WWE: Steve Austin on Health & In-Ring Future, New Episode of Table For 3, More Ring Name Changes

Steve Austin Comments About His Current Health Following WrestleMania 38 & In-Ring Future

A recent episode of the Brewbound podcast had Stone Cold Steve Austin as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Austin stating that he currently feels “100%” fine following his match against Kevin Owens at WWE’s WrestleMania 38 earlier this month.

“I’m 100%, I picked up a little bit of a cold the other day, but I’m back home in Nevada. Sunday, I was 100% and of course, went back into on Sunday to deliver a little bit of extra physicality as part of the show. It was an exciting time for me to go back to a business that I really really love. I never thought I’d be back in the ring, but there we were, headlining WrestleMania for night one and it was an honor to be out there. Really excited to be able to…just like the last few times I’ve been able to drink Broken Skull IPA out in the ring, a couple years ago we got a lot of exposure for that. A real proud moment because when El Segundo and I decided to come out with a lager, which is what everybody was wanting, it was really satisfying because I drank everybody’s beer in the past, I’ve been drinking beer my whole life and we’ve given all those other brands a little bit of a rub by using their beer. To go out there and drink our own beer was very satisfying.”

Austin also gave his thoughts on if he believes he will be involved in next year’s WrestleMania 39 event in Inglewood, California.

“For me to participate at WrestleMania 38, if you had told me, ‘you’re going to be part of WrestleMania 38,’ not only that, ‘you’re going to main event night one,’ I would have said that you’re full of shit and you’re crazy. There I was, in Dallas, Texas, headlining the event on day one. Never say never, but I would imagine, within the scope of that show, it’s going to be a big show in a big time city. It will be a two-night event again. I’m sure I’m done wrestling, per se, but as part of WWE, I can’t imagine that I won’t be there in some capacity. I’m not booking myself on the show, because I didn’t book myself on 38, that’s a Vince (McMahon) thing, and I have a great relationship with him. If I get the call, I’ll be there.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

New Episode of Table For 3 Airing This Friday

WWE recently announced that a new episode of their Table For 3 series will be airing this Friday on the WWE Network and NBC’s Peacock.

It was announced that this upcoming episode will be featuring Alpha Academy (Otis & Chad Gable) and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle as the guests.

Another stellar lineup of new and original programming is streaming this week exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else!

On Wednesday, WWE’s The Bump is back with an all-new episode featuring Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro.

Another exciting episode of NXT UK premieres this Thursday as Moustache Mountain look to defend their NXT UK Tag Team Titles in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match against Ashton Carter & Oliver Smith.

Close out the work week on Friday with a new episode of Table For 3: The Angle Academy, featuring WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle as well as Chad Gable & Otis!

And as always, catch up on the latest action as WWE gears up for WrestleMania Backlash with Raw Talk streaming immediately following Raw on Monday night and Talking Smack available to stream on Saturday.

Check out the full list of premieres below. WWE Network, including all Premium Live Events, is available in the United States exclusively on Peacock Premium for $4.99 — a $5.00/month savings. Details available at PeacockTV.com.


With more than 10,000 hours of video on demand, WWE Network is also available to WWE fans in more than 180 countries outside the U.S. at WWENetwork.com.

This Week’s Schedule
** = available on the Free Version of WWE Network

Monday, April 18
Superstars (10 episodes)
Raw Talk** – 11:05 p.m. ET

Wednesday, April 20
Monday Night Raw (3/21/22)**
WWE’s The Bump** – 10 a.m. ET
WWE NXT (4/19/22)

Thursday, April 21
NXT UK – 3 p.m. ET
This Week in WWE

Friday, April 22
Table For 3: Angle Academy
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 23
WWE Main Event (4/4/22)
Talking Smack**
ICW Flight Club 216
PROGRESS: Who Run the World?
PROGRESS: Everything Patterned: London

Sunday, April 24
Friday Night SmackDown (3/25/22)**

Grizzled Young Veterans Latest NXT Talent to Get WWE Ring Name Changes

Wednesday’s episode of WWE NXT featured a tag team match between Legado Del Fantasma and Grizzled Young Veterans.

One notable change was Grizzled Young Veterans being revealed to have had their ring names shorten from their previous names of Zack Gibson and James Drake to now just Gibson and Drake going forward.

Gibson and Drake became the latest NXT talent to be given new ring names as part of WWE’s recent memo requiring talent who previously worked under their real names or indie names to be renamed in order for the company to own the trademarks to their ring names.