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Steve Austin

Steve Austin

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :December 18, 1964
Height :6 feet 2 inches
Weight :114 kg

Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson; December 18, 1964, later and formerly Steven James Williams), better known by his ring name “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, and WWE Hall of Famer. After debuting in 1989, Austin wrestled for promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWE).

QUICK FACTS

Full NameSteven James Anderson
Date of BirthDecember 18, 1964
NationalityUSA
Birth PlaceAustin, Texas
Height6’2”
Weight252 lb (114 kg)
Theme Song“I Won’t Do What You Tell Me To”
DebutSeptember 30, 1989

Steve Austin Biography, Early Life

Steve was born Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, in Austin, Texas, Austin. He was around a year old when his parents, James and Beverly Anderson got divorced. Following the divorce, his mother got married to a man named Ken Williams. Austin adopted his stepfather’s surname and changed his name to “Steven James Williams.” He has three brothers, Scott, Kevin, and Jeff. He also has a younger sister named Jennifer.

Steve Austin Education

Steve spent most of his childhood in Edna, Texas, and attended ‘Edna High School.’ He earned a football scholarship at ‘Wharton County Junior College.’ He attended the ‘University of North Texas’ on full scholarship. However, he dropped out soon, to work at a loading dock in Houston, Texas. After developing a serious passion for wrestling, he enrolled at the ‘Dallas Sportatorium’ in 1989. He was trained by Chris Adams and broke into the wrestling business a year later.

Steve Austin’s Age, Height, And Weight

Steve Austin’s age is 58 years old. Steve stands at the perfect height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 114 kg. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black.

Career

  • He finally joined ‘WCW’ and adopted the nickname “Stunning.” He made his ‘WCW’ debut in 1991, where he defeated Bobby Eaton and won his first ‘WCW World Television Championship.’
  • He joined Paul E’s ‘The Dangerous Alliance,’ which disbanded within a few months. After defending his title for a while, Austin lost it to Ricky Steamboat.
  • In 1993, he became the tag-team partner of Brian Pillman and called their team ‘The Hollywood Blonds.’ They also won the ‘WCW Tag Team Championship’ and held the title for five months.
  • Steve turned heel on Pillman after the latter returned from an injury at ‘Clash of the Champions XXV.’ He then won the ‘WCW United States Heavyweight Championship.’
  • He lost the title to Jim Duggan and was soon fired by the ‘WCW’ vice president Eric Bischoff who did not consider him a remarkable wrestler. He joined the ‘Extreme Championship Wrestling’ (ECW) in 1995, where he developed his future “Stone Cold” persona and also learnt how to cut a promo.
  • He credits Paul Heyman for his skills to cut a promo. He also adopted Mikey Whipwreck’s finishing move, the “Whipper-Snapper,” and later popularised it as the “Stone Cold Stunner.”
  • He exited from the ‘ECW’ to join the ‘WWF.’ He made his ‘WWF’ debut on January 8, 1996, on ‘Raw,’ where he was awarded the ‘Million Dollar Championship.’
  • He had his debut match on January 15, against Matt Hardy. The match ended in Hardy’s defeat.
  • He started wrestling as “The Ringmaster,” but later shaved his head, grew a goatee, and adopted the name “Stone Cold.” In 1996, Austin won the ‘King of the Ring’ match against Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • The phrase ‘Austin 3:16’ used in his promo against Jake set the beginning of the ‘Attitude Era,’ which put him on the road to superstardom. His feud with the Hart family was one of his longest-running feuds.
  • The feud began with Austin challenging and taunting Bret Hart for a bout, which Hart eventually accepted. They had several bouts, but the submission match at ‘Wrestlemania 13’ was memorable.
  • Hart defeated Austin, who passed out while Hart pulled a sharpshooter on him. Although he bled profusely, Austin refused to take any assistance to his locker room.
  • He also entered into a feud with Owen Hart later. He got a chance to win the ‘WWF Tag Team Championship’ and the ‘Intercontinental Championship.’
  • However, due to an injury, he had to give up both the championships. His other famous feuds were with Vince McMahon, The Rock, and Triple H. These clashes helped him win four federation championships, along with several other titles.
  • His last official match took place at ‘Wrestlemania XIX’ in 2003, against The Rock. He lost the match to The Rock. He was fired by Eric Bischoff on the next episode of ‘Raw’ as part of the storyline.

Other Works

  • Austin made his film debut with ‘The Longest Yard’ in 2005. His other notable films are ‘The Condemned’ (2007), ‘The Expendables’ (2010), ‘Grown Ups 2’ (2013), and ‘Finders Keepers’ (2014).
  • His latest movie appearance was in ‘Smosh: The Movie,’ where he played himself. He made his TV debut as himself in ‘V.I.P.’
  • Some of his other TV shows are ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ (1998–2002), ‘Nash Bridges’ (1999–2000), ‘Dilbert’ (2005), ‘The Bernie Mac Show’ (2005), and ‘Chuck’ (2010). Austin has also hosted TV shows such as ‘Tough Enough’ (2011) and ‘Redneck Island’ (2012–2016).
  • He currently hosts ‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge’ (2014), which is in its fifth season. He also successfully runs a podcast titled ‘Stone Cold Podcast’ that began in 2014.

Steve Austin’s Net Worth

The former WWE star Steve Austin has an estimated net worth of $30 million, including his properties and earnings. The former wrestler Steve Austin was once the most profitable in the WWE Universe. He is the only wrestler to win 3 Royal Rumbles and received the title of 1996 King of the Ring, significantly accounting for his net worth.

Steve Austin Wife

After three unsuccessful marital relationships, in 2009, Steve Austin married Kristin Austin. His relationship is finally going in the right direction without rumors of separation or divorce.

Steve revealed that Kristin Feres had played a key role in the positive changes he has brought about in his life. Further, Kristin attends various red carpet and WWE events with her husband.

Steve Austin has married four times in his entire life. He first tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Burrhus, in 1990; however, after two years of marriage, their relationship ended in 1992. That same year, Austin married another woman named Jeanie Clarke. Jeanie is a former wrestler known by the ring name Lady Blossom.

And after seven years, the couple ended their marital relationship and divorced in 1999. Steve has two daughters with his second spouse; named Stephanie (born in 1991), Loren (born in 1994), and Cassidy (born in 1996). He has adopted the other daughter, Clarke’s child, with her former husband, Chris Adams.

Steve Austin was married for the third time to Debra Marshall, a former wrestler, in 2000. They were together only for three years and separated in 2003. Besides, he is also controversial and often alleged domestic violence.

Steve Austin Awards

  • Cauliflower Alley Club
    • Iron Mike Mazurki Award (2012)
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Pillman
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • PWI Rookie of the Year (1990)
  • World Championship Wrestling
  • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • WCW World Television Championship (2 times)
  • WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Pillman
  • World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
  • WWF Championship (6 times)
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • WWF Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Shawn Michaels (1), Dude Love (1), The Undertaker (1), and Triple H (1)
  • King of the Ring (1996)
  • Royal Rumble (1997, 1998, 2001)
  • WWE Hall Of Fame (Class of 2009)
  • Texas Wrestling Federation
  • TWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rod Price

FAQ

Why did Stone Cold retire?

Unfortunately, Stone Cold Steve Austin had a health scare before the contest. He noted that the incident led to his retirement from in-ring competition.

How many titles has Stone Cold won?

In the end, his in-ring accomplishments were many: six WWE Championships, two Intercontinental Championships, a record three Royal Rumble victories and Triple Crown Champion credentials. 

What is his net worth?

He has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

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