Steve Austin Persuasive Speech

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love Steve Austin. I instantly took a liking to him when I first saw him perform back in the old USWA in 1990. It's hard to describe what that intangible is that makes one a superstar, but whatever it is, Austin had "it". Fast forward to the end of 1995. World Championship Wrestling, more specifically Eric Bischoff, had a different opinion and decided to release him. That rejection scorched Austin's soul and fueled the fire for a man who would go on to become a stone cold killer on the microphone and one of the biggest superstars of all time. Unfortunately, Austin's torment would become the template for disgruntled ex-employees in the wrestling biz: show up in a new company, bash the old one for holding you down, all while promising to show the world talent never before seen. And as I reflect on Damien Sandow's recent debut and promo in TNA, all I could think of was, "Enough!" With all due respect to the newly christened Aron Rex, I've heard this speech a thousand times before, especially from those fresh out of Stamford. I don't doubt the politics that go on there. But this approach to a fresh start is the equivalent of griping about an ex during a date with a potential new love. It's also tired and played out. Austin airing his grievances with…show more content…
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