If you’ve been longtime subscriber to WWE Network, you’re probably familiar with the live Network version of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s podcast. If you’ve watched several of them, you’ll know that depending on the guest, the shows have ranged from fascinating, to hilarious, to informative, to awkward, to Dean Ambrose. They’ve also been a key fixture of the Network (albeit sporadic) from nearly the very beginning.
Unfortunately, there’s a chance that WWE Network isn’t going to continue to produce these live podcasts with Austin any more. Austin probably isn’t sweating it, since his podcast is one of the biggest pieces of wrestling media in the world. We’ve known for a while now that WWE was trying to cut costs by paring back Network programming, and Austin’s podcast might end up not getting renewed as a result.
On the most recent episode of his actual podcast, Austin was asked about whether there will be new episodes on the Network. This was his response (transcript via 411Mania):
“Man, I don’t know. I don’t know. That’s a good question. We signed up for 12 of those, we did 12, and then we stopped. So we’ll see if talks continue and sign that thing back up or not. But we fulfilled them, then we stopped.”
We certainly would like it if there were more episodes, but we definitely understand either way. Maybe they can split the difference and get us an episode of Ride Along with Stone Cold. That would be amazing, no matter who he rides with. Heath Slater and Rhyno, Sasha and Bayley, just anyone. Steve Austin on Ride Along, everybody. Let’s book that.