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Whatever Happened To Stone Cold Steve Austin?

Updated 14 Jun 2019 18.8k views12 items

Inside the WWE ring, there were few opponents as fierce as Steve Austin. Following Hulk Hogan’s departure from professional wrestling in the early 1990s, the WWE was desperate to find its next superstar, and it did not take long for Austin to sell audiences on his personal brand of anti-hero swagger. He quickly emerged as an icon in the wrestling world, thanks in part to his vulgarity, and his signature move "The Stone Cold Stunner."

Austin is without doubt one of the most popular wrestling superstars in the history of the WWE. But what happened to Stone Cold Steve Austin following his retirement from professional wrestling in 2003? As it turns out, he’s had quite a successful career off the mat as well.

When Austin exited the ring for the final time, he wasn't quite ready to relinquish his fame. The wrestler leveraged his over-the-top personality to score several gigs in reality television, a film career, and even his own line of beer. However, his life hasn’t been perfect; he’s been arrested on charges of domestic abuse, and suffers from chronic pain brought on by multiple wrestling-related injuries. 

While he no longer physically breaks his adversaries, Austin now gets his kicks by eliminating contestants on game shows. A lot has changed about his life, but you can be sure that the star will do anything he can to stay in the spotlight a little longer. 

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