Amid Undertaker's WWE being 'soft' remark; Stone Cold Steve Austin says current wrestlers are better athletes

In a recent interview, Stone Cold Steve Austin acknowledged that while his era was "grittier," the current WWE roster delivers a "more athletic product."
Steve Austin praised the current WWE roster for performing through the pandemic Amid Undertaker's WWE being 'soft' remark; Stone Cold Steve Austin says current wrestlers are better athletes
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The Undertaker's recent controversial comment about the current WWE product being "soft" has definitely kickstarted a major debate in the wrestling community. From Universal Champion Roman Reigns to Goldberg, everyone has been asked about Taker's 'take' and what they personally feel about the same. During a recent appearance on ESPN's First Take, Stone Cold Steve Austin was quizzed on his thoughts regarding the state of pro wrestling in 2021.

"Today is a different era. It’s a more athletic product and the guys and gals are better athletes than we were," Stone Cold admitted via Wrestling Inc. Austin further shed light on how he grew up as a fan of NWA, Mid South as well as WCCW, which is where he broke in. Along with the Attitude Era in his peak, Steve compared how the business was a lot more protected back then and that creatively, they really pushed the envelope. According to the WWE Hall of Famer, comparatively, it was a "grittier product," which is what he thrives on.

Nonetheless, giving credit where it's due, the 56-year-old wrestler commended the current roster for performing through the COVID-19 pandemic. "All due respect to the men and women of WWE and everywhere right now for working through this pandemic and working without crowds. Because when you watch the football games being played and no crowd or 25 percent capacity, those crowds affect your performance. Especially in the ring, in professional wrestling, because that's how you get your feedback as far as your decision-making process," Austin acknowledged.

Steve concluded by confessing that he misses the crowd while reiterating that the current WWE product is "different."

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Anonymous 3 months ago

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Anonymous 3 months ago

I support Stone Cold Steve Austin