WWE News: Stone Cold says Kevin Owens is not the next Stone Cold Steve Austin
What's the story?
Austin, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, has spoken about Kevin Owens, who has taken Austin's Stunner move, while also talking about Owens being the next Stone Cold Steve Austin.
In case you didn't know...
One of the most iconic finishers in WWE history is the Stunner used by Stone Cold Steve Austin, which is a move that several legends have been on the end of.
Now, the Stunner has been adopted by former Universal Champion Kevin Owens. KO has already laid out the self-proclaimed Best In The World, Shane McMahon, many times with the Stunner.
The heart of the matter
In the interview with Sports Illustrated, the Texas Rattlesnake revealed why Owens is not the next Stone Cold Steve Austin, and also revealed that he gave Owens the permission to use the Stunner.
“With Kevin Owens, don’t throw my name on there. This guy can talk a lot of trash, he is great in the ring, and he’s using my finisher, but hell, no one is going to be the next Steve Austin.
"I remember when people were saying I was going to be the next Ric Flair when I was in WCW. No one's ever going to be the next Ric Flair, and you're not going to see the next Hulk Hogan or the next Bret Hart, either. It just doesn't happen that way. People like to say that because of the similarities, but what we should be saying is, 'I want this guy to be the next big thing'," said Austin.
Austin also spoke about Owens using his trademark Stunner move, which the WWE Hall of Famer gave Owens the permission to use:
"My finish was being used by someone else before I really made it famous, or trademarked it, so to speak. So I told him, go ahead and use the Stone Cold Stunner."
Kevin Owens will face Shane McMahon at SummerSlam, where if Owens loses, he will quit WWE.