Steve Austin revealed on the latest episode of his podcast that WWE wanted him to wear a singlet for his run as ‘The Ringmaster’ which he refused.
On WWE Wanting Him In A Singlet For Ringmaster Run:
“Man, they wanted me to wear a singlet. I said, ‘I ain’t wearing a singlet.’ And when I debuted, I wore those green trunks for a few episodes of TV and I still had my Hollywood Blond boots because I asked them about what I needed to bring. They said, ‘naw, man, just bring your old boots,’ so I knew they didn’t have [any] plans for me.” Austin explained, “so anyway, when I knew they really weren’t paying attention, I started wearing my black stuff and I got my black boots and turned it into what I turned it into.”
On Gold’s Gym:
“We used to go [to Gold’s Gym] back in the heyday, man.” Austin continued, “and then, all-of-a-sudden, I got all beat up. Hey, I haven’t been back in 10 years. I’m working on making a comeback to Gold’s Gym. Hell, man, half the women in there are bigger than me, so I was coming back from a shoulder injury one time and I think I was pressing like 50s or 60s and some chick was pressing 80s! So I said, ‘eff this! I’m going to start training arms!'”