Stone Cold Steve Austin is undoubtedly the biggest WWE superstar in the history of the company. The Texas Rattlesnake defined the Attitude Era as he took the WWE to new heights while being the poster boy for the business. No one came close to the bald headed baddest man of the industry as he was an untouchable figure in the locker room.He drank beer, opened a can of whoop a** on anyone he wanted, and defied the boss’ order, making his life miserable at the same time. No other superstar had the audacity to do what he did and quite frankly he was bigger than the WWE itself. But behind that on-screen persona, there was a common man whose dream to wrestle in the ring was achieved after coming across several hurdles. Even after making it, he had to endure several other things in his personal life which any of us might not have known about.Here, we take a peek at 10 real life facts of the legend himself, Steve Austin.
#10 Stone Cold was born over a cup of tea
Stone Cold was born as Steve Anderson in Victoria, Texas on December 18, 1964,. He was brought up by his mother and stepfather, Ken Williams. Because he never got to know his biological father, he kept Williams as his surname. Steve grew up in Edna, Texas, as part of a big family.
Austin’s wrestling name also changed constantly to fit his always evolving character. While wrestling in the United States Wrestling Association, Austin went by Stunning Steve Austin.
The birth of the Austin’s WWE name, Stone Cold was born on a cup of tea after his ex-wife, Jeannie Clark, noticed Austin wasn’t drinking his tea and replied, “You’d better drink your tea before it gets stone cold.”
And then those words became a legendary name in the business. In December 2007, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin legally changed his real name (Steven Williams) to his wrestling name Steve Austin.