TRIU "Icon of the Month" WWE HOF'r "Stone Cold" Steve Austin...

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ICON OF THE MONTH

STONE COLD STEVE 

Born Steven James Anderson December 18, 1964 (age 48) Victoria, Texas, U.S. Other names Steven James Williams

Occupation Professional Wrestler Years active 1989–2003 (wrestler) 1998–present (actor) Spouse(s) Kathryn Burrhus (1990–1992) Jeannie Clark (1992–1999) Debra Marshall (2000–2003) Website Broken Skull Ranch

Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson; December 18, 1964),  better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE in a Legends deal. Austin wrestled for several wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Declared by WWE (formerly WWF) chairman Vince McMahon to be the most profitable wrestler in the company's history, he gained mainstream popularity in the WWF in the late 1990s as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a disrespectful, beer-drinking antihero who routinely defied the establishment and his boss Mr. McMahon. Austin has been described as the industry's biggest star in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the "poster boy for the WWF's Attitude Era." 

Austin held 25 championships throughout his professional wrestling career, and is a 6-time WWF Champion as well as the fifth Triple Crown Champion. He was also the winner of the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, as well as the 1997, 1998 and 2001 Royal Rumbles. He was forced to retire from in ring competition in 2003, due to a series of knee and neck injuries. Throughout the rest of 2003 and 2004, he was featured as the Co-General Manager and "Sheriff" of Raw. Since 2005, he has continued to make occasional appearances, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 by Vince McMahon. In 2011, Steve Austin returned to WWE to host the reboot of the reality series Tough Enough.


THE GOLD!

Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI Feud of the Year (1998, 1999)  vs. Vince McMahon PWI Match of the Year (1997)  vs. Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13 in a Submission match PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2001) 

PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1998) 

PWI Rookie of the Year (1990) 

PWI Wrestler of the Year (1998, 1999, 2001) 

PWI ranked #1 of the Top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998 and 1999 

PWI ranked #19 of the Top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI Years in 2003 Texas Wrestling Federation TWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) –with The California Stud 

World Championship Wrestling WCW United States Championship (2 times) 

WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Pillman 

WCW Television Championship (2 times) 

NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Brian Pillman 

World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment Million Dollar Championship (1 time) 1

WWF Championship (6 times) 

WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times) 

WWF Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Shawn Michaels (1), Dude Love (1), The Undertaker (1) and Triple H (1) 

King of the Ring (1996) 

Royal Rumble (1997, 1998, 2001) 

Slammy Award for Freedom of Speech (1997) Fifth Triple Crown Champion WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009) Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards 5 Star Match (1992) with Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, and Larry Zbyszko vs. Dustin Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Sting, Ricky Steamboat, and Barry Windham in a WarGames match at WrestleWar 5 Star Match (1997) vs. Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13 Best Box Office Draw (1998, 1999) Best Gimmick (1997, 1998) Best Heel (1996) Best Interviews (1996–1998, 2001) Best Non-Wrestler (2003) Feud of the Year (1997) vs. The Hart

Foundation Feud of the Year (1998, 1999) vs. Vince

McMahon Match of the Year (1997) vs. Bret Hart in a

Submission match at WrestleMania 13 Most Charismatic (1997, 1998) Rookie of the Year (1990) Tag Team of the Year (1993) with Brian

Pillman as the Hollywood Blonds Wrestler of the Year (1998) Worst Worked Match of the Year (1991)

with Terrance Taylor vs. Bobby Eaton and P.N.

News in a Scaffold match at The Great American

Bash Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2000) 1 ^ The Million Dollar Championship isn't an official championship recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment.

As wrestling fans we thank Steve for bro.F RAW making an IMPACT and UNLEASHING the PAIN!