Former WWE Superstar Steve Austin is back on television, this time with USA Network who has given him his own reality show.
WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin has been pegged to star in a new show called "Straight Up Steve Austin", a reality show that will air for seven episodes on the USA Network.
USA Network welcomes "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (@SteveAustinBSR) with his new series, Straight Up Steve Austin, coming August 12! Celebrity guests will include: @TraceAdkins, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr), and Gabriel Iglesias (@fluffyguy) and more! https://t.co/7rIZSRXz9E pic.twitter.com/gKCP65jU3t— USA Network (@USA_Network) May 23, 2019
The series will premiere on Monday, August 12 after an episode of RAW and one of the first guests will be none other than Raw Women's Champion, Becky Lynch.
Below is the full announcement on the new series:
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin's New Reality Show Is Coming to USA This Summer!
Today, USA Network announced the pickup of Straight Up Steve Austin, a unique interview-based series hosted by retired WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The series of seven half-hour episodes will air on USA on Mondays at 11/10c following WWE Monday Night Raw, beginning August 12!
In each episode, Austin and a celebrity guest swap stories about their lives and careers during one-of-a-kind custom-tailored adventures in different cities across America. In this unique interview format, there's no studio, no couch and no cue cards -- just a straight-up good time and some good old-fashioned American fun.
Guests include country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and Impractical Jokers star Sal Volcano.
Straight Up Steve Austin joins USA's growing unscripted lineup, which includes family docu-comedies Chrisley Knows Best, Growing Up Chrisley and The Radkes, WWE-related series Miz & Mrs, and buzzy reboots Temptation Island and The Biggest Loser.
What This Means
Austin has been successful since retiring from WWE as one of the most popular Superstars in the company's history. He's starred in multiple tv series, been a part of new ventures and kept his name out there for fans who miss the fact he can no longer wrestle but were in love with his Stone Cold persona.
A serious country kind of guy, his Broken Skull brand has kept him in the spotlight. He's been on CMT with a challenge-type show, created his own beer, has a successful podcast and a product line that includes hunting knives and apparel.
Despite not being a WWE competitor for years, USA Network knows the value of the Steve Austin brand and that his hosting a show will probably gather an audience.