Is WWE Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin Racist?
Some people label the former professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin as a racist. Is there some truth to it? Let's find out.
Stone Cold Steve Austin led a successful career as a professional wrestler, rising to popularity from 1991 to 1995 as 'Stunning' Steve Austin in World Championship Wrestling and later shone in the WWE as 'Stone Cold.' Besides, his illustrious career also included his time as an actor, producer, and television host.
Stone Cold had established himself in the WWE as a bold, vulgar, and beer-drinking character who defied the organization and its boss. While he did not appear as much of a bad boy to his counterparts, his real-life character has been described much worse by the people who've worked with him. He gained notoriety as a racist during his time in the WWE, the topic about which we are discussing in depth below.
Is WWE Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin Racist?
Retired professional wrestler and football player Ahmed Johnson talked about Stone Cold Steve Austin while reminiscing about his days in the WWE in the mid-90s in MLW Radio. He described a certain incident that sparked a debate on the Internet.
Steve Austin gained notoriety by being allegedly called racist during his time in WWE.
Source: Ringside News
'Supposedly he was going to fight Shawn Michaels for the world title, but that opportunity took longer and longer,' Ahmed said. 'Several were injured, and some things happened. I think if things had turned out the way they should have, he probably would have been world champion.'
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'I heard various things from some guys about what Shawn thought about giving the title to an African American,' Ahmed continued. 'And so, I won the Intercontinental title, and someone painted 'Congratulations, N**gger' on my car, my rental car. Some said it was Shawn, others it was Steve [Austin]. I don't know which one it was; they were both too cowardly to say it.'
Mark Henry Denies the Fact That Stone Cold Steve Austin is Racist
Mark Henry, in response to Ahmed Johnson's remarks, denied the fact that Steve Austin showed such racist behavior in WWE. He even went on to point out Johnson as a 'bad example of a black man' and accused Ahmed that he tried to drug him on one occasion.
Mark Henry dismisses the remarks saying Steve Austin is racist.
Mark Henry spoke in an interview in Busted Open Radio, where he talked a little about the topic. 'There was a conversation in which Ahmed Johnson said that Steve was a racist,' he said. 'We talked about that a bit already. And I already said that, look, Ahmed Johnson was a piece of sh*t. I'd lie even under the water, anything he said was to protect himself. So if I had to call Steve racist, of course, I was going to.'
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'I will not take your side because of your skin color. I will side with you if you're right and based on facts,' he added. 'Ahmed Johnson was unreliable; he already showed it in his career. There was nothing more to add, but I told a story about Somas pouring me on my tea because he wanted us to stay in the city he was in, Rikishi and me. She tried, but I saw the pills in my drink. They did not dissolve. I threatened to kill her; I left the restaurant and told her to go outside. But it didn't come out. He was a coward.'
Former WWE Star Jazz Was Also Told That Steve Austin is Racist
Former WWE star Jazz revealed in a recent interview with Devon Nicholson that while she was in the WWE, she was told that Steve Austin was a racist person. Jazz signed to a WWE contract in 2001, and she says since her debut in early 2002, she began hearing the stories about Debra and Steve Austin.
Jazz was told in her WWE days that Steve Austin was a racist person.
While answering the question whether Shawn Michaels was polite to her backstage or not, she said:
Yeah, everybody was polite. I don't recall anybody just being … you know I'm going to tell you that a standoffish person was Stone Cold. He still would say hi but he would kind of just be in his own world, always with the top top guys in their corner, laughing and bullsh**ing. He was cool and Debra and I now I still chit chat with her every now and then just to say hello. If we see each other out at a signing or something, we always try to have a drink or something together. There's nothing but love with Debra. But Stone Cold … I heard he was a racist prick, so I ain't got too much to say to him anyway.
Here's the full interview:
Jazz Career Shoot Interview 2020
In the interview, Devon Nicholson also added the fact that Clarke wrote in her book that Austin hung out with people who used the n-word, but she did not say that he said the word. In response, Jazz said: 'I was once told that he was pissed off at Debra because she was hanging out with one of the Spurs players, one of their wives and of course the player was black, and he wasn't fond of that. She was an n***er lover.'
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