Steve Austin talks video games, attitude era, hollywood, and more
Feb 21, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
forbes.com posted an interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Here is a few excerpts…
Q. How do you feel your pro wrestling career prepared you for Hollywood?
Austin: I don’t know if a pro wrestling career prepares you for Hollywood. When you get out there and you’re in an arena for 20,000 people or 90,000 people it’s a lot different than being on a quiet set with 100 people, so I think you get used to dealing with cameras. But there’s many things that are the same. There’s ten times the things that are different. So there’s a little bit of crossover, but not much to bottom line it.
Q. What are your thoughts on how they can do what they can do with video games nowadays?
Austin: Man, I tell you what. It’s just like anything. Technology keeps getting better and better and the things that they’re able to pull off and accomplish just keep setting the bar higher and higher and every time they raise that bar, there’s some mom with a bunch of money in her hand ready to buy that product.
Q. The game actually celebrates the Attitude Era. What’s a favorite memory form back then that stands out to you?
Austin: I had so many of them it seems like every time I went to work on the Monday Night RAW, I was looking forward to seeing what kind of shenanigans I was going to be playing in the storyline. But just going to work every night and just being on the road and getting in the ring every night was probably the biggest fun of all. And hanging out with the guys and just living that life was my dream. And I had a good time doing it