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Redneck Island Day?

Things are moving along out here on Redneck Island. I can’t remember what day of filming it is. Weather has been phenomenal since it stopped raining a few days ago. It’s hot. That’s for damn sure. One of the locals told me its 85 degrees here in the winter. He said that feels cool to him. Damn. I got my air conditioner running full blast when it’s 85*.
Here’s a few more thoughts and observations I’ve come up with in the last few days. In no particular order.
It’s hotter than a sumbitch in Mexico.
Beer is good.
Sumbitch, it’s hot in Mexico.
Tequila is good. Don’t forget the salt and lime.
Many folks wonder what kind of beer I drink. Currently it is Bud Light.
It is still fairly difficult to eat clean in Mexico. I have been having awesome workouts. Diet is about as good as it can be.
2 shots of Tequila before bed is very relaxing.
12 shots of Tequila before bed is trouble.
I haven’t been in the water since I’ve been here in Mexico. I will before I leave. The water here is beautiful. If I get attacked by a Shark, I guess I’ll go home with a set of Shark Skin luggage.
I started this blog the other day in the afternoon. I just woke up(Sunday morning) and am trying to complete it. But I am not a morning person at all.
My shipment of energy drinks that I drink in the morning got rejected at the border. Makes the wake up process take a little longer…
There have been many people tweeting pics of themselves in BSR Gear. I have more stuff on the way soon.
I don’t understand people who have Twitter accounts and send nothing but hateful, stupid messages. I do not send any comments, replies, or responses to haters. They are simply blocked immediately. The Internet makes certain idiots feel very brave.
I missed every single college game yesterday. That sucks.
Today is a short day on RI for me. Hopefully I can catch a couple of pro games.
Mexico loves speed bumps. I’ve never seen so many speed bumps in all my life. And I’ll tell you, they work! Been trying to get the city of LA to put a couple speed bumps on the street I live on. Keep the dipshits from hauling ass like NASCAR drivers past my house. (With all due respect to NASCAR drivers) my street ain’t a race track.
Day 3 of writing blog. (Morning)
I definitely am not a morning person.
I swear I felt an earthquake here last night. Gonna check the local news.
Found an awesome Sushi restaurant here last night. Food was outstanding.
I’m hungry.
Time to get my ass up and eat breakfast.

PS. I just drove to work and had a few more thoughts.
Pulling nose hairs out by hand to look good for camera is painful. Forgot my nose hair gimmick trimmer in my hotel room. And while we’re on the subject of nose hair trimmers….How come battery life in a nose hair trimmer is so short? I mean, it ain’t like you use the sumbitch everyday. These little gadgets eat batteries up like crazy. I think I’m gonna patent a miniature weed eater with a Big Block 454 engine, seeing as most nose hair trimmers are under powered. Alright, enough about nose hair…
Ever notice that when you’re driving down a bumpy ass road, it’s a lot smoother in the driver seat than when you’re riding down the same road in the passenger seat? You’re thinking, Jesus Christ, this sumbitch is hitting every damn bump in the road…Funny how that works.
Gnats and no-see-ums suck.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll catch ya down the road…

Semper Redneck
Steve Austin

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Redneck Island Day 6

Well, it has been a long ass hot, muggy day. To break up the format a little bit, I will just kind of write down a few observations and thoughts I’ve had the last few days. Here goes, in random order.
It’s always hotter than a sumbitch the day after a rain. Humidity had me feeling like I was wearing a wet sweater all day.
I have created a new Redneck invention. Patent number 1,662,792,766 is the 4 Wheel Drive Flip Flop. Yep. That’s right folks…A 4 Wheel Drive Flip Flop. I tried them out today and they worked like a champ. Now with the invention of the 4WD Flip Flop, you can go muddin’ without a vehicle at the flip of a switch. More details later.
On another note…Flies. Flies are a real friggin pain in the ass. Yes, I know that’s nothing new…But it was a thought that passed through my mind the last few days.
Beer is good.
I need to learn Spanish. Growing up in South Texas, I have always wanted to learn it. Never have. It is on my list of things to do. On another note, I am indeed a master of sign language. Very limited vocabulary though.
Mosquitos suck…
Always a learning curve when you’re buying groceries in another country. For the most part, the brands you know and trust aren’t available. Also, in Mexico it’s hard to find nonfat cottage cheese, etc.
Its been hard to stay up to date with college and pro football. When I do find a game, the broadcast is in Spanish…I gotta learn the language.
The water in Mexico is beautiful. Blue and clear. I would get in and go swimming around except I’m allergic to sharks.
Redneck Island is a great gig. I love the concept of it. I enjoy hosting it. And I enjoy the competitors who come out an give it their all. I also love Reality Television. Anything can happen and you gotta be on your toes.
Hey, that’s all I got for right now. Long day on the Island so far and it’s not over. We’ve got an elimination coming up in about an hour. Gotta get dressed, get ready, get my mind right, and send somebody packing.
Thanks for stopping by.

Semper Redneck
Steve Austin

Day 5 on Redneck Island

Well since I’ve been here in Mexico we’ve had two earthquakes. First one was pretty big. Don’t know what kind of damage it did because I don’t get all the news out here. This morning we had another one. I was cooking breakfast and everything started shaking in the room. Didn’t last long. I’m not a big fan of earthquakes. (Who is?)
Growing up in South Texas I was used to tornados and hurricanes. Not a fan of them, either…All three of them are devastating in their own right. I’m not a damn scientist, but it sure as hell seems like we’ve been having more quakes and tornados than before.
So anyway…We are working along here on Redneck Island. The rain has presented a few obstacles, but we are adjusting on the fly and getting the work done. There is a lot of talented folks with a lot of brain power behind the scenes here. So much planning and strategizing, and when things happen, you go to Plan B. or Plan C. Or Plan D…
You get the picture. As the old saying goes-Improvise. Overcome. Adapt.

On another note, I am glad the damn regular referees are back in action in the NFL. I am a diehard football fan. The game was becoming such a joke, I almost decided to give up pro football and stay with the awesome action of College Football. As a huge fan of both, I do appreciate the more strict rules of celebrating after a touchdown. Some of the shenanigans these days in the NFL are absolutely ridiculous. I understand the enthusiasm, adrenaline, and passion behind scoring touchdown. I understand the individuality of it all. For me though, I miss the the way the great Barry Sanders and Earl Campbell celebrated after scoring….
Alright, off the soap box…I have been called into action here on the Island…Plan C is in effect.

Semper Redneck
Steve Austin

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Redneck Island Day 3

Just got to work here on the Island. Gonna be another scorcher today. I wear about 4 layers of high powered sunblock to keep my white ass from getting burned up out here.

The location for this season is awesome. Blue water that you can see thru. As a matter of fact I was snorkeling the other day and saved a bottle nose Dolphin that was being bullied by a 21 foot Hammerhead Shark. It’s easy to punch a Hammerhead in the nose because they’re eyes are so far apart…

Anyway, back to RI. The crew this year is much the same as last season. Hard working bunch of folks and it is turning in the Redneck Island family. Got a good bunch of Rednecks on this season. Getting to know them a little after spending a few days with them. It is an interesting mix of people. They are game and doing a great job. Can’t tell you too much cause I don’t want to give you too much 411.

Gonna sign off now and get ready to go to work.

It’s a great day to be on here Redneck Island!

Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin X 35,000THQ

As I have talked about on Twitter (@steveaustinBSR), I recently finished signing 35,000 autographs for THQ’s new video game WWE 13.  The picture cards I signed will go in select Austin 3:16 Editions of the game.  I had originally agreed to sign 25,000 cards.  Then THQ wanted an additional 10,000.  Since I am recovering from knee surgery I certainly have the time.  I agreed to the extra 10k cards.  I let the boxes of cards sit in the garage for a while and figured “I’ll get em done later”…I should have started signing them immediately…I finally got around to opening one of the boxes and at that time it dawned on me.  35,000 is a shit pile of signatures.

So I rig up my kitchen table and get all situated.  I used silver liquid paint pens to sign the cards and it was a pain in the ass to keep the pens properly charged up to get a good signature.  I start writing my name-STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN…..OVER…AND OVER…AND OVER…AND OVER…You get the point.  Now for those that don’t know me, I have a real hard time sitting still.  Now, I ain’t talking nervous, twitchy, weird, can’t sit still…Cause I can sit for hours watching football, etc.  But sitting at a table and writing STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN gets real old real fast…Especially when you’re signing up to 8 or more hours a day.  Working with them damn paint pens is enough to send you over the edge.  I used a couple hundred dollars worth of pens on this extravaganza.  I am an official expert on paint pens.  If you have a paint pen problem, I can fix it.  Yep…I am a certified paint pen mechanic.  Anyway…Back to the story.

Now don’t get me wrong, you may be saying to yourself-”Shit. All that motherf#cker is doing is writing his damn name.”  I ain’t saying it was physically hard…I’m saying I was bored to death.  Hell, every job I ever had was Manual labor, with a capital M.  Between going to PT for my knee, going to the gym, going to meetings, and all the other BS I do, it took 6 weeks or so to sign them damn cards.  35,000 of em.  And that’s the end of that story.

On another note, yesterday we shot the PR stuff for Redneck Island.  Last season was damn good.  Deep thinking, far reaching, philosophical television that changed the lives of literally millions across the globe…Alright, BS!  Redneck Island was a damn good time last season.  Great cast and a cool host.  Season 2 will be BIGGER, BADDER, AND REDDER THAN EVER.

I leave for Mexico in a few days.  Couple days to settle in and then we roll cameras and start filming the brutality, calamity, and hilarity, that is Redneck Island.  I am going to push these people to be there bestest,(invented word) and reddest, in an all out endeavor for one person to walk off the island with $100,000 dollars.

I am going to send daily updates during the entire shoot.  Check the website for info.

On a last but not least note, BSR GEAR is up and running.  Tshirts, caps, and hoodies available.  New designs coming soon.

That is all, ladies and germs.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

Steve Austin

RAW 1,000 And Why Stone Cold Steve Austin Wasn’t There

On July 23, 2012 WWE celebrated the 1,oooth episode of Monday Night Raw.  I watched the show from my home in Los Angeles.  After watching the show, I got on my Twitter account, @steveaustinBSR, to read responses to the show.  There were many people blaming Vince McMahon and the WWE for not having SCSA on the show.  And there were some folks who had some very negative things to say about me, personally.

The reason I did not attend RAW 1,000 was because I underwent a major knee surgery on my left knee on July 2, 2012.  Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA performed the surgery.

The surgery  was a complete success.  I am currently three weeks post op.  I began physical therapy a few days ago.  I had a world class surgeon and a great medical team working on me.  I am now working with a top notch PT team.  I am still on crutches and will probably lose the crutches in another week.  Then I will be in a custom knee brace much like the braces I wore in the ring for 9-12 weeks.

STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN IS A 100% ASS KICKING MACHINE.  There was no way I was going to limp down the ramp on crutches for RAW 1,000.  It was time to get my knee fixed.  The decision to no-show RAW 1,000 was made by me and no one else.  I have always taken pride in making my shots and have never faked an injury or illness.  Pro Wrestling is a tough game and it was time to pay the piper for some of the damage I incurred in the ring.  No gripes.  No complaints.

To the fans that were hoping to see SCSA, I’m sorry I missed the show.  I would have loved to be there under different circumstances.  I normally keep my personal business to myself, but due to feedback and incorrect speculation, I have posted this blog and given the 411 on why I was not at RAW 1,000.

I will post more blogs about my PT and recovery soon.

 

Steve Austin

 

Redneck Island returns this Saturday

After being preempted last week, Redneck Island returns to its regular time this Saturday night on CMT.  As a DirecTV subscriber, it looks like I may be missing RI because of the issues between Viacom and DTV.   Maybe an agreement will be reached by then and you/I DTV subscribers will be able to catch the show. This weeks show is pretty damn entertaining with a real fun challenge.  Tune in to see who gets voted off of the island. You can watch Redneck Island’s latest episode here at brokenskullranch.com on Sunday July 15…..In case you missed it….

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The Chachalaca Bird

I have been tweeting pics of the Chachalaca Bird ever since I got to Mexico.  If you go to the Redneck Island section in photos, you’ll see several pics of these very interesting birds.  The way they walk around, they remind me of a miniature turkeys.  They can fly, but they’re happy just walking around.  They roost in trees at night and after they wake up and make a bunch of racket in the morning, they come down from their roost and walk around and eat.

I was first introduced to the Chachalaca early one morning.  I had flown into Mexico the day before, got settled in, went and saw Redneck Island, and did a photo shoot(I hate photo shoots, btw).  After I fulfilled my duties for RI, I headed back to the hotel and had dinner and a couple of Margaritas…Let me explain something to you about Mexico and Margaritas.  There’s just something about being in Mexico where you just hear this voice…The voice says-Hey, man…Have a Margarita. Then my voice says to the bartender-Make it a double…The bartender says Si senor….And then you finish that Margarita which has been expertly mixed with Don Julio Reposada…And you hear that voice again say-Hey, dude…Go ahead and get you another Margarita.  So my voice says to the bartender uno mas por favor-And make it a double…And so this happens over and over again…Then it’s bedtime …And then right about 30 minutes before my alarm is supposed to go off and I’m really hitting that last cycle of REM sleep…Somebody starts pushing a work cart out by the front of the room and it’s got a busted wheel on it that’s making the most God awful racket in the world…And I’m laying in bed, like, REALLY?  This is a world class resort and I gotta listen to this busted up cart with a bad wheel make all this loud ass racket??? Are you kidding me?  Then the voice says again…Hey dude…Have a margarita…No, dude! Shut up! It’s not time for a damn Margarita…It’s caffeine time and I’m not a morning person and I also had 30 more minutes of sleep coming….BUT I CAN’T SLEEP BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A BUSTED ASS CART WITH A BAD WHEEL ON IT!!! So anyway, I digress…A few days go by, RI is moving along nicely.  We are settling into a groove with the routine and the challenges and all of the reality stuff is going well.  I’m getting settled into my role as the host.  All is good.

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Hello. It’s me, Steve…I’m back!

What’s happening, folks?  Long time, no blog…And that’s all changing now.  The old website had an antiquated functionality to it that made it waaayyyyy too frustrating to deal with.  My old rusty Redneck brain just could not grasp all the BS involved.  A gigantic thank you goes out to Mr. Brian Bentley (@tweeter_dumb) for reconstructing and improving the site and making it so damn simple even a Redneck can do it…Thanks, bro!

So anyway…Thanks to everybody  for your patience.  There have been many people asking about BSRGear.  The gear is REALLY close.  I know…I’ve been saying that for a long time.  It’s damn close.  BSR caps are in.  They were shipped and received.  Hats will be available on the website in a few days.  Koozies are close, too.  There are also some very very limited Broken Skull Ranch Championship Belts available. These belts were designed by myself and Master designer Rico Mann and hand crafted by the Ace of Belts, Dave Millican.  They are heavy duty, bad ass, and extremely cool.  More stuff is on the way, as well.  This is a start.

I started this website to communicate with you.  With the technology issues out of the way, thanks to Brian, I can get my ass back to blogging! :-)

OH HELL YEAH!!!

Steve Austin

Redneck Island…An Adventure

On around April 29 I packed up my bags and headed to Mexico to work on a Reality television show called Redneck Island for Country Music Television.  We took 12 rednecks and put them on an island.  There were 6 men and 6 women.  These cats would have to endure the elements of the island and compete against one another in weekly challenges.  One by one, week after week, contestants were sent home, off of the Island.  The process of elimination would continue until there was only one person left.  The last person standing would be the winner of Redneck Island and also take home a whopping $100,000 dollars.  I cannot go into too many details because Redneck Island starts airing on Saturday June 9 here in the United States.

I had an absolute blast working on this show.  I am a huge fan of Reality Television.  I hosted WWE Tough Enough in 2011 and the bug for hosting had bitten me.  I want to thank CMT Network for a hellacious opportunity.  I’m proud to be a part of the CMT family. Thanks to Chris Abrego Productions, 310 Productions, Matt Westmore, Melanie Moreau and everyone who worked to put this show together.  There were a huge amount of people working on this venture behind the scenes-THANKS! And a big thank you to Liz Pena.

Steve Austin

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