5 WWE Superstars who were compared to Stone Cold Steve Austin
It has been over 16 years since possibly the greatest Superstar to ever step foot inside the squared circle retired from Professional Wrestling. Stone Cold Steve Austin met his arch-rival The Rock for the third time at a WrestleMania, with The Brahma Bull finally bagging a win over his toughest foe ever. He wrestled a couple more matches before hanging up his boots for good. Ever since his retirement, dirt sheets and the WWE Universe have clamored for someone to excite and entertain them as much as Austin did.
Over the years, several Superstars have emerged who were compared to The Texas Rattlesnake. While none of them managed to match the intensity, charisma, and drawing power that Austin once possessed, this didn't stop many from drawing comparisons between them and the Hall of Famer. Let's take a look at 5 Superstars who have been compared with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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#5. Randy Orton
The former Legend Killer turned Viper was the most hated heel in WWE back in 2009 when he targeted the McMahon family on the road to WrestleMania 25. Soon after, he turned babyface after splitting with his Legacy lackeys and went on to defeat Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase at WrestleMania 26.
Orton's cold and calculated demeanour became an instant hit among the fans and the fact that he was the most unpredictable Superstar at that time was instrumental in fans and wrestling experts drawing comparisons between him and Austin.
Additionally, Orton's finisher, the RKO looked incredibly similar to Austin's Stunner. Both men had feuded with the McMahon family and were what many would call 'lone wolfs'. A potential matchup between these two Superstars soon began being dubbed as a dream match, a generational clash if you will. Sadly, we never got to see these two square off, due to Austin not being fit enough to come back.