Photo by Gage Skidmore.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is obviously one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. His victory in the Cageside Seats Pro Wrestling Tournament serves as an easy reminder of that. But it's times like these when it's easy to remember just why he was so damn entertaining.
WWE '13 will be released on Oct. 30, 2012, and pre-orders are already available. As part of a promotion for the game, Austin was asked to sign 35,000 -- count 'em -- copies of the game on picture cards that will be included in special editions. He did this with a painstaking process he documented on his website:
So I rig up my kitchen table and get all situated. I used silver liquid paint pens to sign the cards and it was a pain in the ass to keep the pens properly charged up to get a good signature. I start writing my name-STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN.....OVER...AND OVER...AND OVER...AND OVER...You get the point. Now for those that don't know me, I have a real hard time sitting still. Now, I ain't talking nervous, twitchy, weird, can't sit still...Cause I can sit for hours watching football, etc. But sitting at a table and writing STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN gets real old real fast...Especially when you're signing up to 8 or more hours a day. Working with them damn paint pens is enough to send you over the edge. I used a couple hundred dollars worth of pens on this extravaganza. I am an official expert on paint pens. If you have a paint pen problem, I can fix it. Yep...I am a certified paint pen mechanic. Anyway...Back to the story.
Now don't get me wrong, you may be saying to yourself-"Shit. All that motherf#cker is doing is writing his damn name." I ain't saying it was physically hard...I'm saying I was bored to death. Hell, every job I ever had was Manual labor, with a capital M. Between going to PT for my knee, going to the gym, going to meetings, and all the other BS I do, it took 6 weeks or so to sign them damn cards. 35,000 of em. And that's the end of that story.
A certified paint pen mechanic, folks. Oh hell yeah.
Click on over to Austin's website right here to read more, including updates on the new season of Redneck Island on CMT (which was actually a pretty good show) and any other info you need on good old Stone Cold.