WWE Legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Defends Dana White’s “Fake” Pro Wrestling Comments


WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was joined by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier on his latest “Steve Austin Show” podcast, and during the show, Austin and D.C. addressed the recent controversy surrounding Dana White and his recent Twitter war with pro wrestling fans regarding his use of the “F” word (fake), when referring to the sports entertainment business.

On the Steve Austin Show — Unleashed! podcast, the UFC President was brought up during the interview and in particular his comments last weekend regarding WWE being “fake,” a remark White made when a fan complained about the price of a UFC pay-per-view compared to a subscription to the WWE Network “over-the-top” digital service, which includes all WWE pay-per-view offerings for only $9.99 per month.

Despite the fact that he still has a working relationship with WWE to this day under a “WWE Legends” contract, including an additional deal that calls for a semi-regularly scheduled program on the aforementioned WWE Network service, Steve Austin defended the comments made by White, as opposed to “towing the company line.”

“I know Dana [White] is from the world of boxing and MMA, but I know he respects the world of professional wrestling,” Austin said during the show. “I thought that was his way of saying, ‘It’s a work’ [predetermined form of athletic entertainment] because there’s a difference.”

Austin elaborated, pointing out the differences in MMA and pro wrestling, and pointing out that fans should both understand the difference in the price point, as well as understand what White meant when he made the comments that resulted in him taking a ton of heat from die-hard pro wrestling fans on social media.

And from there, well, some interesting comments started getting made. Continue read on page two.

Continued on page two …

Latest MMA News

Daniel Cormier NYSAC

NYSAC Makes Rule Changes to Weigh-Ins Following Daniel Cormier’s ‘Towel Trick’

There are some changes being made to weigh-ins under the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). Taking the "fool me once, shame on me" approach,...
Volkan Oezdemir

Volkan Oezdemir Was Expecting to Face a Higher Ranked Fighter at UFC Fight Night...

Volkan Oezdemir wanted a high-profile bout tomorrow (May 28), but he's getting a fellow prospect instead. Oezdemir made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut back...
Cub Swanson Reebok

Cub Swanson Feels he Could be Next For Featherweight Title Shot

Cub Swanson believes he'll leapfrog Frankie Edgar to get the next featherweight title shot. Swason was last seen inside the Octagon in April. He defeated...
Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira Says he Visualizes Many Ways to Defeat Alexander Gustafsson

Glover Teixeira has victory in his mind. Teixeira is fighting tomorrow (May 28) in a crucial light heavyweight bout. Going one-on-one with him will be...
Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov Says Light Heavyweight is One of The Toughest Divisions

Misha Cirkunov believes he's deep in the trenches in a dangerous division. Cirkunov will compete tomorrow (May 28) inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Sharing...
Norman Parke (UFC on YouTube)

Norman Parke Suffers Finger Bite During KSW 39 Title Fight

KSW 39 set an attendance record in Warsaw, Poland earlier today. Featuring five title fights and a champion vs. champion main event, the card...
Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald Wants Two Bellator Title Bouts This Year

Rory MacDonald sees gold in his future, but one title simply isn't enough. "Red King" made his Bellator debut a successful one inside the SSE...
Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson Says He’s Worried About Glover Teixeira, Not Title Shot

Alexander Gustafsson won't let a potential title shot hinder his focus going into UFC Fight Night 109. "The Mauler" is set to compete against Glover...
Cat Zingano

Cat Zingano on UFC-Reebok Deal: ‘Everyone’s Upset About it’

Cat Zingano didn't walk out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) retreat feeling any better about her position with the promotion. Zingano recently told MMAFighting.com...
Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos Possible For August Bout

Francis Ngannou wants a big fight and he may get just that late summer. Renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) journalist Ariel Helwani sent a tweet...