WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin will be remembered for numerous things he did inside and outside of the squared circle.
His awesome promos, his brilliant ring work, and his overall persona helped carry World Wrestling Entertainment through the 90s and into the early 2000s.
Along with big stars such as The Rock, Triple H, and Undertaker, Stone Cold was part of the most talented roster WWE have ever assembled.
Whether it was his work with Vince McMahon or his amusing storylines with Kurt Angle, The Rattlesnake was always providing entertainment for the WWE Universe.
None more so than when he was necking cans of beer after a match or a promo.
Once Austin was finished with his job in the ring, he would signal to someone to throw him a couple of cans, before cracking them open, smashing them together, and seemingly chugging them in front of the thousands in attendance.
The big question ever since has been whether or not the beers were actually real, or if they were non-alcoholic.
Well, on the latest episode of The Steve Austin Show Podcast, The Rattlesnake has revealed all about his beer antics and how he would initiate getting the beers in the ring, and whether or not they were actually alcoholic.
Speaking to the man who was actually responsible for throwing him the beers in the first place, Austin revealed: “Were you in Japan the time we did the beer bash with the Dudleys and Stacy Keibler?
"We went through 115 beers that night [in Japan], and that was the most I ever went through. And a lot of people said, ‘Hey man, was that real beer?’ And I say yes, it was always real beer… except for the one time.
"We were in Montreal, I think it was Sunday, something like that. Whatever it was, or maybe it was against the rules of the building, but it was NA beer, non-alcohol. And so all of a sudden those pictures start making the rounds and people are thinking, ‘Oh they’re throwing this guy non-alcohol beer,’ that was one time.
“I can’t tell you how many times I left the ring and I had a little bit of a buzz because of all the beers I was drinking. When you’re shotgunning anywhere from six to 12 beers, and maybe you get half of ‘em in. On an empty stomach, after you’ve wrestled, it goes to your head pretty quick.
“There were a couple of times when I got to do a little bit of business with Goldberg and we got to do something after a match. I go out there and I keep tossing Bill beers, and this is back when Bill didn’t really drink beer. He had to drink ‘em to keep up his gimmick because Stone Cold throwing ‘em to him. And I’d always keep shoveling him beers to get him buzzed, basically, it was a rib.”
So, there you have it. It was real beer that Stone Cold was drinking, and yes, he did sometimes get a little bit tipsy.