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Steve Austin's problem with John Cena using the Springboard Stunner

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At WrestleMania 31, John Cena broke out a Springboard Stunner against Rusev. He's been using the move ever since, in matches with the likes of Stardust and Bad News Barrett. Naturally, this has led fans to ask Stone Cold Steve Austin how he feels about it.

Austin has beef with it, but maybe not for the reason you think.

From The Steve Austin Show today:

"It was brought up to my attention in several e-mails that I got but I never discussed it. ... Here's the thing: People ask me 'Steve, hey man, what do you think about that?' First of all, it's obviously reminiscent of the Stone Cold Stunner but here's my biggest beef with it: It's such a dynamic move and it requires such precision and timing, because his foot could slip on that rope, guys are wearing baby oil, they're sweating, anything could happen, so that move is very precise. But when you hit that move, why don't you establish it and get a couple of three counts out of it? So then when Rusev kicks out of it, or whoever kicks out of it, if they do, it means something. So they could have had another ace up his sleeve had he actually beaten people with it. ... My point is had they looked further down the road than the short term he would have had a real valid great badass finish than just a set up which now means nothing."

It's hard to argue with the logic here, right?