Steve Austin addressed the rumors about him being responsible for getting Roddy Piper fired from podcast one due to an episode of Piper’s show, where Piper’s co-host Will Sasso impersonated Austin.
Steve Austin cleared up those rumors on Tuesday’s episode of his podcast by reading a report from another wrestling website word for word. Austin said the timeline is inaccurate and that podcast was recorded 3-5 months ago. Austin’s timeline might be off there because Piper referenced the stories about Austin supposedly no showing WrestleMania 31 so it couldn’t have been more than 3 months ago.
Austin didn’t like the podcast and he went on his road and kept going on with his podcast. He said that he doesn’t want any BS in his life due to his age. “It is what it is,” said Austin.
Later on, Austin said that he talked on the phone with the president of Podcast One about Piper’s future with the company. Austin said that he was told that Roddy had set up a meeting with the president. Roddy said to the president that he didn’t want to do the podcast for the network anymore due to other things he wanted to do in his life.
The president said that if Roddy doesn’t want to do a podcast anymore then that’s fine and Roddy walked out of the door and there were no hard feelings between the two and the door is always open between the two sides.
Austin ended by saying that he had nothing to do with Roddy leaving the company. Austin went on to praise Piper for his pro wrestling career. He ended the podcast by saying he will not comment further on the matter.
As I noted yesterday, there is always two sides to a story and it’s good to see Austin clear up any confusion.
You can listen to the show down below. It’s a great show, but if you just want to hear Austin address the rumor, it’s at the end of the show.