#8 The mutual respect
The above picture is from December 2019 when Stone Cold Steve Austin was joined by WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg in the Broken Skull Sessions. During the podcast, Goldberg revealed that he was treated as Steve Austin's copycat at WCW. Goldberg also jokingly said that he wanted to kill him as he represented his enemy.
"I wanted to kill you. Yeah, because you represented the enemy. That's all. But I never could have made it where I was without you being Steve Austin and I was the copycat over at WCW."
#7 Stone Cold Steve Austin with The Nature Boy
The above photo is from the shoot of the Broken Skull Sessions with Ric Flair in April 2020. During the conversation, Stone Cold Steve Austin said that he considered Flair to be the greatest of all time and asked The Nature Boy which superstars he considers to be great, to which Ric Flair replied:
"Everybody is not great. There are some good workers out there, but great is another different category. Steve Austin is the biggest box office to this date. Now, I wasn't here for a lot of it, and I have told you this story. When Vince inducted you and he was going down, what you have drawn, what you've done, and the fact that you were a great worker - that's number 1. Number 2, I don't think he's a great worker, he doesn't think he is either, but you've got to go to Hogan for drawing money. I could be wrong. To me, because I think he's a great worker, even outside of his gimmick and has drawn a fortune, I go to Undertaker. "
Ric Flair, a 16-time world champion in WWE, definitely makes his way into every list of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. The kind of legacy that he has left in the business of professional wrestling is unparalleled.