“Worst Call I Ever Made”: Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals His Biggest Career Misstep

Stone Cold Steve Austin candidly discussed his biggest career mistake.

Stone Cold Steve Austin appeared on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, where he stated that his decision to turn heel at WrestleMania 17 was the worst decision he made.

Worst call I’ve ever made other than refusing to job to Brock Lesnar in Atlanta. But, you know, that was my idea.

Austin admitted that while it was his idea, the timing was off, as he was still beloved by the fans. He compared himself to John Wayne, explaining that fans didn’t want to see the iconic actor as a villain.

Well, clearly the time wasn’t right for me to turn. It was like everybody loved John Wayne for what he stood for and so he did not ever have to be a bad guy in his movies. He never was. People didn’t want to hate me.

Austin always enjoyed working as a heel and thought it would be a fun opportunity, but it ultimately backfired.

I thought it was going to be a chance for me to have fun, go back to working heel, and do what I loved to do and with that being said, I love working babyface too. Obviously, it’s where I made my money, but I like working heel. I like being a piece of trash. I like talking trash. I like cheating. That was my style of wrestling. Man, I did a lot of that as a Stone Cold babyface. So it was a bad idea, but Vince bought into it with me.

What Did Stone Cold Steve Austin Say Was The Hardest Part Of Wrestling?

Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke in an interview and said that the early parts of his career were really tough, he said that the journey to the top of the mountain is filled with trials and tribulations and that once you are at the top, staying on top is just as hard as getting there.

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