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Is “Stone Cold” Steve Austin offended by Shark Boy copying off his gimmick?

Former TNA star Shark Boy recently participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything. Shark Boy spoke about “Stone Cold” Steve Autin and TNA - ROH viewership numbers. Here are the highlights.

If “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is offended that he copied his character:

"I said from the very beginning that if it did offend him or upset him, I wouldn't do it. I got the opposite feedback, he really enjoyed it. He sent word from Kevin Nash to me and he has wished me all the luck in the world."

The differences between TNA vs. ROH viewership numbers on Destination America:

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"The TNA TV numbers are higher than ROH -- with the WWE, they have had a huge headstart. It's sort of like if you tried to start a new football league and compete with the NFL. That's what TNA has been trying to do, and you saw Vince fail with the XFL. It's an uphill fight, and that's what TNA is trying to do.

"As for the releases, everybody on that list and some that weren't name were incredible talents and it probably came down to money. Another thing is a wrestling company feels the need to shuffle talent -- that's another thing you'll see when a company has been around a little while.”

“Finally, I think the company is always evolving, and right now it might be more of a TV product than a touring product, which is how it started. People have said that the company is dying many times in the past, and I have no reason to believe it's any more true now than it's ever been."