The Texas Rattlesnake was not a fan of the Summerslam match that pitted Neville and Amell against Stardust and King Barret. In highlights from his latest podcast, Austin said:
“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. You’ve got to protect some integrity of the business. I don’t care what day and age, what year it is. It was what it was, but I just got a hard time seeing that kid come off with that crossbody on the top rope on two WWE guys down there.”
On whether this was embarrassing for Stardust and King Barrett
“So was it embarrassing? You’re damn right it was, but for the wrong reasons and the reasons were bad booking. It was for a 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 to the booking and I felt bad for those guys because they were in that role.”
Austin also made the point that if the roles were reversed and if Stardust were to appear with Amell in a movie, he would probably only have a cameo appearance with a few lines. According to Austin, celebrities competing with professional wrestlers in the ring undermines the credibility of professional wrestling.
Tags: King Barrett, Neville, Stardust, Stephen Amell, Steve Austin, summerslam 2015