Stone Cold was disgusted with the WWE after SummerSlam, and let his voice be heard on his this week.
On the most recent episode of The Steve Austin Show, Stone Cold his distaste for celebrity wrestling angles, in particular over the Stephen Amell of Arrow and Neville vs Stardust and King Barrett. The celebrity wound up winning the match.
“I just don’t like the celebrities coming in there, the squared circle, and being able to compete at any level with the guys in the business," said Austin. "You’ve got to protect some of the integrity of the business. I don’t care what day and age, what year it is.”
Stone Cold later said that he was embarrassed for the full-time wrestlers involved in the match.
"So, was it embarrassing? You’re damn right it was, but for the wrong reasons, and the reasons were bad booking. It was shoot embarrassing to those guys to have to go out there and do that with the actor guy involved, but that’s on a shoot level, so it was an embarrassment because of the booking, and I felt bad for those guys because they were in that role.”
I agree with Stoney on this one. While Arnell may have legit athletic and martial arts training, I can't see this guy being able to hang in the ring with these wrestling machines. From a brand perspective this is a bad look.
The WWE may not have wanted Stone Cold to speak up on this one, but he has a good point. They may have to chalk this one as an "L." Definitely a brand diminishing moment.