Stone Cold Says He Hated His WrestleMania 14 Match Against Shawn Michaels


WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin appeared on UpUpDownDown to talk about a number of topics such as how his championship match at WrestleMania 14 against fellow WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was special because it was when he won his first world title.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin said:

“It was special because it was my first title, my world title, so that was a big deal for me as it was for everybody. The match, on a 1-5, a 2. Shawn and I consider… from bell to bell, I consider Shawn to have [no flaws]. Now Bret, as far as realism, you can’t top him. Flair is my traveling world champion, he’s the man. But from bell to bell, talent wise, nobody can lace Shawn Michaels boots. So to go out there and have a lackluster match with him at the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania… It was cool being out there with Mike [Tyson]. Me and Shawn could have had a way better match, but he was in a bad place, he was injured. I was just red hot.”

Stone Cold also talked about how he loves Shawn Michaels and how he has the utmost respect for Shawn, but he hates their match at WrestleMania 14 and he even told WWE Chairman Vince McMahon about it.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin said:

“I hated that match and I loved Shawn and I have the utmost respect for him, but I don’t consider that to be a good match at all. I remember walking to the back and I told Vince, ‘Hey man, that match was the [shits].’ He just patted me [on the back] and [went] ‘We’ll get it tomorrow on Raw.’ Yeah, it wasn’t about the match, it was about transferring that title. I think Shawn was in a real tough place personally and [he was] in a lot of pain. It was a funky match. I didn’t know if he was even gonna walk to the ring. I didn’t know if he wanted to walk to the ring.”

You can check out "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's full comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.