‘Straight Up Steven Austin’ is an interview-style docuseries that is headlined by WWE star “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and features multiple celebrities holding discussions with the host. Comprising seven half-hour episodes, it airs on USA Network. It is produced by Wilshire Studios with Austin and Dave Barsky serving as the executive producers.
Straight Up Steve Austin Cast: Who is in it?
Steve Austin, popularly known by his ring name “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is a former professional wrestler, actor, producer, and TV host. He was branded as “Stunning” Steve Austin in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), after which he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling and then progressed to feature in World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as The Ringmaster. He was primarily in the limelight for his antihero image, which showcased him as a “brazen, vulgar, beer-drinking” defiant — a persona that led him to be named the “poster boy” during the Attitude Era (the late 1990s to early 2000s). Branded as one of the leading stars in WWE history, Austin even crossed the popularity of Hulk Hogan. Boasting 19 championships, he resigned from the ring after a serious neck injury and several knee injuries. In 2009, he was featured on the WWE Hall of Fame.
Austin has multiple acting credits on his resume as well, featuring in several films. But his weekly podcast, ‘The Steve Austin Show’ and its sequel ‘The Steve Austin Show – Unleashed!’ were his breakthrough titles as a host. Post this, he hosted the reality competition shows ‘Redneck Island’ and ‘Broken Skull Challenge’.
Additionally, across the episodes, we meet several celebrity guests who join Austin in a series of discussions. Some of these names include country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE legend Becky Lynch, NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and former United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and ‘Impractical Jokers‘ star Sal Vulcano.
Straight Up Steve Austin Plot: What is it about?
‘Straight Up Steve Austin’ is a unique, interview-style, celebrity chat show, where the host and retired WWE star (Austin) has conversations with a guest. They tell stories about their individual experiences, spanning their personal lives and professional careers. Each episode also features custom-tailored adventures in multiple cities across America. Introducing a new interview format, the series has no studio, couches, or cue cards. We do, however, see recliners mounted on go-kart chassis as Austin and Baker Mayfield, on one of the episodes, race around the Cleveland Browns’ stadium. Yes, you guessed it right. It is all about having some fun and a good time.
On another episode, we see Rob Riggle crushing cars with a tank. Meanwhile, he discusses arriving at Ground Zero to offer his help after the terror attacks of September 11. Again, we witness Austin and Sal Vulcano speed boating and smashing beers with each other. Next, our host races muscle cars with Gabriel Iglesias and experiments with tools at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s compound.