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“Stone Cold” Steve Austin has fond memories of Memphis wrestling

January 31st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments
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On his Twitter page, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin recently posted a picture of a payoff sheet from his days working the Memphis USWA territory. No wonder Austin carried around a bag of potatoes and wore the same set of clothes every time I saw him backstage in 1991. Lean times, indeed.

Most of you know the story behind Austin’s heat with Jeff Jarrett: After receiving a Jarrett Promotions check that was less than he expected, a stunned Steve sat there looking at it grimly when promoter Jerry Jarrett’s oldest son walked by, smacked Austin on the back and crowed in front of the other boys, “Staring at it won’t make it any bigger!” Austin never forgot the slight.

Just how bad were those payoffs? Take a look:

Stone cold's cash--or lack thereof--circa 1991.

  1. David
    January 31st, 2011 at 15:57 | #1

    Wow… he was on track to almost clear $200 that week!!!

  2. Sean D.
    January 31st, 2011 at 19:24 | #2

    Not sure what surprises me more. That they had a show in Owensboro, KY (guessing at the Sportscenter?) or that he made more that night than in Nashville.

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