During the latest episode of the Steve Austin Show podcast, the WWE Hall Of Famer discussed tag team wrestling in detail, revealing a WWE team he loves. Below are some highlights with a H/T to Rajah.com for the transcriptions.
Which WWE tag team he loves:
“I love The Revival — [Scott] Dawson and Dash [Wilder]. But I also liked when they were having those matches with, back at the time when they were a team and when they weren’t feuding and they would go on to have lights out singles matches, [Johnny] Gargano and [Tommaso] Ciampa.”
The struggles of today’s tag team wrestling scene:
“Man, and that’s the thing. The tag team scene just ain’t what it used to be and that’s not knocking any team that’s out there. I’m just saying there aren’t as many teams and they’re not together as long to build the history, the chemistry, and you just know what the other guy is going to do when you go out there. You have four different people out there and a referee. With all the minds and all the different tricks you can do, there’s so much to watch, so I love tag team wrestling. It’s just that it [has]kind of faded off a little bit and that’s with all respect to the tag teams still out there doing good work. It just has changed.”
Praise for Harlem Heat:
“I can’t leave off Booker T and Stevie Ray. We tried to open the show with some Stevie Ray Vaughan and it didn’t work! When they showed up on the scene at WCW way back in the day, it was like two guys show up and they’re both big and jacked up, and they got some charisma about them, and they’ve got some edge about them. And it turns out they can work too. And yeah, one of them is really athletic, so Harlem Heat had a hell of a damn run!”