Steven James Anderson or Steve James Williams, popularly known by his in-ring name “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is an American former professional wrestling, actor and television host. Stone Cold Steve Austin has been considered as one of the greatest in-ring performers in all professional wrestling platforms.
The ‘Attitude Era’ in WWE in the late 1990s and early 2000s belonged to Stone Cold, whose persona led him to become the leading WWE superstar among WWE Universe. His feud with WWE Chairman Vince Mc Mahon still remains one of the longest and interesting WWE rivalries in the history. Steve Austin was not only recognized as a wrestling legend but also remembered for his style statement i.e., his beer splash moments and delivering ‘stunner’ and even his iconic 3:16 catchphrase. His anti-hero image inside the squared circle earned him a lot of popularity all over the world. He is still known as “The Texas Rattlesnake,”.
Stone Cold has bagged several accomplishments in the wrestling business. He held 19 championships in his career where he is a six-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and a four-time WWF Tag Team Champion. He is also two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, a two-time WCW World Television Champion, a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and a one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion in WCW. He is the fifth Triple Crown champion in WWE and even won 1996 King of the Ring tournament as well as 1997, 1998 and 2001 Royal Rumbles, making him the only wrestler to win the competition thrice.
WWE Chairman inducted Stone Cold Steve Austin into the WWE Hall of Fame Class in 2009.
Stone Cold Steve Austin Early Life
Steven James Anderson was born on December 18, 1964, in Austin, Texas, the U.S. His childhood went through lots of ups and downs as his parents (James and Beverly Anderson) got separated when he was only a year old. Austin received the surname Williams from his stepfather Ken Williams, whom his mother married in 1968.
Steve Austin spent most of his childhood in Edna, Texas where he completed his education from Edna High School. He also received a football scholarship at Wharton County Junior College and later a full scholarship from the University of North Texas.
He was named “Steve Austin” by a booker named Dutch Mantell
Stone Cold Personal Life
Stone Cold Steve Austin married to his first wife Kathryn Burrhus on November 24, 1990, however, their marriage ended because of Austin’s extramarital affair with Jeanie Clarke known as ‘Lady Blossom’. In 1992, Austin married to Clarke on December 18, 1992, and have two daughters, Stephanie and Cassid. Austin also adopted Jade, Clarke’s daughter with Chris Adams. The couple divorced in 1999.
Austin married Debra Marshall, on September 13, 2000. After two years, Marshall charged Austin of domestic violence. Following the complaint filed by Marshall, Austin was arrested and given a year’s probation, with a fine of $1,000 and 80 hours of community service. He divorced Debra in 2003.
Stone Cold Steve Austin married his fourth wife, Kristin, in 2009. They reside in Marina Del Rey, California.
Stone Cold Steve Austin Professional Life
tone Cold began his wrestling career in 1989 when he joined Chris Adams’ school in the Dallas Sportatorium where he took the training. In 1991, Austin made his debut on WCW where he defeated Bobby Eaton and won his first ‘WCW World Television Championship.’ During his tenure at WCW, he became a part of Dangerous Alliance faction and later 1993, he formed a tag team known as The Hollywood Blonds with Brian Pillman. Together they won and held ‘WCW Tag Team Championship’ for five months. Stone Cold was also a part of ‘Extreme Championship Wrestling’ (ECW) in 1995.
Austin joined WWF in 1995 where he awarded the Million Dollar Championship by his manager, Ted DiBiase. His career graph took a huge push after he defeated Vega Vega in his first WrestleMania appearance at WrestleMania 12.
From 1996 till the time of his retirement, Austin won 1996 King of the Ring tournament as well as 1997, 1998 and 2001 Royal Rumbles, making him the only wrestler to win the competition thrice. He is a six-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and a four-time WWF Tag Team Champion. He is also the fifth Triple Crown champion in WWE.
Stone Cold feuded with wrestlers like The Undertaker, The Rock, Triple H and even WWE Chairman Vince Mc Mahon, which still remains the most talked-about rivalry in WWE history.
The final match of Stone Cold Steve Austin was against The Rock at Wrestlemania 19, which he lost. The next day Austin gave an interview on WWE.com officially announcing his retirement from wrestling.
Austin kept on appearing on Raw on several occasions. He became a special guest referee during a match between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg at Wrestlemania 20.
He also went into acting, where he participated in the TV show Nash Bridges (1998-1999) and the film The Longest Yard (2005) and The Condemned (2007).
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)
- Feud of the Year in 1998, 1999 vs. Vince McMahon
- Match of the Year in 1997 vs. Bret Hart in a submission match at WrestleMania 13
- Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in 2001
- Most Popular Wrestler of the Year in 1998
- Rookie of the Year in 1990
- Wrestler of the Year in 1998, 1999, 2001
- Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998 and 1999
- Ranked No. 19 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
- Ranked No. 50 of the top 100 tag teams of the PWI Years with Brian Pillman in 2003
- Fifth Triple Crown Champion
- Slammy Award (2 times)
- Wrestler of the Year (1998)
- Best on Interviews (1996–1998, 2001)
- Best Non-Wrestler (2003)
- Tag Team of the Year (1993) with Brian Pillman as The Hollywood Blonds
Stone Cold Achievements
- Stone Cold is a two-time WCW World Television Champion
- Stone Cold is a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion
- Stone Cold is a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion with Brian Pillman
- He is a one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion with Brian Pillman
- Austin is a six-time WWF Champion
- He is a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion
- Austin is a one-time Million Dollar Champion
- Austin is a four-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Michaels, Dude Love, The Undertaker, and Triple H.
- King of the Ring winner in 1996
- Royal Rumble winner (1997, 1998, 2001)
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 114 kg = 252 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Bald
Stone Cold Personal Information
Full Name: Steven James Anderson
Age: 54 years
Date of Birth: December 18, 1964
Hometown: Austin, Texas, U.S
Education: Graduated from Edna High School in Edna, Texas.
Favorite Celebrities & Other Favorites
Favorite wrestler: Ric Flair
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: Collecting antiques, hosting, Watching American football
Favorite Food: Pancakes, oats, steak
Dream Destination: Unknown
Favorite Color: Black & Blue
Stone Cold Net Worth
Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Net Worth is estimated to be $45 million
Stone Cold Controversy
In 2002, Stone Cold was charged with domestic violence by his then-wife Debra Marshall. She accused him of beating her on the head, back, and legs.