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Steve Austin Still Gets Emotional Seeing His Final Match With The Rock – See Details

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Austin went into his wrestling career with multiple knee injuries from playing football at North Texas State University, which were further aggravated in the ring.

 

 

He also suffered from a broken neck (Summerslam 1997) that almost left him paralyzed, which he believes played a role in the shortening of his career.

 

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“Almost nobody on the roster that day knew that was going to be my last match. My nerves were acting up from my previous spinal injury that I knew it was going to be my last one,” Austin recalls. “As you can see, I still get emotional as I’m even talking about the story and going back there.

 

 

I damn near started crying [in the documentary]. My love for the business is so much, it’s the only thing I really wanted to do in my life for a living. Deciding to retire from that dream at 38 was extremely hard.”

 

 

But what a way to go for the wrestler many consider the greatest of all time — for the record, his vote goes to Rick Flair. Even though he lost, he had his moment to shine one last time thanks to a kind gesture from Johnson.

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“Normally when somebody wins a match, they stay in the ring,” he explains. “Rock won but because I was leaving, he let me have the ring so I could do my final farewell. He gave me that moment and it was really cool.”

 

 




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