WWE fans who followed "Stone Cold" Steve Austin during the Attitude Era know very well that the Texas Rattlesnake loved his beer. Austin was known to climb on to the turnbuckle and down cans of beer following his wins.
But, WWE fans have always wondered whether the beers Austin drank were real. And even if the beers were real - how much beer he actually consume?
The former WWE superstar has finally revealed that he used to consumer a lot of beer. Speaking on the latest episode of The Steve Austin Podcast, the WWE legend said, "I can't tell you how many times I left the ring and I had a little bit of a buzz because of all the beers I was drinking. When you're shotgunning anywhere from six to 12 beers, and maybe you get half of 'em in. On an empty stomach, after you've wrestled, it goes to your head pretty quick." (Via Comicbook)
The 51-year-old also disclosed how he made Bill Goldberg a little tipsy while working with him.
"There was a couple of times when I got to do a little bit of business with Goldberg and we got to do something after a match. I go out there and I keep tossing Bill beers, and this is back when Bill didn't really drink beer. He had to drink 'em to keep up his gimmick because Stone Cold throwing 'em to him. And I'd always keep shoveling him beers to get him buzzed, basically it was a rib," Austin said.
He was joined by former WWE timekeeper Mark Yeaton on the podcast, who spoke of the excess beer he drank when in Japan. Yeaton's job was to throw cans of beer to Austin after his fights.
"Were you in Japan the time we did the beer bash with the Dudleys and Stacy Keibler? We went through 115 beers that night [in Japan], and that was the most I ever went through. And a lot of people said, 'Hey man, was that real beer?' And I say yes, it was always real beer… except for the one time. We were in Montreal, I think it was Sunday, something like that. Whatever it was, or maybe it was against the rules of the building, but it was NA [non-alcoholic] beer. And so all of a sudden those pictures start making the rounds and people are thinking, 'Oh they're throwing this guy non-alcohol beer.' … that was one time," Austin said.