Wrestler Steve Austin’s stone-cold catchphrase
Q: In the late 1990s, I was a college student and a big fan of professional wrestling. Yes, I know — it’s fixed, but hey, so are movies. Anyway, I am now happily married with two children, and I just came across an old T-shirt from my wrestling days. The shirt is black with “Austin 3:16” written on it. I know that was Steve Austin’s catchphrase, meaning, “I kicked your butt.” How did the whole thing start? — H.W.E., Syracuse, N.Y.
A: During that same era, I, too, enjoyed professional wrestling. In the early ‘90s, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin started on his journey as one of the hottest properties in wrestling. When Austin met Jake “The Snake” Roberts in 1996, Roberts was playing the role of a Bible-reading, born-again Christian. After Austin defeated Roberts, he said, in part, “Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16 ... Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your a--!” It didn’t take long for this to become wrestling’s most popular catchphrase.
World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon says Austin is the most profitable wrestler in the company’s history.
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