Was that real beer that Steve Austin was drinking in the ring? That is a question that has been asked by many over the years and, well, the best person to answer that question is the "Stone Cold" man himself.
On a recent episode of his Steve Austin Show podcast, Austin's guest was former WWE official and timekeeper Mark Yeaton. Yeaton was also the guy responsible for tossing Austin those beers, so obviously the question of whether the beers were real or not came up. This is what The Texas Rattlesnake had to say about that:
"A lot of people said, ‘Hey man, was that real beer?’ And I say yes, it was always real beer… except for the one time. We were in Montreal, I think it was Sunday, something like that. Whatever it was, or maybe it was against the rules of the building, but it was NA beer, non-alcohol. And so all of a sudden those pictures start making the rounds and people are thinking, ‘Oh they’re throwing this guy non-alcohol beer.’ … that was one time."
"I can’t tell you how many times I left the ring and I had a little bit of a buzz because of all the beers I was drinking. When you’re shotgunning anywhere from six to 12 beers, and maybe you get half of ‘em in. On an empty stomach, after you’ve wrestled, it goes to your head pretty quick."
And that's the bottom line on that question... because Stone Cold said so!