During a recent episode of “The Steve Austin Show”, Austin revealed that he isn’t a fan of today’s brand of tag team wrestling. He also discussed which team of the past he was impressed by and which of the current crops of teams has caught his eye. Here are the highlights:
On Why He Thinks Tag Team Wrestling Struggles Today:
Man, and that’s the thing. The tag team scene just ain’t what it used to be and that’s not knocking any team that’s out there. I’m just saying there aren’t as many teams and they’re not together as long to build the history, the chemistry, and you just know what the other guy is going to do when you go out there. You have four different people out there and a referee. With all the minds and all the different tricks you can do, there’s so much to watch, so I love tag team wrestling. It’s just that it [has] kind of faded off a little bit and that’s with all respect to the tag teams still out there doing good work. It just has changed.
On If He Thinks The Hollywood Blondes Deserve To Be Considered Amongst The Best Tag Teams Ever:
Hell no, we’re not even close! We’re not even in the top 15 or 20. Brian and I were good for the time we were together. We could’ve been excellent! But we were good and had we had as much time together or as many matches as a lot of other tag teams, I venture to say we would have been in the conversation. But no, we’re not in the conversation. We never were, but, man, did I have a lot of fun with Brian. Were we good? Damn right! Did we have chemistry? Yes, we did! But we’re not in that conversation, not even close to it.
On Being A Fan Of Harlem Heat:
I can’t leave off Booker T and Stevie Ray. We tried to open the show with some Stevie Ray Vaughan and it didn’t work! When they showed up on the scene at WCW way back in the day, it was like two guys show up and they’re both big and jacked up, and they got some charisma about them, and they’ve got some edge about them. And it turns out they can work too. And yeah, one of them is really athletic, so Harlem Heat had a hell of a damn run!
On Modern Teams That Impress Him:
I love The Revival, Dawson and Dash. But I also liked when they were having those matches with, back at the time when they were a team and when they weren’t feuding and they would go on to have lights out singles matches, [Johnny] Gargano and [Tommaso] Ciampa.
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Credit: The Steve Austin Show. H/T WrestlingInc.
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