There is always a lot of discussion when the topic of the greatest wrestler of all time is introduced. Beyond the fact that it is not easy to compare different eras, it is a subjective opinion that is affected by some factors not always shared by colleagues and professionals.
During the last edition of Busted Open Radio, the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin elected his GOAT. While emphasizing Hulk Hogan's enormous impact on pro-wrestling and his power of attraction, the Attitude Era symbol believes that there has been another performer capable of marking territory like no other in WWE history.
Steve Austin said: "Hulk Hogan was an exceptional worker and had a tremendous ability to grab the attention of the viewers. However, when it comes to ringing that bell, my favorite is undoubtedly Nature Boy Ric Flair.
I think he embodied the spirit of WWE better than anyone in the history of this business. On the other hand, Shawn Michaels was perhaps the most technical athlete, while Bret Hart made professional wrestling seem like the truest sport in the world."
In an edition of Broken Skull Sessions last year, Ric Flair had instead defined Stone Cold as the best ever: "There have been many great fighters in the long history of the federation, but the legends can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Steve Austin was the biggest at the box office, at least to date. In my opinion he is number 1." The 'Texas Rattlesnake' has never hidden his dream of facing Hogan and Flair in their best moments: "It would have been fantastic.
I wish I could have worked with them in the best times of their careers. I only interacted once with Ric in Atlanta, that night we were dealing with a cage and I was as happy as a kid in a candy store."
Hell in a Cell results!
Here what happened in the WWE PPV Hell in a Cell, held on 20/6/2021 at the WWE Thunderdome (Yuengling Center) in Tampa, Florida. Women's Match: Natalya (w / Tamina) beats Mandy Rose (w / Dana Brooke) Women's Hell in a Cell Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair beats Bayley (Bianca remains champion) Single Match: Seth Rollins beats Cesaro Women's Match: Alexa Bliss beats Shayna Baszler (w / Nia Jax & Reginald) Single Match: Sami Zayn beats Kevin Owens Women's Match for the Raw Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair beats Rhea Ripley (via DQ) (Rhea remains champion) Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (w / MVP) beats Drew McIntyre (Lashley remains champion) Show Notes: The duo titles of SmackDown, Raw and female were not defended in the PPV.
US and Intercontinental stocks were not defended in the PPV. They showed a recap of the Hell in a Cell held in SmackDown between Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio valid for the Universal Championship after a brutal clash the Tribal Chief was the winner of the contest.