Stone Cold Steve Austin set to host new 'Tough Enough' -- EXCLUSIVE

steve-austinImage Credit: PRN/PR PhotosEW has learned exclusively Tough Enough, the back-from-the-dead WWE reality contest series, has its new host: Stone Cold Steve Austin. The show will premiere April 4, after Monday Night Raw.

Sigh. I was so hoping there’d be some way to get Al Snow back, but I guess I will just have to, er, toughen up. Steve Austin is one of the WWE’s crossover stars — even non-wrestling fans like me are pretty familiar with him, and he obviously has plenty of on-screen experience. What I liked so much about Snow as the mentor, though, was his ability to turn off that in-ring persona and be a strict teacher, a focused father figure, and occasional goofball. I’m hoping Austin has that same knack, and isn’t just Stone Cold Steve Austin TM with his mentees; I hope sometimes he’s just a regular dude.

Does the presence Stone Cold Steve Austin make you more likely to tune in, PopWatchers?

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  • jmcg

    and that’s the bottom line

    • Pete

      if you smell what the Rock is cooking

      • Cantu


      • jon

        Pete, you strudel lover :P

    • gigi

      ’cause Stone Cold said so…

  • Mike

    I just want to see him give double middle fingers and the Stunner

    • Loser17

      Thats not going to happen WWE Is in A crappy PG Era.

      • bill


  • Mike

    The WWE just doubled their ratings with Stone Cold as the host of Tough Enough.

  • Steve Gennarelli

    Yes…as bad as the WWE is these days, Austin makes watching this worthwhile in my book.

  • Al

    Al Snow is contracted to TNA, he wouldn’t be able to do this even if WWE wanted him to.

    • Loser17

      Hes A Backstage Agent or A Booker I Think.

  • jeremy

    I love tough enough and i think making stone cold the host is a great move by wwe and makes me wanna watch it even more

  • Kolani

    Al Snow is currently under contract to Total Nonstop Action, a WWE competitor.

    • Loser17

      It’s No Competitor.

      • wrestlingFan

        true hogan & bischoff ruined TNA Last year. Its WWE-Lite At Best

      • Tim

        It’s more like final-year-of WCW bad, although they do have Angle, AJ, RVD and the X division among others so it’s all bad. I prefer Ring of Honor

  • courtney

    I think that is awesome that Steve Austin is going to be the host of Tough Enough!

  • Kadeem

    After 10 years on the air, I can’t wait for the revival of “Tough Enough.” Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time and I gotta believe “The Texas Rattlesnake” has a few words on how people want to become a WWE superstar. Can’t wait for it the day after Wrestlemania on April 4th on the USA Network.

  • dpatters

    Is this some kind of joke man? Comparing having Austin host Tough Enough, to Al Snow? I like Al Snow, but the two are simply incomparable. I’ve listened to Austin many times off camera, and he seems very easy going, and like he does genuinely care about the business, and helping younger talent. Austin is an excellent fit for the show, because if there was ever anyone to take advice from regarding how to achieve success in wrestling, who better than Austin?

  • Jed

    I guess his sagging film career made him realize that hosting this show would be his best alternative right now. Al Snow wasn’t going to host this show again, due to him being contracted to TNA, which is “somehow” regarded as WWE’s competiyion. Good luck to Stone Cold nevertheless.

  • Duane

    What glad he the host . Al Snow sucks and TNA sucks I think they need someone good. And that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold say so and one more thing Hulk is a blowhard and a jerk

  • Dave

    Im in!

  • Meg

    I think this sounds awesome!! Steve Austin will make a great host.

  • Jon

    dude. can’t wait for this.

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