WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin recently joined the YouTube Channel “First We Feast” to discuss a number of pro-wrestling-related topics, including who the Rattlesnake thought was the best talker during the height of the Attitude era, where he chose his longtime rival, The Rock. The former multiple world champion also praised Jake “The Snake” Roberts for being like no other in wrestling history. Highlights are below.
Why he thinks The Rock was the best talker during the Attitude Era:
“You can’t overlook The Rock. When he first came on the scene, he was a handsome, third-generation babyface, and people just didn’t take him on. They’d say, ‘That Rocky Die! Die Rocky Die! He started wearing the silk shirts and started referring to himself in the third person and working that eyebrow. And he entranced and enchanted multitudes with his cries, his cadence and his delivery, and his message, and called everyone ‘jabroni’. He commanded the respect and attention of the public and elicited the response he sought from them.”
About Jake Roberts:
“Once Jake was in the ring, he commanded your respect. He was so present and he is one of the most economical, efficient workers out there, where he didn’t do much, but everything he did meant something, and he always worked for that DDT.”
(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)