WWE Legend Steve Austin Speaks Out on Having Chores as a Kid: ‘You Have to Have a Work Ethic’

by Thad Mitchell
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One of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history, Stone Cold Steve Austin is a busy man these days.

While he is no longer competing in the squared circle, the Texas Rattlesnake, has a new job. Austin, whose real name is Steven James Williams, is now hosting his own television show. His show, which airs on the USA television network, is called “Straight Up Steve Austin” and carries a “talk show” theme.

The now 56-year-old legend of the ring is known for being tough-minded and hard working. During his time in WWE, he was loved by fans and heavily respected among his wrestling peers. He butted heads with some wrestling biggest names including Hulk Hogan, Rick Flair, The Undertaker and The Rock.

Stone Cold Steve Austin Talks Upbringing and Work Ethic

Austin attributes his strong work ethic to his upbringing. In a interview with Fox News, he says his parents instilled the value of hard work into him by assigning him chores as a youngster.

“My dad always told me, ‘Steve if you’re going to do something, do it right the first time so you don’t have to come back and do it again,'” he says. “And, you know, growing up, I had three brothers and one sister, and we all had our chores. And if you didn’t get your chores done, well, you had consequences. So my parents taught us that you must work hard in life. You have to have a work ethic.”

It is a lesson that serves him well both in and out of the ring. The second season of “Straight Up Steve Austin” began earlier this week. The show features a different guest in each episode as Austin and his subject swap stories. He says his hope for the show is to demonstrate that some people may have more in common than they think.

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