steve Austin: Well you know, it goes back to what it was before. That’s the ability to learn to cut a promo and you’re coming from your heart, your guts, your brain. There’s that story you’ve got to tell, but promos have to be real, they can’t be fabricated. You have to believe in them. When you’re not trying to memorize something, you can believe what you’re saying. That’s the fashion that I cut mine as Stone Cold. I believed every word I said 110%. That’s just the way it was.

CraveOnline: It definitely came across.

Steve Austin: Well, I’m still working on that in the movies [laughs]

CraveOnline: [laughs]

Steve Austin: If I can get closer to that I’ll be okay.

CraveOnline: Well that’s an interesting point actually, movies are obviously scripted. You were just talking about the whole shoot style of promos. Is that a difficult thing for you to adapt to?

Steve Austin: Well, you know what? It’s just different. When I first started in the wrestling business, I wasn’t such a good promo. But then I turned into a real good one. I’m not going to say that I’m going to start winning Academy Awards or anything like that, but now with this next role, I’ve been working with Sly, I’ve got a different mindset, I’m ready for this new movie to start because I want to take what I learned from The Expendables to this set. To live more in that character and just be more relaxed and be that guy, instead of being the guy that’s trying to remember lines. There’s a big difference. But you know, I’m figuring it out and I don’t think that you get good at anything by doing it every now and then. The more you do it, the better you’re going to get. That’s what I believe.

CraveOnline: That’s absolutely true. Well Steve, thanks so much, we really appreciate it and it’s been a pleasure talking with you. Best of luck with everything.

Steve Austin: You got it man, thank you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

News Haul - November 07, 2010 - "H2K" Review, WWE Rep Comments on Austin Rumor

A Review: "Hunt To Kill" A Good Role for Stone Cold
[Source: Slam! Wrestling]

It seems over the past year, that a month hasn't gone by without a new Steve Austin movie being released. The former WWE star has had a very busy 2010, showing massive dedication to his new found profession and he seems to be on a mission to become a major headline star in the movie industry.

In his new film, Hunt to Kill, Austin plays Jim Rhodes, a Border Patrol agent who keeps watch over the mountains of Montana. When Jim's teenage daughter Kim (Marie Avgeropoulos) is kidnapped by evil crook Banks (Gil Bellows) and his motley crew it is upto Jim to ensure his daughter's safety.

He decides to help the crooks navigate their way through the treacherous mountains and forest in order to find Lawson (Michael Hogan), the man who double crossed the gang, stealing millions from them.

The story itself is a decent enough affair as Jim eventually turns against the gang and starts to pursue his own personal game of cat and mouse, hunting down the criminals. Yeah, okay, the story may be a little clichéd and not very original but it is a fun movie to watch and is definitely Austin's best effort to date.

However there are some really silly, over the top moments in this film that had me in fits of laughter, one in particular near the end of the film where, no matter what Rhodes does to try and kill Banks, he keeps rising from the dead; you'll never look at a quad bike the same way again.

While over the top at times it has to be said that Hunt to Kill was thoroughly entertaining throughout and a really good watch.

It seems Austin has found what seems to be the perfect character for him to portray, as it is a well known fact that the former WWE Champion enjoys the outdoor life, enjoys hunting and with this in mind it really does translate through the screen that is the role he has fit into easiest.

His rugged appeal shines and because the film is set in a remote location this helps create tension, the action scenes progress slowly but nicely, helping build the ending up to fever pitch.

Austin seems to have learned a lot from his past movies, he looks to be growing and developing in his role as a leading man. Showing more screen presence with every movie.

Hunt to Kill offers everything an action movie fan could want, with lots of good fight scenes and a decent storyline which offers plenty of thrills and spills.

Wrestling fans and action movie enthusiasts alike will enjoy this in equal measure and should definitely gives this film a go.

WWE Rep Comments on Austin RAW Rumor

Regarding Jeff The Drunk’s claim on The Howard Stern Show that he and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin would appear as guest celebrities on the Dec. 27 Raw in Albany, NY, a WWE representative told the Wrestling Globe Newsletter, “I think this is one of the reasons why Stern calls him Jeff The Drunk”.

Friday, November 5, 2010

WWE Too PG for Steve Austin?


Any thoughts of a WWE comeback by Stone Cold Steve Austin will have to be put on hold.

Austin is doing just fine on a movie career, with his latest, Hunt to Kill, out on direct-to-DVD and getting good reviews.

Plus the current WWE environment may not exactly be Austin's cup of tea.

"It's a PG business these days," says Austin, who shot down rumblings he would appear on RAW on Dec. 27. "And the Stone Cold character is close to being an R-rated act. I was edgy and I had a lot of fun doing it."

He says injuries played a big role in his early departure from wrestling.

"When I was in WWE, I had my neck fused and I could see the end. When I retired, I didn't do anything for four years. I just stayed in Texas and hunted and fished. One day I woke up and said to myself, 'Dude, it's time to do something.' So I moved to L.A. It wasn't my goal in life to be an actor.

"I had a delayed start. If I hadn't had so many injuries, I'd probably still be in wrestling.

"As for returning (to the ring), I'm not interested. I always say never say never, but the thing is, man, I'm pretty much done."

But now he's an actor and he's committed to getting better, just like he did as a wrestler when he rose up to become an icon. He's done movies like The Longest Yard, Damage and The Expendables. And he's got his sights set on doing plenty more.

"I was a great in-ring performer. I was one of the best ticket sellers in the business. So if I could duplicate that success ...

"I'm a tough critic on myself, but I'll tell you what, I watched (Hunt to Kill) three weeks ago and it's really good. "My skin is thick enough that along with the good things, I can take the bad, too.

"I'm still figuring things out, but I'm a little more relaxed and the experience factor is starting to kick in. I'm a sponge. After working with Sly (Sylvester Stallone) for three months on The Expendables, I learned a lot from him.

"I'd love to try a romantic comedy. Most days, I'm laughing my ass off, so a comedy would be good."

In Hunt to Kill, Austin plays U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. When a crew of trigger-happy fugitives take Rhodes and his daughter hostage, you can bet that Austin lays down a big can of whoopass.

Austin says he grew up loving action movies.

"Back in the day, it was Sly, Arnold (Schwarzenegger), Steve McQueen in Bullit. There was Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I remember watching Rocky and I ran home, got up the next day, drank some eggs and ran down the road."

Steve Austin "H2K" Interview


Whenever we’re presented the chance to speak with wrestler-turned-actor Stone Cold Steve Austin, we here at Dread Central jump at the opportunity since he’s one of our all-time favorite ass-kickers. And even though Hunt to Kill isn’t necessarily horror, it is an action-packed thriller with great kills, dark characters and some seriously badass fight sequences that would interest anyone who relishes a good, gritty action flick.

For Austin, the role of Jim Rhodes (a Border Patrolman working near the Canadian Border who has a keen sense of the wilderness) came very naturally to him.

Stone Cold Steve Austin Talks Hunt to Kill“I love being in the outdoors to begin with so I was really in my element with Hunt to Kill,” explained Austin. “All the deer hunting and Jim using the bow was me throwing in my creative two cents to my character. Honestly, I’m very much like the guy Jim is so I was definitely in my comfort zone. What’s cool is that I can tell that some of my acting ‘greenness’ is finally wearing off now, and I think the proof is on the screen. It was a great experience for me.”

Austin’s character Jim in Hunt to Kill isn’t just another guy running around the woods either. He’s a divorcee who’s struggling to understand his teenage daughter (Marie Avgeropolous) and with the loss of his Border Patrol partner (Eric Roberts). These struggles his character deals with during the film mirror Austin’s life very closely. “A lot of the emotional stuff that Jim is dealing with are things I can relate to after spending so many years on the road, being away from my family. You have to work hard to make those connections in real life so there is a lot of Steve in this movie.”

For Hunt to Kill Austin was reunited with two of his cast members from this summer’s blockbuster hit, The Expendables - Roberts and Gary Daniels. Both came on board the project because of the friendships they struck with Austin while filming the balls-to-the-wall action flick in 2009.

Austin said, “I actually called Eric myself and got him involved with Hunt to Kill, and we immediately were right back to clicking again like we did on The Expendables. He’s such a great guy and always fun to be around on set so I was glad he could be a part of it. With Gary, we originally had an MMA fighter to play his role, but scheduling wasn’t working out and I remembered how much ass he kicked on The Expendables so he was another guy I called to get involved with this movie. And it was a blast working with both of them again.”

Just because Austin and Daniels are friendly in real life doesn’t mean they both didn’t enjoy kicking the proverbial tar out of each other during their big showdown in the third act of Hunt to Kill. “We shot the fight scene in two days and didn’t have a whole lot of time to waste so we really had to get it right. What I loved was that when they were filming, the director backed the cameras off so you can really see the fight sequence, which doesn’t happen a lot these days. Keoni (Waxman, the director) gave us the room to really move around and get down and dirty as our characters were beating the hell out of each other.”

Everyone who loves action movies knows that the hero always needs a great nemesis to have the ultimate showdown with, and that’s where actor Gil Bellows comes in. Bellows, who’s known for his roles in the TV series “Ally McBeal” as well as the classic film The Shawshank Redemption, portrayed the ruthless Banks, who will stop at nothing to retrieve stolen bank bonds from a robbery gone wrong.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Gil’s since I saw The Shawshank Redemption, and I absolutely loved what Gil brought to the table for Banks. He had such a great energy on set and gave a lot of depth to this really despicable role. I really enjoy working on projects that go that dark, and he was really great to play against,” said Austin.

And even though Austin has now had three features released this year alone, which is pretty unusual for many actors working in Hollywood these days, it doesn’t mean he’s ready to slow down anytime soon and looks towards future projects as a chance to keep improving his craft as he continues working steadily.

Austin said, “I am so happy to be busy, especially with the economy being the way it is. Acting is a learning process so you need to be busy to get better. After working with a guy like Sly, it gives you a new perspective on the filmmaking process so you take what you learn and move forward and work harder to get better and better at your craft.”

“I’m about to leave for Vancouver to shoot a SWAT movie with Michael Jai White. I play a SWAT Team Leader so I spent a few days with the Los Angeles SWAT Team, riding around and hanging out with them, just so I could get into the head of my character and see what those guys are like in the field. It was a blast for me to get to do something like that because preparation is always important,” Austin added.

Hunt to Kill comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 9th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Dread Central would like to give Steve a very enthusiastic “Hell Yeah” for taking the time to speak with us despite his busy schedule.

Steve Austin Interview, Highlights, & CONTEST with

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WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is neither confirming nor denying the report of him guest starring on the December 27 Raw from New York that originated on Howard Stern's radio show this week.

"I heard those rumors. I started hearing them last night and I started hearing them this morning on the computer. Man, I haven't heard anything about that," Austin said on the Wrestling Voice podcast promoting next week's release of the "Hunt to Kill" DVD movie.

"I'm getting ready to leave to film a movie in a week. When I get done with that, I'll be in Texas. Then, I'm coming back to work on another movie. If I'm supposed to be in Albany in December, I was figuring to be in Texas. Nobody has told me anything."

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, a close friend of Austin's, commented in his latest blog today on that he does not believe Austin has not been scheduled for a guest starring role on the last Raw of the year.

"To the best of my knowledge, Steve Austin has not been officially scheduled to appear on an upcoming Raw as has been reported elsewhere," Ross said. "Steve is preparing to film another movie in Vancouver soon that will take him into December. At that time I assume he will head to his Texas ranch for some R&R and to celebrate the holidays. Jan and I hope to visit Steve and his crew at the Broken Skull Ranch in late December or early January."

-- Austin also talked about his current relationship with the wrestling business and how it compares to "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson, who has separated himself from the business.

"I think I'm about as separated from wrestling as I can get. It seems like I've been away forever. I'll make an appearance every now and then to promote something on Raw, but I think I'm about as far as away from it as I can get," Austin said. "That said, I love the wrestling business and I love my fans, but I'm not in the mix anymore."

-- Austin also commented on the "confrontation" between two former colleagues, The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, at the UFC 121 PPV last month.

"It looked like they were attempting something," he said. "My opinion, when I look at the UFC and WWE, trying to mix those two is like oil and water. I don't see anything happening out of it."

-- Wrestling Voice editor Duane Doogan asked Austin about his recent "never say never" comments to the U.K. Sun on whether he would wrestle again. Austin was non-committal on commenting again, but talked about dream matches that did not materialize when he was an active wrestler.

"There's a couple of them that come to mind. It's the one people always talked about with the Austin vs. Goldberg thing just because of the look," he said. "I think the Stone Cold vs. Hulk Hogan match was the one everyone wanted to see back in the day."

-- Austin said he doesn't see anyone currently in the wrestling business being able to get to the "rarefied air" of an Austin, Rock, or Hogan type figure. He mentioned John Cena being there, but said, "I don't know that's out there right now."

-- On future movie projects, Austin said he'll be in Vancouver next week filming a S.W.A.T. team type movie with MMA fighter Keith Jardine. He'll be returning home to Texas for a month before returning to Vancouver to film a vigilante type movie.

Contest is also hosting a CONTEST and giving away "Hunt To Kill" on DVD!

JR Blog's: Austin & The Rock in WWE PG Era

I missed this JR blog entry from November 2, 2010:

Great talents such as Steve Austin and the Rock would have been ultra successful today in the PG land of WWE as they were in TV14 days during the Attitude Era. Prime time players are able to adapt to their audience and the rules of engagement. For anyone to think that the Attitude Era alone made Austin and Rock stars is naive and misguided. Can you imagine the buzz that the 'Texas Rattlesnake' and the 'Great One' would create if they were performing in WWE today? No one would notice the TV program rating I can assure you. Same goes for Shawn Michaels, among others, who had/have 'it' no matter the generation. Some e-mailers are over thinking this matter but over thinking things in the world of pro wrestling isn't a revelation nowadays either. How would you like to have any one of the three, aforementioned men booked at WM27?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

News Haul: JR Blog's on Austin Returning to RAW & Radio Appearance

JR Blog's About Austin [Source:]

To the best of my knowledge, Steve Austin has not been officially scheduled to appear on an upcoming Raw as has been reported elsewhere. Steve is preparing to film another movie in Vancouver soon that will take him into December. At that time I assume he will head to his Texas ranch for some R&R and to celebrate the holidays. Jan and I hope to visit Steve and his crew at the Broken Skull Ranch in late December or early January. BTW Steve's latest movie 'Hunt to Kill' is out next week on DVD and it's a cool, kick ass movie that I really enjoyed. I think that you will too especially if you like to see Stone Cold kick the bad guy's butt. Good storyline/script that makes for some stout action/adventure.

Radio Appearance [Source:]
Stone Cold Steve Austin will be on Ringside Radio at 11 AM Tuesday, Nov. 9 to discuss his new movie, "Hunt To Kill" (which comes out the same day!) among many other topics. If you miss it, don't worry! An encore of the interview will run on Wednesday. You can listen to it on

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Austin To Return to RAW December 27th?


It was revealed on this morning's Howard Stern radio show that WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is scheduled for a guest starring role on the December 27 episode of Raw.

During a segment featuring Eric "The Midget" Actor and Jeff "The Drunk," Jeff revealed that WWE booked him for a bit with Austin drinking beer.

Jeff added that he's not sure what exactly he will be doing, but he's supposed to be in a "couple of segments."

Howard Stern then transitioned into talking about Linda McMahon "wasting $50 million" on her failed Senate campaign in Connecticut. Stern joked WWE must have money to burn.

The Dec. 27 Raw to finish 2010 will be held in Albany, N.Y. The Times-Union Center is advertising a four-way WWE Title match of Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Wade Barrett vs. Sheamus.

Earlier this year, Austin guest-hosted the March 13 Raw two weeks prior to Shawn Michaels's retirement episode.

WWE has not officially announced Austin for the Dec. 27 Raw.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Important DVD Release Dates for November

DVD Release Dates:

"Hunt To Kill" DVD/BluRay Releases:
- USA & Canada: November 9th [Pre-Order]
- Australia: November 11th

The Expendables
- On DVD & BluRay November 23rd [Pre-Order]