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Steve attends Safe Summer Tip Off…

Steve participated in the 3rd Annual LAPD & LAFD Safe Summer Tip-Off Basketball Game & Festival on Figueroa June 9, 2012.

The LAPD and the LAFD are aiming to bring youth together from neighborhoods across Southern California and the City of Los Angeles regions in a positive and exciting environment.  This year’s event included a basketball game between LAPD officers and LAFD firefighters along with a festival.

Redneck Island CMT

Twelve rednecks are brought to a tropical locale by Steve Austin, but this is no vacation. They’re here to compete for $100,000. They soon learn their new camp has no toilet, but they have the opportunity to win a golden throne — a luxury outhouse. Tensions run high as the contestants find out there’s more than one way to get sent home from this “survival of the reddest” competition.

Maximum Conviction

Maximum Conviction:  When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve’s Q & A 3/28/2012

Shawn Michaels Shed Hunting at the BSR

Shed Hunting at the BSR with Shawn Michaels and MRA Crew

Hershey…One Stubborn Dog….

BSR Q & A with Steve Austin

BSR Bound…HBK…Superkick vs. Stunner

After completing The Package in Vancouver and finishing meetings in L.A., it is with much happiness that the Austin Clan will head to the one and only Broken Skull Ranch in South Texas. We’ve gotten enough rain that everything down there is extremely green right now. Ricky and Ted have been working on the Kayfabe Bar and I will send pics and videos from the ranch and give y’all a tour of the place. It has been a work in progress from the get go, five years ago. Our most important project is our game management program. We are working diligently and patiently with our deer herd and the culling process every year. We continue to feed protein and corn 24-7/365. Our bucks have grown bigger racks every year. Our deer herd has steadily gained more body weight each year. Even during the rough, dry South Texas drought, our deer have done considerably well given the circumstances.
This year is shaping up to be a very busy one with many different irons in the fire that all seem to be heating up nicely. I appreciate your patience on the BSR Gear. I have been working on it, believe me. I will have some comps for you to see ASAP. BSR Championship Belts and jewelry are coming ASAP as well. If demand is high enough I will have neon BSR clocks available as well. It is my goal to have items available that cover a broad spectrum all the way from beer coozies to gold/silver rings etc. But these things take time…And I’m on top of it right now.
We now have a person of high technical computer skills helping Team BSR now. Brian Bentley(brianbentley.com) is a long time friend and computer whiz who has really made us realize how dumb we are when it comes to websites and computers. Thanks for the help, bro! A few changes and improvements are going to be implemented in the coming weeks. I am committed to making this website a living, breathing entertainment/information center for visitors.
Anyhoo, back to Texas…Shawn Michaels and his MRA film team head to the BSR in the next few days. I am looking forward to hunting with Shawn and seeing how him and his team go about their hunting and filming endeavors. Hell, I’m just gonna guide a little bit and show ‘em around. I’m almost certain we’ll have some luck. But as I’ve stated…They’re ain’t no guarantees in hunting.
We take off at 10am tomorrow out of Santa Monica Airport. We arrive at San Antonio at 2:45. We should make the ranch before sundown after getting our groceries and running errands. The dogs will be happy to run around without a leash and we will not have to worry about them getting hit by cars…That’s a major bonus of owning a place…Anyhoo, I’m cashing in my chips, folks. I look forward to sharing some of the BSR with you.
Stay tuned.

Steve Austin
PS. I have often wondered why I always turned around when Shawn was stomping the mat like a Clydesdale Horse late in a match. They say curiosity killed the cat…Well…I guess that’s what I get for being so damn curious every time he started stomping. I will say this though…As many times as he rattled my teeth with that damn kick…I got him a few times as well with a Stone Cold Stunner. And when I hit that thing just right…It’ll rattle every damn tooth in your head…And every vertebrae in your neck. I know Shawn and his crew are just coming to hunt…but I’ll be keeping an eye on him…DTA Brother…You know the rest.
Oh Hell Yeah.

Stone Cold Stunner

Someone recently made a video of a bunch of Stone Cold Stunners on Youtube. @Odor31 if this is your work, thank you. No telling how long it took to make this video. Anyway, many of you know how the Stunner was born…For those of you who don’t, here’s the skinny…
I guess the year was 1996. We were in Fayetteville, NC. at a Monday Night Raw. It was just a normal Monday. I was hanging around the arena killing time before the show started, minding my own business when Michael P.S. Hayes came up to me and said “Hey, Kid…You got a minute? I wanna show you something”. I said “Sure” and followed him to the ring. As we walked he started explaining to me that he had maybe come up with a better finishing move for me than the one I was using at the time. I had been using the Million Dollar Dream, H.O.F’er Ted DiBiase’s old finish that I had been given when I first came into WWF, with Ted as my manager. It had been a great finisher for Ted, and it was working well for me too, but I needed something a little more explosive that fit my personality. Michael explained that Johnny ‘Ace’ Laurinaitus had been using a version of the this finish in Japan with great success. Johnny had also shown his version of the finish to my buddy Diamond Dallas Page. DDP was starting to run roughshod in WCW with a helluva run and called his version of it the Diamond Cutter. The difference that Michael would show me was that instead of going flat, I would drop down on my ass, theoretically driving my shoulder into the opponent’s throat. We were assisted by several willing ‘volunteers’ that were around ringside. These guys let me experiment and get the hang of it. I was sold. This would be my new finish from that point on. When I first started using the Stunner as it would come to be named(I’m not sure who named it, maybe Jim Ross or someone in the office), I simply went into the maneuver without a set up. It was simply delivered with no anticipation. And I’m a little fuzzy on this, but I’m almost positive that Michael and I were talking about the move happening too fast, and that the crowd could not anticipate the action because it happened out of the blue. I needed some type of setup maneuver ala Jake “The Snake” Robert’s signature short arm clothesline that he delivered before unleashing one of the most devastating finishers of all time…The DDT. An easy, and quick solution to this was the kick to the gut, which perfectly set the victim into an effective ‘ready position’. Not only was the kick effective as a weapon to neutralize my opponent, it was also a visual ‘signal’ to the crowd that the Stunner was next…Or was it? Any kind of curveball could be worked into the equation at that point, but from a storytelling standpoint, the Stunner was ‘supposed’ to happen next.
For those of you who never saw Michael P.S. Hayes wrestle or cut a promo, you missed out on a cat who was wildly entertaining. Michael was the mouthpiece and leader of the Fabulous Freebirds. Bad ass bully and big man Terry ‘Bam Bam’ Gordy was the muscle and intimidator of the bunch. And Buddy Roberts was the heat seeking missile who everyone in the world thought that even ‘they’ could kick’s ass. I predict that the Fabulous Freebird’s will be in the Hall of Fame one day. They had a lasting impact on me and my career. I spent my hard earned money in Dallas, Texas paying for a ticket at the World Famous Sportatorium so I could watch the Freebird’s wrestle. Michael Hayes’ entrance alone was worth the price of the ticket. You either loved or hated the Freebird’s. There was no in between with these guys. And I don’t think Michael ever got enough credit for being an outstanding talker, personality, and entertainer.
So that’s what I remember. I received this video on my Twitter account(@steveaustinBSR) so I figured I would go down memory lane and tell this story. I would dare say that the Stone Cold Stunner was one of the most effective and devastating finishing maneuvers of all time. I think it is pointless to pick a “Number 1 Finisher” of all time. I think a Top 10 is fine, though. There were just so many Bad Ass finishers that evolved as time went on that would not even be considered as a ‘finish move’ in today’s game. The Vertical Suplex of Harley Race or the Iron Claw of Fritz Von Erich wouldn’t fly in todays game, but both were revered and feared by everyone in the business back in the day, and if you were on the receiving end of either one of the moves…You were done. Period. End of story…That’s it…Lights out…Sayonara…Goodbye…And that’s the bottom line…
Ah, but I digress…Where was I? Thanks to Michael Hayes for the finish. I’ll never forget that fateful day in Fayetteville, NC. And there is a hellacious number of guys and gals who were on the receiving end of a Stunner. I don’t know how many Stunners I’ve dealt out in my career. There were some nights when my back was so torched the last thing I wanted to do was jump up in the air and land on my ass…BUT…After getting beat like a drum for a good portion of my career, no matter how bad I was feeling…I NEVER B!TCHED ABOUT HAVING TO GIVE A STUNNER. The setup kick…The Stunner…The explosion from the fans in attendance…Damn what a way to make a living!! OH HELL YEAH!!!

Steve Austin