How do I say this...No, it isn't. That's like saying it's the best thing Austin ever did in his career. No, that's exactly what you're implying. That the best thing the WWE has ever produced since 1997 is this slightly awkward interview. What the hell dude. What the hell.
Except if you think Austin's best work was as the Ringmaster.
What are you smoking? Austin was already Stone Cold by 1997. When Austin was at the height of his career, he was stale in my eyes. I got tired of the same old shit week in, and week out. Stunner, middle finger, beer, more beer, and stunner, and oh hell yeah, and more beer. The man brought a fucking milk truck to Raw, that's not wrestling, and it's corny heat. Spraying your boss down with beer is also cheap heat. Who the fuck wouldn't go over with that kind of shit going on?
Smashing the boss's expensive car. He was a grown up Dennis the Menace with a drinking problem, and a goatee. What I saw in this recent video is Austin 15 years later with an even more surreal character than he had back then. You can tell he has worked hard on his acting, and it's showing. He has cemented a true act similar to that of The Rock, and I would even say Hogan. Every other word isn't "Oh Hell Yeah", "Can of Whoop ass", "That's the bottom line cuz Stone Cold said so". Before it was such a stale act, and now it's good to see he made it that much better over the years.
Yes, I can't recall taking 12 minutes out of my life to listen to any promo, not since Punk dropped his pipe bomb over a year ago, and that had nothing on this. You had Punk, Jim Ross, and Austin. The moment seemed off the script, and it came off as genuine. That's very hard to do in the world of professional wrestling without breaking kayfabe, just ask Punk. You may think that Austin is this "wrestling legend" because of what he accomplished in the early 90's as Stone Cold. I enjoyed watching Austin practically his whole career. His work has always been great. However, even he became stale for me because it was the same thing all the time like it always is with the "top guy".
Of course I enjoyed the Attitude Era, but there were times when the Attitude Era sucked as well. HBK retired, Austin was suffering from injuries, Hart had left for WCW. The Rock boomed, and HHH became a star. The Attitude Era is overrated, and I would even say that proper booking had existed the greatest time period for wrestling was wasted away after WCW, and ECW collapsed. No roster will ever match up to that. Even without proper booking from top to bottom I still enjoyed seeing DDP vs Taker, or Steiner vs HHH. Angle vs Jericho is better than Ahmed Johnson vs D-Lo over the European title.