WWE legend Steve Austin reveals how he turned to marijuana after quitting drinking

The 53-year-old is one of the most iconic stars in WWE history and famously used his trademark 'beer bash' much to fans' delight.


He would spectacularly bash two beer cans together, before downing the frothy lager in an adrenalin-fuelled show.

But after years of enjoying a tipple or two, Austin has told of how he has quit the booze in bid to get healthier.

The Texas Rattlesnake said on The Steve Austin Show: "My eating program is going fantastic. [I'm] sticking to my exact macros. [I've had] zero alcohol for right at 14 days now.

"Pounds are coming off. My strength is going up… I'm getting as strong as a horse over here.

"No alcohol and when you hit the weights on a consistent basis and eat what you're supposed to, it is amazing the difference that you can make or I'm making.

"I'm also doing my DDP Yoga s***.

"Hell, I'm going to jump up here and do the splits like a god-dang cheerleader in a minute!

"I'm flexible as a motherf*****. Dallas' program works like a b****."

Needless to say, the Texan is happy with his progress off the booze.

But he has found a replacement for the bottle — with medical marijuana doing the job to help him relax.

However, he and wife Kristin were nearly on the wrong side of the law when taking a medical joint on a camping trips, when they came up to an inspection point complete with sniffer dogs.

Austin added: "Those dogs are smelling tyres, and trunks, and licence plates, and all kinds of stuff.

"And I'm sitting there thinking, 'boy, I've got that white-knuckle fever going on my damn steering wheel.'

"And I'm thinking, 'man, here I am, retired from the [pro] wrestling business, a global icon and a national treasure, and I'm about to get busted for f***ing one joint because I wanted to try out a g** **** marijuana cigarette, so I could get away from the booze!'

"We go through there, the dude looks at me and I look at him.

"We've been passing through there for ten, 15 years.

"I've been passing through my whole damn life and they knew who we are and we always say 'hi' to them.

"This was a f***ing medical joint, smaller than a pencil. It probably weighed about two grams.

"I'm figuring, 'oh s***, man. We're going to get… what would that be?

"That would be a misdemeanor, but it'd be on my f***ing record and the last thing I want to do after all the bulls*** I survived in the business of pro wrestling, was to get busted for g** **** possession of a f***ing controlled substance.

"They waved us through."

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