Austin’s Thought’s On Cena’s Springboard Stunner

John Cena has started using a Springboard Stunner that he first used in his match against Rusev at WrestleMania 31. Steve Austin is known for his Stone Cold Stunner, which led fans to ask how he feels about Cena’s stunner. The following is what Austin said about it on his Steve Austin Show podcast:

“It was brought up to my attention in several e-mails that I got but I never discussed it. … Here’s the thing: People ask me ‘Steve, hey man, what do you think about that?’ First of all, it’s obviously reminiscent of the Stone Cold Stunner but here’s my biggest beef with it: It’s such a dynamic move and it requires such precision and timing, because his foot could slip on that rope, guys are wearing baby oil, they’re sweating, anything could happen, so that move is very precise. But when you hit that move, why don’t you establish it and get a couple of three counts out of it? So then when Rusev kicks out of it, or whoever kicks out of it, if they do, it means something. So they could have had another ace up his sleeve had he actually beaten people with it. … My point is had they looked further down the road than the short term he would have had a real valid great badass finish than just a set up which now means nothing.”

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