It seems like every ex-pro wrestler has a podcast these days, but among them, there is no ex-wrestler who has a more popular podcast than “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who does the Steve Austin Show twice a week for Podcast One.
Austin isn’t the only WWE Hall of Famer who is partnered up with Podcast One, as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has, or had, his own weekly podcast, until the company pulled his podcast, and it’s now no longer available on Podcast One’s website.
After Piper’s podcast was pulled, there were many who were wondering what happened, and Piper claimed that he knew exactly why his podcast was pulled and blamed “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Following WrestleMania in April, Piper had comedian Will Sasso — who is a lifelong wrestling fan — on his podcast. Sasso ended up impersonating Austin on the show, and Piper’s co-host Inappropriate Earl believes that Austin wasn’t a fan of the impersonation, so he called the higher-ups at Podcast One and snitched/demanded that they no longer feature the Piper’s Pit podcast.
“Some people should have a f****ng sense of humor. We get it, you can crack open a can of beer and come out in a f***in’ truck… If you can’t laugh at yourself after doing that for 25 years, and starting off as ‘Stunning’ Steve Austin in WCW, come on now.”
On the Piper / Sasso podcast, the two of them joked about Austin’s alleged heat with Vince McMahon, Austin’s only friend being his dog, and Austin quitting WWE. Piper also joked that Austin’s success was based on three words — “what” and “hell yeah.”
Why so sensitive Austin? Certainly you are not in the same league as a “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Austin did some of the most off the wall skits in the past, and now suddenly thinks he’s a thespian of the fine arts and bigger than the wrestling business.