Stone Cold Steve Austin, the baddest beer-drinking, mud-stompin’ sumbitch on the planet just met his match in the form of spicy chicken wings.
The WWE legend jumped on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” YouTube series to put his toughness to the test for the first time since his retirement from pro wrestling.
While Stone Cold has a podcast where he lays out everything about the wrestling business and his days as a wrestler, both Sean Evans and the insatiably hot wings brought out some awesome tidbits about the WWE Hall of Famer, such as his favorite margarita recipe, drinking 128 cans of beer with fellow wrestlers Stacey Keibler and the Dudley Boyz, and literally shitting his trunks in the middle of a match with Yokozuna.
The Texas Rattlesnake rattled off all 10 of the spicy wings like a true World Heavyweight Champion and didn’t even break a sweat. Austin closed season 9 of arguably one of the best YouTube shows out there, and we can only hope that The Rock will make his way to Hot Ones to complete the WWE Attitude Era trinity of Stone Cold, The Rock, and Chris Jericho.
WWE legend Chris Jericho is a larger than life wrestler who has taken on some of the biggest men in the world, but even after taking thousands of body slams and choke holds, the most painful experience of his life might have just occurred during this episode of First We Feast’s Hot Ones Challenge.
The “Ayatollah of Rock & Rolla” said he’s pretty terrible with spicy food, and playfully threatened to fire his agent for putting him a hot wing challenge. He actually cleared the board, though, eating every single wing and giving awesome wrestling insights, including real-life altercations with some big bad wrestlers.
While he got through all 10 wings, with each one hotter than the last he was visibly bothered by the heat, spitting into a trashcan every few minutes. The spitting seemed to be a coping mechanism for the 3-time World Heavyweight champion.
He even managed to put “Da’ Bomb” hot sauce his infamous “List,” which has become part of Jericho’s in-ring character over the last couple of years.
Jericho has always been regarded one of the toughest guys in the business, never backing down from a fight, and never showing fear, so it should come as no surprise that he got through the Hot Ones challenge, even if it was destroying him inside.
We’ve seen many people play the role of Colonel Sanders over the years. From the inspirational Rob Lowe to Darrell Hammond’s near-flawless imitation, KFC’s mascot has truly evolved over the years.
Now, KFC’s newest colonel is ready to ruffle some feathers and kick it… in the wrestling ring? While it may sound a little crazy at first, KFC’s latest Colonel Sanders will be a WWE star.
Apparently, there were several wrestlers who auditioned for this coveted role. WWE figures like Enzo Amore, R-Truth, Goldust, Becky Lynch, Mojo Rawley, Big Show, and Heath Slater appear in a new KFC commercial featuring these auditions. Additionally, Dolph Ziggler, who’s already graced the role in the past, also showed up to try to reclaim his title.
While everyone had somewhat decent impersonations of the KFC icon, only one could become the new Colonel. If you’re a fan of WWE, you might already know which wrestling star has taken on this role. If you don’t know, hopefully you’re not too “heartbroken” over the final decision.
In the end, it turns out that NONE of the above wrestlers became the official new Colonel. Instead, Shawn Michaels graduated from HBK to HBKFC, and did a pretty awesome job replicating the role.
Regardless of whether you watch WWE or not, it’s pretty funny to see multiple Colonel Sanders characters go at one another. “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels at the end is a hilarious added bonus.
Wrestling fans know the fear that The Undertaker put into the souls of other wrestlers, as he’d stroll into arenas with the lights completely shut off, bursts of fiery pyro filling the stage, with his eyes rolled to the back of his head, like a possessed monster.
“The Deadman” was a symbol of fear for years. But even one of the most terrifying men in the world had his own weakness, though I bet you’d never guess that weakness was… cucumbers.
I know, it sounds insane. This man was 6-foot-10, threw 300-pound men into caskets, and fearlessly fought atop a 16-foot cage, yet the sight of cucumbers literally made him throw up.
If there was any one person we could trust on the subject, it’s The Undertaker’s longtime friend William Moody, better known as Paul Bearer, valet of The Deadman.
Before Moody’s death in 2013, he did an interview with wrestling promoter Jim Cornette, where he revealed in detail stories of the Undertaker’s fear of the veggie.
“He cannot stand cucumbers,” Moody said in the interview. “At Waffle Houses sometimes, we’d come in after having a few drinks, he’d go to the bathroom… come back and there’d be a cucumber floating in his iced tea. I saw The Undertaker throw up all over a Waffle House.”
There was even a time where The Undertaker would put on his infamous purple gloves, only to freak out from finding bits of cucumbers at the fingertips. Even more blasphemous, there were times when he’d be getting dressed for a match, grabbed his scary black hat, and wouldn’t you know it, there’d be cucumbers inside of it.
While there weren’t too many other wrestlers that would have the balls to prank The Undertaker in this fashion, aside from Moody, former wrestlers Brian Adams and Owen Hart would get in on the fun was well.
According to former WWE producer Bruce Prichard, Owen Hart would stick slices of cucumbers in The Undertaker’s boots, which really pissed him off. Even worse, Hart once stuck cucumber slices in his tights, later flashing them in The Undertaker’s face in the middle of a match.
I don’t know how wrestlers would mess with The Undertaker without fear of repercussion. I’m nowhere near The Undertaker and am still scared that he’ll suddenly appear in our office and chokeslam me, just for writing this story. Hopefully we have some cucumbers in the fridge for protection.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is a legendary professional wrestler best known for flipping people off, drinking beer, and taking down Donald Trump. He is a part of a lot millennial childhoods, as a generation of even casual wrestling fans remember the bald-headed, foul-mouthed redneck.
When you think about Stone Cold, you probably don’t immediately think, “vegan,” but his wife is actually vegetarian, and finally convinced him to try a vegan restaurant.
On Austin’s most recent Broken Skull Ranch podcast he detailed his first vegan experience,and believe it or not, the “Texas Rattlesnake” actually enjoyed the meatless dinner. From buffalo cauliflower, to a “goatless” Greek salad, Austin said it was all “pretty got dang good.”
He detailed his dinner experience as only Stone Cold could, and it was pretty hilarious, as you can imagine.
For one, he didn’t know that there would be zero meat options at the vegan restaurant. I know you’re thinking why in the hell would he think they’d have meat? But his reasoning was reasonable. He thought since most standard restaurants have a few vegetarian options on the menu, a vegan would have a few meat options for non-vegans.
That’s not how veganism works, unfortunately.
Then came a dish suggestion with plantains, and Austin had no idea what a plantain was. In a panic, Austin used his WWE impromptu skills and told the waiter, dead in the eye:
“I’m a plantain activist, and I do not believe in the harming of plantains.”
As ridiculous as that sounds, Austin said the waiter actually apologized for even suggesting a plantain-based dish.
The former WWE Champion was clearly out of his element, but thankfully he found some IPAs at the bar that he enjoyed, and he was back in his comfort zone.