Little Poppa Pump
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The school of hard knocks.
Re: Austin act's original?
I think Austin is the kinda guy who could have flourished regardless of what gimmick they gave him. The thing about Austin's gimmick is that it was actually a half of a reflection on the way he actually was (beer drinking, hunting, ass kicking red neck.) Austin was just great at playing his role that's why he was popular.
He changed to the Stone Cold gimmick because the "Ring Master" gimmick utterly failed, and failed hard. Even guys like Austin need a good gimmick or it won't fly. Same with the Rock. "Rocky Maivia" failed hard core, and he was getting booed harshly despite being a face.
Austin also claims he ripped off the idea for the Stone Cold character from the movie "Natural Born Killers".
"If anyone asks you if you've paid your dues, you tell 'em the check is in the mail."
Not removing until:
[ ] Hulk Hogan vs Hawk Hogan