The glass shattered and out came the trash talking, middle-finger raising, beer-drinking Redneck in cut off shorts, ready to make the crowd go wild. Stone Cold Steve Austin literally "stunned" everyone with his anti-hero antics throughout the Attitude Era. The self-proclaimed Texas Rattlesnake was as lethal in the ring as he was outside it. The 6-time World Champion was the sole reason why the WWF was successfully able to trump close competitor WCW Nitro to move to the top of the "Monday Night Wars"; helping Vince and Co. gain a substantial edge in TV ratings.
Today being his 51st birthday, here are 21 of his most badass quotes ever:
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Vince McMahon called him the greatest superstar in history. If you have any doubt over that claim, here's a video of Stone Cold returning to action after being out for a few months. Check out the crowd's reaction & you'll know why it's called the 30 most amazing seconds in WWE history: