Stone Cold Steve Austin may be done with his days battling in the ring, but wrestling will always be a huge part of his routine.
OnTheRedCarpet.com caught up with Austin this week, about his new show 'WWE Tough Enough'.
"I'm really excited about this show. They pitched this to me a few months ago, and I was immediately interested and very intrigued, and it's a world that I love so much, the business of sports entertainment. And what I've done is I've taken nine men and five women, and I'm putting them through the paces, training them in the ring, and I have three trainers working with me," he said. "And we put 'em through tests and challenges, and physical challenges in the ring."
"I am the judge, jury, and executioner," he added. "If I say you stay, you stay, if I say you go, you get to steppin! It's time to hit the bricks. You will not win. The winner of this contest gets a contract to WWE. And that's a pretty special operation there, because the business right now is so hard to get into, that this could be the key, for big things to come, for one of these men or women."
Austin is especially excited about one of those women, Miss USA Rima Fakih. "Obviously as Miss USA, she is absolutely beautiful, and she is stunning," he said. "And obviously, she has the looks to take her a long way. As the weeks go by, we'll see if she's tough enough to be a WWE champion."
He even offered On The Red Carpet host Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2007, a chance to shine on the show, "Rachel, if you'd love to come to Tough Enough season two, I'd love to have you. When you're talkin' about the world of sports entertainment, and you're talking about Stone Cold Steve Austin. You couldn't ask for anybody to have you in better hands to guide you to a future filled with success."
We also asked Austin about his character in the new THQ video game 'WWE All Stars'. "I look better than I've ever looked in my life, so I loved watchin' myself on the screen, and I totally rule that game."
But he admitted he doesn't rule the dance floor, instead, rooting on his buddy Chris Jericho on 'Dancing With the Stars'.
"No, I said no twice. I have two left feet, and lackadaisical rhythm at best. So I'm gonna remain at what I do," he said when asked if he'd ever join the cast. "He's doing great. Chris thrives on moments like these. I'm cheering him on, and so far he's done well, and I'm proud of him."
'WWE Tough Enough' airs Mondays on USA Network.