“Stone Cold” Steve Austin did an interview with Patrick Lennon of the Daily Star and the former WWE Champion took a shot at Alberto Del Rio, saying that while his first run was OK, he shouldn’t be a long-term champion.
On Alberto Del Rio: “Well I don’t think Del Rio is ready to carry that belt. It’s ok for a short period of time, give him his first mini title run and try to groom him. He’s still got another year or two to go before he learns the US system. He’s a good looking kid and I know he’s been around Mexico and MMA.”
On John Cena being the face of WWE: “When I look at that company right now, John Cena is the guy who anchors it all. Some people get mad because they feel like WWE shove it down your throat, but he’s the main guy! Whether you love to hate him or you love to love him – you gotta respect him. I have a lot of respect for John – he’s been carrying the company for several years and he comes into work every day with a smile on his face and does all the promotional work and never complains.”
John Cena being overlooked and his future in WWE: “I tell you John Cena has had some great matches with some great guys – sometimes his body of work gets overlooked, the guy has proven himself over and over again. I call a spade a spade and John has done a tremendous job and he’s got a few years left yet. He’ll keep riding that lightening bolt.”