WWE fans love nothing more than seeing legendary figures return to the ring after long absences, but arguably the most popular superstar who single handedly changed the Monday night wars with his unique antics and unforgettable feuds with the likes of company’s owner Vince McMahon, Undertaker, Rock and DX has no desire to make a full-time comeback.
And that person is none other than the Texas Rattle Snake “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Austin was the latest guest on longtime ring announcer Lilian Garcia’s podcast, and he opened up about his strong disdain for the grueling travel schedules that WWE stars are required to keep.
“I don’t like to travel anymore Lilian,” he said on the show. “It’s like when I was still in the WWE and my days before that because I give or take have been in the business thirteen or fourteen years until my neck crapped out and I got out of the business, I loved being on the road back in the day.
“You know you’re a road warrior, you’re addicted to the road, then all of a sudden you’re out there and you’ve been on the road for ten, fourteen whatever more days and you’re thinking ‘God dang man I really want to go home,’ and then you get home and you’re there for about a day and a half your like ‘man I’m ready to get back on the road.’ So I mean its in your blood.
“But once you get out of the business – and it took me three years to get over getting out of the business, and I won’t tell that story because I told that story so many times. But my point is, you know when you’re in the business of being on the road with the WWE, you’re a road warrior and that’s what you do. That’s your life, and you love it. And I’m very passionate about the business, it’s what I wanted to do with my life, it’s the only thing I wanted to do. I didn’t want to come out here and get into acting, I did it because I had to get out of the business of pro wrestling. … When you turn back into what I call ‘civilian mode,’ you know, you kind of lose all that interest in traveling.”