Source: Joey Esposito of Crave Online
WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin was recently interviewed by Crave Online. During the interview, Austin commented on his appreciation for the Eric Bischoff-designed show for TNA Wrestling – ReAction. Specifically, he said that he likes watching the promos that the performers give during the show. Austin went on to comment that the art of the promo is somewhat lost when someone scripts every word for you.
Here are the portions of the interview where Austin talks about TNA Wrestling’s ReAction:
CraveOnline: Yeah. Do you have any thoughts on TNA in general?
Steve Austin: I watch their Reaction show, and I like the shoot style promos they do on that show. It’s different, it’s not so pre-fabricated, you know, they’re shoot promos and I enjoy that. They feel raw, they feel real.
CraveOnline: It’s definitely, I think, kind of a unique idea in today’s professional wrestling product, and it’s exclusive to TNA.
Steve Austin: Well you know, it goes back to what it was before. That’s the ability to learn to cut a promo and you’re coming from your heart, your guts, your brain. There’s that story you’ve got to tell, but promos have to be real, they can’t be fabricated. You have to believe in them. When you’re not trying to memorize something, you can believe what you’re saying. That’s the fashion that I cut mine as Stone Cold. I believed every word I said 110%. That’s just the way it was.