Ric Flair proves why he still is the dirtiest player in the game. Meanwhile, Randy Orton makes a surprise return to add more salt to Shawn Michaels' wounds.05/25/2017 - 18:00
See exclusive slow-motion footage from intense Monday Night Raw battle between the teams of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.05/23/2017 - 17:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/23/2017 - 14:15
Time slows down as Finn Bálor goes to battle against his former "good brother."05/23/2017 - 12:45
Though the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match at Extreme Rules will be every man for himself, Raw's turbulent main event features a tag team showdown between a pair of shaky partnerships.05/23/2017 - 00:00
Following his loss to Kalisto, Titus O'Neil claims Apollo Crews' let down the Titus Brand.05/22/2017 - 23:45
The Wicked Witch of WWE looks to send a painful message to Bayley ahead of their Raw Women's Title Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Matt Hardy battles The Celtic Warrior for the right to choose the stipulation for their upcoming Raw Tag Team Championship Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Ahead of his Submission Match at Extreme Rules against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville, Austin Aries goes head-to-head against Tony Nese.05/22/2017 - 23:30
Vic Joseph gives a special shout-out to his fellow WWE announcers for all their help, as he becomes the newest voice of WWE.05/22/2017 - 22:45
Apollo Crews takes on a high-flying masked adversary with Titus O'Neil keeping close watch.05/22/2017 - 22:45
The Boss will look to take charge of Alicia Fox in an explosive Raw showdown.05/22/2017 - 22:45
In anticipation of the imminent Street Fight on WWE 205 Live, The Brian Kendrick attacks Akira Tozawa and ignites an absolute melee.05/22/2017 - 22:45
It's lights, camera, action as Goldust talks about the flickering light that is his former cohort R-Truth.05/22/2017 - 22:30
The Advocate to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar comes forth to give Bálor the edge in Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender's Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 22:15
Finn Bálor goes to war against his former friend Karl Anderson.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Elias Samson makes his in-ring Raw debut against the reigning Intercontinental Champion.05/22/2017 - 22:00
‘Stone Cold' making his mark on Hollywood
LOS ANGELES -- Though he was once a member of the Hollywood Blondes tag team and now has his first starring movie role under his belt, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin never really saw himself as an action star living the Hollywood life someday.
"Absolutely not!" the Rattlesnake told WWE.com. "That was just a great name that Brian Pillman came up with. Me living in California? Absolutely not!"
But believe it. The Texas Rattlesnake has gone Hollywood -- at least in residence. Austin now resides on the West Coast full-time as he prepares to take over Tinseltown.
But recent appearances as special guest referee at Cyber Sunday and a showdown with Santino Marella at Raw in Los Angeles this Monday had the six-time WWE Champion reminiscing fondly of years past when he was raising hell in WWE full-time.
"Yeah, sometimes it makes you want to get back into the ring," Austin said. "But I've really got to set my sights on the movies and the acting."
Stone Cold said that he misses the lifestyle of being a WWE Superstar and the always-on-the-go schedule.
"The thing about being WWE Champion … is your schedule is full-blown 24/7/365," Austin recalled. "The plate's always full. I looked forward to waking up each and every day in a different arena, especially for TV tapings and pay-per-views."
Hollywood life moves at a slower, more frustrating pace, Stone Cold explained.
"Business out here happens a bit slower," he said. "There are a lot of meetings and a lot of things you have to wait on as you put the pieces together to greenlight a movie. It's a lot of ‘hurry up and wait,' and I'm not a patient guy."
Austin cut his acting teeth in 1999 with a recurring role as roughhousing detective Jake Cage on the Don Johnson cop drama, Nash Bridges. He's appeared on MAD TV and The Bernie Mac Show. He's lent his voice to episodes of MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch and Dilbert. And he's starred on the silver screen in The Condemned and The Longest Yard.
But while doing those early forays into Hollywood, Austin never thought he'd make acting his full-time career.
"Even when I was running hot in WWE with all my championships, I'd run out to San Francisco to film Nash Bridges, and I'd be out there for three or four days and then I'd come right back on the road [with WWE]," Austin recalled. "Even then, while I was filming stuff, I never had any aspirations to get into that business. Now that I'm kind of finished in the ring, it makes sense to be where I am now."
Acting may be the Rattlesnake's No. 1 priority now, but he will always be a beer-swilling hellraiser at heart. As Santino Marella found out on Raw, Austin still follows the goings-on in WWE, and anyone can be only one cross word away from a Stone Cold Stunner.
"I love sports-entertainment, but it's time for me to do other things. But long term, I'm still part of WWE," Austin assured.
And that's the bottom line … because Stone Cold said so.