Stone Cold Steve Austin recently apologized to Brian Pillman's son for destroying his paddling pool live on Raw 22 years ago.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the most iconic WWE Superstars in all of professional wrestling history. At the height of the Attitude Era, there was no wrestler more popular in any promotion than The Texas Rattlesnake. From soaking The Corporation with beer to his iconic confrontation with Mike Tyson, most of the moments we remember from that time revolved around Stone Cold.
One of the more controversial angles Austin was involved in was the one which involved him raiding Brian Pillman's home. Stone Cold smashed through Pillman's door to find his rival pointing a gun right at him. The feed then cuts out before fans find out whether the gun gets fired or not. WWE received a lot of backlash for the segment and it is still discussed to this day despite it taking place in 1996.
The only part of the home invasion that really gets any airtime nowadays is the culmination when Austin finds Pillman with the gun. There is actually a lot more, frankly hilarious, footage that was shot as you can see above. Before Stone Cold manages to find his way into the house there's a moment when he can be seen dunking a guy in a child's paddling pool.
What some fans might not know is that whole angle was filmed at Pillman's real home, and the paddling pool in question belonged to his young son. Brian Pillman Jr has actually gone on to become a pro wrestler in his own right and recently tweeted that sales of his new t-shirt will be going towards replacing the paddling pool Stone Cold destroyed. Austin replied tweeting that he was just "taking care of bizness" and apologized for the damage done to young Pillman's pool.
Young man, I was just taking care of bizness. I did what I had to do. I apologize for damaging your little swimming pool..— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) February 18, 2018
Away from the heated angle between the two of them in WWE Austin and Pillman were actually very good friends. The two of them tagged together in WCW as The Hollywood Blondes early in their careers and clearly formed a bond with one another. It's nice to see that there is still a connection between the two via Austin and Pillman's son.