Austin 3:16: 316 Facts and Stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin by Michael McAvennie

March 22, 2021

This certainly lives up to its title, but that’s about it.

Released appropriately on March 16, this is simply 316 entries relating to Austin’s career, covering three main formats.

One is straightforward stories and incidents. Some are simply on-screen happenings while many of the backstage/real life events will be familiar to anyone who’s read the autobiographies of Austin and his peers and followed his various podcast series.

The second category is transcripts of Austin promos. Some are short and effective while others, from the What?! era, are as tedious on paper as in the original telling.

Finally there’s a whole bunch of trivia and lists. A few of the trivia notes are genuinely surprising, but there’s some serious padding here with lists including everyone who held the WWF title before Austin, everyone who held the WCW TV title for longer than him, and every other Texan in the WWE Hall of Fame.

While the whole thing won’t take much more than an hour to read, it’s fine as a bathroom reading book and would theoretically suit the stocking stuffer/gift from a baffled auntie market.

But the problem is this is a book about a wrestler who retired almost 20 years ago, so it’s hard to imagine there’ll be many people who choose to read this and find much they don’t already know.

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