Steve Austin Discusses Broken Skull Sessions: “They’ve Got To Perform”


WWE Hall Of Famer, Stone Cold Steve Austin recently spoke with Sports Illustrated where he discussed the upcoming Broken Skull Sessions show.

The new WWE Network show will be debuting this weekend, immediately after WWE Survivor Series, with Austin’s first guest being The Undertaker.

When speaking about the show, Austin revealed how the name came about.

“I didn’t want to call it the ‘Stone Cold podcast,’” said Austin. “In theory it’s like a podcast, but it’s not. We’re doing this right here in my studio in Los Angeles, and the show’s name is more personal. The reason ‘Broken Skull’ came about ties back to when I had my ranch back in South Texas. I called it the ‘Broken Skull Ranch,’ and I’d always wanted my whole life to own a ranch. In order to finally buy one, I literally had to break my skull in the business of pro wrestling to do that. So it became the ‘Broken Skull Ranch.’ I’m still ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, I’m still that guy, but WWE owns ‘Stone Cold.’ I liked the sound of the Broken Skull Sessions. We’re here at my place and we’re getting inside people’s skulls, so it just made sense. That’s how it came to be.”

Austin also spoke about how it was WWE who reached out to him and the fact that if the show doesn’t do good numbers, there might not be more.

“I was so happy WWE reached out to me and pitched this show to me. If the show does great numbers, I’ll do it for as long as I can do it. If the show doesn’t do any numbers and I s— the bed, they’ll say, ‘Hey Steve, we’ll catch you down the road.’ I really believe that’s how it’s going to happen. There are going to be more episodes, for sure, but they’ve got to perform to keep doing more.”