Stone Cold Steve Austin will be inducted in the 2009 Hall of Fame ceremony on April 4th, the day before the biggest event in WWE history Wrestlemania 25. Mania25 will take place right in his home town of Houston, Texas. Born on December 18, 1964, Austin debuted in WCW as "Stunning" Steve Austin; almost immediately after his debut Austin defeated Bobby Eaton for The WCW championship. Just weeks later Austin joined Paul E. Dangerous Alliance. Steve lost his belt to Barry Windham in a 2 out of 3 falls match which Steve later regained from Windham on May 23, 1992.
In 1995 Steve Austin was fired from WCW after suffering a triceps injury. Austin made his way to ECW which he lasted about 2 years. In 1996 the 3:16 era began, 1996 King of The Ring Steve defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the final match. After the match Steve did a promo in which he said to Jake. You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere! Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16... Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass! Austin 3:16 became one the most popular catch phrases in wrestling history. Unfortunately Austin’s career began to crumble when he injured his neck in a match with Owen Hart.
Austin still continued to wrestle, in 1997 Austin had a feud with Mr.McMahon which turned out to be one of the greatest feuds ever. Austin beat the living hell out of McMahon week after week. After his feud with McMahon, Steve moved on to The Rock. which once again a legendary feud. At Wrestlemania 17 Rock and Austin went at it in a 1 on 1 match which Austin won. But then at Wrestlemania 19 they had another match which Rock won. Sadly that was Steve Austins last match. He retired in 2003 due to neck and knee injuries. In 2007 Austin Stared in a WWE film movie "The Condemned”.Austin later on making a return beating the life out of Santino Marella because he was ranting about the movie. April 4th 2009 will be a very sad night for many WWE fans and wrestlers alike. It will mark the closure of Stone Cold Steve Austins WWE career forever. But as we all know he will always be the Baddest SOB you will ever know, the Texas rattle snake!! Steve will be a LEGEND soon.
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