Happy Austin 3:16 Day…Celebrate Accordingly
Today is a very special day. On this day every year, we get to honor a global icon and national treasure, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Why? Because it's Austin 3:16 Day!
I treat March 16th as a national holiday. If you know me, you know that I am a huge wrestling fan. One of my favorites of all time is Stone Cold Steve Austin. It doesn't matter if you are a fan of WWE or not, when you hear the name "Stone Cold Steve Austin", you know exactly who that is. The beer-drinking, a$$ kicking, redneck from Texas, who captivated audiences in the late 90s to become one of the most iconic and influential superstars in WWE history. And it all started with one phrase.
Austin 3:16 Is Born
Stone Cold Steve Austin was a superstar on the rise in the WWE in 1996 when he won the King of the Ring tournament to solidify himself as a top star. However, it was what he said after winning that instantly boosted his popularity. It was a quote that will go down in history as one of the most iconic of all in WWE. If you're a fan, you know the speech by heart, but if you're not sure, here's a little refresher...
That moment there changed everything. Austin 3:16 was born and the world would bear witness to some of the most iconic moments in wrestling history by the TOUGHEST S.O.B in WWE history. Stone Cold Steve Austin is arguably the biggest name in the wrestling business. He retired in 2003 due to knee and neck injuries. However, last year he made his big return to WWE in his first match in 19 years in the main event of WrestleMania against Kevin Owens.
Austin 3:16 Day
In recent years, fans began to celebrate Stone Cold Steve Austin on March 16th each year. Why? Because of the date itself (3-16). Since then, everyone has gotten in on the fun from the WWE, to the man himself. It's become one of those random national holidays that you hear about on social media like National Mac & Cheese Day or National Best Friend Day. Finally, a random holiday that I will be proud to celebrate! There's no better day to crack open some cold beers (WHAT?!), give someone a two-finger salute (WHAT?!), and give that boss of yours a Stone Cold Stunner (WHAT?!)!
So since it's Austin 3:16 Day, you should celebrate accordingly. And in the final words of Stone Cold Steve Austin... "And that's the bottom line 'cause Stone Cold said so!"