He’ll do so on tonight’s show (March 16) to celebrate “#316Day” with fans. WWE was originally slated to hold this episode of RAW from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA on the USA Network.
However, the show has been moved to the WWE Performance Center due to the coronavirus.
“Now, I didn’t declare this holiday,” Austin noted. “I didn’t declare it a national holiday on my own behalf. It seems like the WWE Universe has declared 3/16 to be Steve Austin Day because of the famous promo I cut way back at King Of The Ring in 1996 when I got kicked in the mouth by Marc Mero. I got driven to the hospital in an ambulance where they put 14, 15, 16 stitches in my upper lip. Then, [I] wrestled Jake ‘The Snake’ [Roberts] in the final and beat him. I walked up to the microphone where Dok Hendrix was going to interview me, and I dropped the ‘Austin 3:16’ phrase, and the ‘because ‘Stone Cold’ said so’ phrase, and I hit two home runs, two grand slams in fact, at a pay-per-view that I was never even supposed to win from the get-go.
Austin noted that after all these years later, the company is celebrating the day that he made famous. He thanked everyone for their support and is looking forward to making another appearance on the show.
Austin added, “My appearances on that show are few and far between. I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing, but I’m going to be raising hell and drinking plenty of cold Broken Skull IPA, my beer from El Segundo Brewing Company.”
Austin also spoke with bodybuilder and American Gladiator Mike ‘Titan’ O’Hearn as well as trying ‘carnivore’ diet and more on this show. You can listen to the episode here.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.