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Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin
Personal information
Birth nameSteven James Anderson
Birth dateDecember 18, 1964(age 51)
Place of birthVictoria, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor/Professional Wrestler
SpouseKathryn Burrhus (1990 1992)
Jeannie Clark (1992 1999)
Debra Marshall (2000 2003)

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Personal information
Name"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Ring name"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
The Ringmaster
"Stunning" Steve Austin
"Superstar" Steve Austin
Billed height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Billed weight252 lb (114.3 kg)
Birth dateDecember 18, 1964(age 51)
Birth placeAustin, Texas
ResidesLos Angeles, California
Billed fromVictoria, Texas
Trained byChris Adams
DebutMay 11, 1989
RetiredMarch 30, 2003

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Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson, later and formerly Steven James Williams; December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American film and television actor and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. Austin wrestled for several well-known wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and most famously, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which later became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002. Billed as "The Most Popular Superstar in WWE History", he gained significant mainstream popularity in the WWF during the mid-to-late 1990s as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a disrespectful, beer-drinking antihero who routinely defied his boss, Vince McMahon. This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping off McMahon and incapacitating him with the Stone Cold Stunner, his finishing move. McMahon inducted Austin into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. Austin is also known for his love of beer, especially Busch.

Austin held nineteen championships throughout his professional wrestling career, and is a six-time WWF Champion as well as the fifth Triple Crown Champion. He was also the winner of the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, as well as the 1997, 1998 and 2001 Royal Rumbles. He was forced to retire from in ring competition in early 2003 due to a series of knee and neck injuries sustained throughout his career. Throughout the rest of 2003 and 2004, he was featured as the Co-General Manager and "Sheriff" of Raw. Since 2005, he has continued to make occasional appearances. In 2011, Steve Austin returned to WWE to host the reality series Tough Enough.


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