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"Stone Cold" Steve Austin

Real Name - Steven James Williams
6'2" 250 lbs. - Victoria, TX

Athletic Background - Football (North Texas State)

Teacher(s) - Chris Adams; Dutch Mantell

Professional Background - WCCW(`89-`91), USWA(`90-`91), WCW(`91-`95), ECW(`95), WWF/WWE(`95-`02), WWE(`03-`04),

AliasesSteve Williams, The Ringmaster

Groups - Dangerous Alliance, The Alliance

Peak Years - `96-`01

Finisher(s) - 
- Stonecold Stunner
- Million Dollar Dream (Cobra Clutch)
- Stungun (Hotshot)

Favorites - 
- Thesz Press with Punches
- Spinebuster
- "Mudhole" Stomping in the corner
- Lariat
- Punch

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Place in History - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is amongst the biggest superstars that the wrestling world has ever seen. While numerous men were big draws in the territorial days and Hulk Hogan was the biggest star when the WWF went national, Steve Austin was the biggest star went pro-wrestling in the United States hit its peak. His career started simply and he was just a hungry kid who worked hard and became a real blue chipper. WCW picked him up and while they might not have pushed him as well as many might think, he was definitely one of the top workers in the company and after just becoming stale they let him go. After heading into ECW and showing shades of his great charisma, the WWF snatched him up. Opposite of WCW, they did not know how to push him initially and it wasn't until he cut his memorable King of the Ring promo that he truly arrived. Even after that the company just did not push him as well as you'd expect giving him a slow, but steady build. Austin eventually became a huge star with his numerous catchphrases, cutting edge attitude and excellent, yet simple ringwork. The company made him a unique babyface and after winning the WWF title he began a feud with Vince McMahon that turned the company around and put them ahead of WCW, made him a marketing goldmine and made him, in many ways, the biggest superstar pro-wrestling had ever seen. Austin pushed himself hard through those years and the injuries, personal problems and creative aspects began to take their toll. As the WWF began to decline quickly following the purchase of WCW, Austin began to get frustrated. He's left and come back to the company repeatedly, but after an unofficial retirement from the ring, Steve Austin has made a respect transition to movies. It has been a decade since the peak years of Stone Cold, but he will always be one of the most recognizable and well-known professional wrestlers of the modern era.