"We went through 115 beers that night in Japan, and that was the most I ever went through." Austin 3:16
This feat would be difficult enough to achieve at a party. Doing it in front of thousands of screaming fans—in the middle of a tightly choreographed wrestling match—sounds downright impossible, but this is what Stone Cold Steve Austin recently claimed on a recent episode of his podcast.
So you might be thinking: Maybe he was drinking non-alcohol beer all along? Wrong again, chump. The Texas Rattlesnake only did that once… in Canada… because he had no choice.
"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," the Hellraiser explained. "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."
The Bionic Redneck even used his legendary beer props to mess with his opponents when they were outside of the ring. "There was 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."
But shotgunning that many beers in so little time is not without perils, even for a guy who called himself "The Toughest Son of a Bitch in the WWF."
"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."
So, remember: if you're planning on shotgunning a dozen beers and then wrastlin', make sure you do it on a full stomach.