WWE’s partnership with A&E will continue to produce original programming this spring, as A&E will add more WWE Hall of Famers to its weekly programming schedule.
Stone Cold Steve Austin’s latest WWE-related venture, Stone Cold Takes on America, will see the WWE legend travel the country in an R.V., while accepting challenges from fans to live the experiences he missed out on while traveling the world with WWE.
“For over two decades, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin gave everything to wrestling, becoming one of the all-time greats. However, his dedication to his career meant sacrificing many of the other experiences life has to offer,” read a press release.
“Through archival footage from classic WWE moments and his own stories, the series weaves together Austin’s old and new life—both filled with incredible feats and his unique point of view—as he celebrates and learns from new experiences how only ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin can.”
Austin’s adventures include learning how to fly a helicopter and reporting the weather for a local news station. The trailer also featured Austin working at a fast-food restaurant, which adds context to recent fan footage of Austin working the drive thru at a “Burger Me” in Reno, Nev. like he was Ben Affleck at the Super Bowl.
Austin recently came out of retirement to headline WrestleMania 38 alongside Kevin Owens, and the Texas Rattlesnake sparked speculation of yet another return match after releasing workout videos late last year. WWE was rumored to reach out to Austin about a possible match at WrestleMania 39 in Inglewood, and Austin was a late darkhorse to appear in the 2023 Royal Rumble, which was ultimately won by Cody Rhodes.
Austin has found his niche in television and broadcasting since his retirement. In addition to his successful podcast The Steve Austin Show, the WWE Hall of Famer was previously featured on CMT’s Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, WWE Tough Enough and Straight-Up Steve Austin.
Stone Cold Takes America will air back-to-back following the return of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures beginning Sunday, April 30, at 9 pm ET/PT. Stone Cold Takes on America airs at 10 pm ET/PT. Both shows will be produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group. WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures will feature Goldberg, Bret Hart, D-Generation X and Kurt Angle hunting for rare artifacts including “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s bagpipes, DX’s invasion Jeep and Goldberg’s WWE debut jacket.
A&E recently announced Season 2 and Season 3 of WWE Rivals and WWE Biography, respectively, to air back-to-back beginning February 19. Biography will feature the NWO, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Chyna, Dusty Rhodes, Kane and The Iron Sheik. Rivals will cover famed WWE feuds beginning with Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant in addition to The Rock vs. John Cena and Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin.
WWE recently added 130 hours of original A&E programming.
“A&E is an amazing partner with an impressive lineup of signature series across its networks,” said WWE CEO Nick Khan. “The expansion of our partnership will allow us to continue creating a massive slate of new content with a trusted partner, while further establishing A&E as a destination for WWE fans for years to come.”
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