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Austin Theory shares the surprising moment he discovered he'd be working with Steve Austin at WrestleMania



On this week's "My Love Letter To Wrestling," the season finale for this podcast until September, both Austin Theory and Jeff Hardy appeared.

Austin Theory talking about being a part of WrestleMania 38:

"I had to take that in. That was my biggest match that I've ever had and the biggest crowd I've ever performed in front of," Theory said. "I would say it was my first WrestleMania because the first experience I had was inside of the Performance Center, and we all know how that was. Getting introduced to the ring by Mr. McMahon, who says you're the future Universal Champion, that's amazing."

"Then to get in there with somebody like Pat McAfee, who has a huge following and obviously you can tell he's got a crazy connection to the audience, which is amazing, just makes everything easier. Then also, we got to save the best for last Stone Cold Steve Austin, yeah, he stunned my ass to the moon."

Theory talking about meeting Steve Austin:

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"I'm walking down the hall and this is the second day of WrestleMania. So you know, we're probably a few hours away from the show. Stone Cold is getting ready to get on a golf cart because the arena is so big, so they're just driving it around. He had somebody driving them around, but he stopped and he was talking to someone. I was like, well, I got to introduce myself," Theory said.

"This is my first time meeting Stone Cold. So I just introduced myself and everything. He hangs onto my hand and he looks me in the eyes, and he's like, ‘I'll be seeing you later tonight', and I was like, 'What?' Like, that was pretty cool. Then a little bit later, I got pulled aside and it was super private, but basically was told what was going to happen. I was just like, 'Wait, what? Like what's going on?'"

Jeff Hardy was asked if it’s hard to balance his wrestling career with his family life:

"It can be tough sometimes, especially before the pandemic. They're getting back to that now and it can be hard especially with kids. My wife has been my life saver. She's about my spirit. She's my God. She's my everything," Hardy said.

"Like, all the stuff I've been through in my personal life, and she's stuck by my side. Oh my gosh, she has been amazing. Now we have two beautiful little girls, the Hardy girls, 11 and 5."

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