Stone Cold Steve Austin Criticizes Stephen Amell's Summerslam Match
Here's the bottom line: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is among the minority that did not appreciate Arrow and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star Stephen Amell wrestling at WWE's SummerSlam.
The legendary, six-time WWE Champion voiced his opinion on the latest episode of his podcast, The Steve Austin Show. "I just don't like the celebrities coming in there, the squared circle, and being able to compete at any level with the guys in the business [pro wrestling]," Austin said. "You've got to protect some integrity of the business. I don't care what day and age, what year it is."
Austin added, "It was what it was, but I just got a hard time seeing that kid come off with that crossbody on the top rope on two WWE guys down there."
He went on to play off the comments Michael Cole (Raw announcer) made regarding the match, describing it as "embarrassing" for Stardust and King Barrett. "So was it embarrassing? You're damn right it was, but for the wrong reasons and the reasons [were] bad booking," he explained. "It was for a shoot embarrassing to those guys to have to go out there and do that with the actor guy involved, but that's on a shoot level, so it was an embarrassment to the booking and I felt bad for those guys because they were in that role."
Austin is no stranger to speaking out about celebrities; last month he had a bit of verbal sparring with Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose Terminator character will be appearing in the upcoming (Oct. 27) video game WWE2K16.
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