WWE recently posted a playlist of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s greatest moments. That list includes the birth of Stone Cold at King of the Ring in 1996, when Steve uttered the famous “Austin 3:16” line for the first time.
That catchphrase propelled Austin to the very top of WWE and the pro wrestling industry itself. No one was hotter than The Texas Rattlesnake and much of that was due in large part to his feud with WWE owner Vince McMahon. That feud is covered in great detail in this playlist, including the hilarious bedpan incident as well as the moment that Stone Cold destroyed Vince’s prize Corvette with a cement truck.
Of course there’s also the unforgettable beer bath from Monday Night Raw, in which Stone Cold drove a beer truck to the ring and doused Vince, Shane McMahon and The Rock.
But Austin’s hijinks, as much fun as they were, did not fully make Stone Cold the star that he was. Austin had to prove himself in the ring and he did just that by becoming the WWE champion on six different occasions. Even though Stone Cold Steve Austin worked his last match in 2003, his legend still lives on and this list is a great reminder of just how over he was.