Wrestling fans everywhere know “Stone Cold” Steve Austin for his iconic beer bash. During his wrestling career, Austin would take two beers, smash them together over his head, then pound the cold brews down before he started a fight. Now, Austin is ditching the beer, and he revealed his experimentation with another substance—medical cannabis.
Now retired from World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), Austin was a mainstream wrestler whose popularity stemmed greatly from his outspoken defiance and beer drinking shenanigans throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Austin retired in 2003 due to multiple injuries he sustained in his knee and neck. In 2009, Vince McMahon inducted Austin in to the WWE Hall of Fame.
Since retiring, Austin has still made appearances in the ring. Additionally, he hosted his own competitive TV show on CMT entitled Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge. Austin’s longtime love of beer was also clear in his official beer by El Segundo Brewing Company, which is appropriately named Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA.
However, Austin has decided to do a 180 degree turn and quit drinking, cold turkey. According to The Sun, Austin has decided to give up drinking alcohol. The 53-year-old recently revealed on his podcast, The Steve Austin Show, that he has decided to give up drinking alcohol as part of his new healthy lifestyle. “My eating program is going fantastic,” Austin said on his podcast. “[I’m] sticking to my exact macros. [I’ve had] zero alcohol for right at 14 days now.”
In addition to giving up alcohol, Austin is also embracing a healthier lifestyle by incorporating yoga into his routine. Another part of his healthy lifestyle has been his trying medical cannabis for pain relief. He explained that although he never preferred cannabis as a recreational substance, he did try cannabis for its medicinal purposes, stating, “[…] so I figured, ‘do you know what? Instead of drinking, what if I had a joint to smoke?’”
After trying cannabis for medicinal purposes, Austin realized it wasn’t for him. However, while it wasn’t his “cup of tea,” he doesn’t judge those who choose to consume cannabis.