Stone Cold Steve Austin asking an empty arena for a ‘Hell Yeah’ is still one of the funniest moments in WWE history.
Hall of Famer Austin made an appearance on Monday Night RAW to commemorate ‘3:16 Day’ last year.
Normally, Austin would enter to a massive pop from the crowd. But the show happened right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and emanated from an empty WWE Performance Centre.
It still didn’t stop ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ from asking the non-existent crowd to ‘Gimme a hell yeah’ however.
Byron Saxton giving Steve Austin a hard time. pic.twitter.com/KxgernjtZI #WWE #RAW
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Only one man reacted to Austin and it was commentator Byron Saxton who gave a huge ‘Hell yeah!’ back.
A bewildered ‘Bionic Redneck’ looked on and uttered his iconic ‘What?’ catchphrase to break the awkward silence.
Fans reacted to the clip and they still think it could be a highlight of WWE’s product over the last year.
Steve Austin and Byron Saxton have stole the damn show.:joy::joy::joy: #RAW
– Kier Johnson (@Kier_Johnson97) March 17, 2020
Saxton’s involvement saw himself on the receiving end of a ‘Stone Cold Stunner’ to cap off one of WWE’s most bizarre segments ever.
Austin accidentally caught Saxton ‘dead square in the n**s’ with his gut kick and apologised on Twitter.
The 56-year-old said: “My sincere apologies to Byron Saxton for kicking him dead square in the balls. I don’t know what hurts worse, his b***s or my foot.
“I will go in for X-Rays tomorrow. Byron, Ice em down for 20 minutes every other hour. That’s what Vince did. All the best.”
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This entire year has seen WWE perform in front of no physical crowd, although a move to the ThunderDome during the summer means virtual fans are now in attendance.
Crowds are expected at WrestleMania 37 which will air over two nights on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of April.
The two main title matches on show will see Bobby Lashley defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre, while Edge challenges Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship.
Women’s Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair faces off with Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.