WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley recently took to his "Foley Is Pod" podcast, where he spoke about topics such as how everyone in the WWE was wrong about what fellow WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold would become and how even the merchandising department said the office doesn't see a potential in Austin.
Mick Foley said:
“Stone Cold Steve Austin never becomes who he is because he wasn’t factored in as a major star.”
“When Steve Austin came over and said, ‘how about a t-shirt for Stone Cold?'” “Jimmy (Miranda) goes, ‘Steve, I’m sorry, but the office just doesn’t see merchandising potential in you.’ And they were wrong. Everyone involved would be the first to admit they were wrong about what Stone Cold could be.”