Austin vs Rock was one of the biggest money matches of all time, with the pair facing off in three huge WrestleMania matches during their career.
They defined the Attitude Era and became two of the all-time greatest WWE superstars of all time, with their impact on the business still felt to this day.
Many wrestlers tried their best to make selling th Stone Cold Stunner look good, but The Rock truly had it down to an art. He rolled around the ring and sprung off his hands to make the move look extra devastating, making his opponent look fantastic in victory.
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet for his “Insight” podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed that The Rock sold his Stunners the best.
The WWE Hall of Famer went on to say Austin felt in danger when The Rock was rolling around the ring, wary of his landing on The Texas Rattlesnake on his way down.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Steve Austin said;
“I always go to The Rock. The Rock would always take that extra effort to careen around the ring, and you know, way oversell fashion. But it just meant so much when he did that because the big matches that we had, whether it was WrestleMania 15, 17, and 19 those moments meant so much.”
“Here’s the thing that people don’t understand about when you give The Rock a Stunner, that guy he was so jacked and just so hard. When he’s bouncing around the ring, sometimes he’d flop off the ropes and end up landing back on me I was like, ‘Jesus you’re killing me.’”
If you want to see more fantastic Stone Cold Stunners, click the video below.
It features Steve Austin hitting his famous move on top stars like The Rock, Scott Hall and Shane McMahon, to name but a few.
Let us know in the comments section which is your favourite Stone Cold Stunner ever!
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