Steve Austin was born Steven James Williams in Austin, TX. He started as a pro wrestler for the WCW using the name “Stunning Steve Austin”. In 1993, Austin and fellow wrestler Brian Pilman for a tag team known as The Hollywood Blonds. Together they won the WCW World Tag Team Championship in March of 1993 and held the title for five months. In 1995 the WCW VP Eric Bischoff fired Austin stating he and the WCW didn’t see Austin as a “marketable” wrestler. He then joined the WWF (now called the WWE) and used the ring name “Stone Cold Steve Austin. Some of the titles he held while with the WWE are six Heavyweight Championships, three Tag Team Championships, two Intercontinental Championships, and Royal Rumble Winner in 1997, 1998 and 2001. He retired from wrestling in 2003 and was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.
Since retiring as a pro wrestler, Austin turned to acting. He appeared in films such as The Longest Yard, The Condemned, Damage, and, most recently, an action/thriller called The Stranger.