It's the 20th anniversary of one of the most famous promos in wrestling history, so WWE rounded up a few current Superstars to deliver the King of the Ring speech that more or less confirmed Steve Austin was going to be a huge deal in this business.
In the above playlist, you can see a compilation of roster members delivering the iconic Austin 3:16 speech Stone Cold laid on us after beating Jake Roberts in the semi-finals, followed by a great Big Cass version, a New Day re-enactment which uses all three members of the group to good effect, The Club representing for bald, goateed white dudes everywhere and then the original itself.
Here's the transcription, so you can work on yours:
The first thing I want to be done, is to get that piece of crap out of my ring. Don't just get him out of the ring, get him out of the WWF because I've proved son, without a shadow of a doubt, you ain't got what it takes anymore! You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere. Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16...
Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!
All he's gotta do is go buy him a cheap bottle of Thunderbird and try to dig back some of that courage he had in his prime.
As the King of the Ring, I'm serving notice to every one of the WWF superstars. I don't give a damn what they are, they're all on the list, and that's Stone Cold's list, and I'm fixing to start running through all of 'em.
And as far as this championship match is considered son, I don't give a damn if it's Davey Boy Smith or Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin's time is come, and when I get that shot you're looking at the next WWF Champion.
And that's the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so.