Steve Austin better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is a television actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE in a Legends deal. After, Austin decided to become a professional wrestler and enrolled at the wrestling school run by Chris Adams.
Stone Cold's run in Memphis was part of the merger between World Class and the Continental Wrestling Association out of Memphis, with the combined company known as the United States Wrestling Association. Austin left USWA after its final folding in 1990 and signed with WCW the next year. Austin wrestled for several well-known wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and most famously, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Described by WWE (formerly the WWF) chairman Vince McMahon as the most profitable wrestler in the company's history, he gained significant mainstream popularity in the WWF during the mid-to-late 1990s as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a disrespectful, beer-drinking antihero who routinely defied McMahon, his boss. This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping off McMahon and incapacitating him with the Stone Cold Stunner, his finishing move.
Stone Cold retired from pro-wrestling in 2003 and he hasn't wrestled a match since then even though he continues to make appearances for WWE.
McMahon inducted Stone Cold Steve Austin into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. Austin held twenty five championships throughout his professional wrestling career, and is a 6-time WWF Champion as well as the fifth Triple Crown Champion. He was also the winner of the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, as well as the 1997, 1998 and 2001 Royal Rumbles. In 2011, Steve Austin returned to WWE to host the reboot of the reality series Tough Enough.
Stone Cold is now a popular podcaster and hosts his podcast show: Steve Austin Unleashed where he interviews wrestlers and other successful artists.