Stone Cold Sober: Steve Austin Reveals He's '14 days' Alcohol Free, Shares Marijuana Story

Stone Cold Steve Austin
Pro wrestling Hall of Famer Steve Austin in an advertisement for Wendy's. Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Wendy's

It's hard to imagine WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin passing up on alcohol given his legendary post-match (and promo) beer bash celebrations.

But apparently the "Texas Rattlesnake" has gone sober in an effort to improve his diet.

Austin, joined by his wife Kristin, shared details of his alcohol-free regimen during a recent episode of his podcast, "The Steve Austin Show." The former WWE champion detailed his healty diet and said he's been using Diamond Dallas Page's "DDP Yoga" to stay in shape.

"My eating program is going fantastic. [I'm] sticking to my exact macros. [I've had] zero alcohol for right at 14 days now," Austin said. "Pounds are coming off. My strength is going up ... I'm getting as strong as a g** **** horse over here. No alcohol and when you hit the weights on a consistent basis and eat what you're supposed to, it is amazing the difference that you can make or I'm making." Austin continued, "I'm also doing my DDP Yoga s**t. Hell, I'm going to jump up here and do the splits like a goddang cheerleader in a minute! I'm flexible as a motherf--ker. Dallas' program works like a b***h. I appreciate it, Dallas. I appreciate it, man. That's a badass program. I'm sticking to it!"

Austin also shared a story in which he tried medicinal marijuana as an alternative to alcohol for the first time and feared that he would be stopped at the Sierra Blanca, Texas check station.

"On our camping trip, when Kristin and I pulled over, we do our thing. She sets up the inside of the camper. I hook up the electricity, the sewer, the water. I do all the outdoor stuff, so I figure, 'while I'm setting all of my s**t up, I can take a couple of tokes off of this joint and just kind of have a buzz while I'm setting everything up.' And in that way, I'm not pounding the alcohol down. So I got this one f***ing medicinal marijuana cigarette, a joint if you will, in a prescription bottle container and it was in the bathroom of our RV. One f***ing joint! One skinny f***ing joint and that motherf--ker smelled up the whole goddamn inside of that camper! And all-of-a-sudden, we're coming up on Sierra Blanca and I'm figuring, 'aw, s**t! They're running those Belgian Malinois over there. Yeah, and those dogs are smelling tires, and trunks, and license plates, and all kinds of stuff. And I'm sitting there thinking, 'boy, I've got that white-knuckle fever going on my damn steering wheel.' And I'm thinking, 'man, here I am, retired from the [pro] wrestling business, a global icon and a national treasure, and I'm about to get busted for f***ing one joint because I wanted to try out a g** **** marijuana cigarette, so I could get away from the booze!'

"We go through there, the dude looks at me and I look at him. We've been passing through there for 10, 15 years. I've been passing through my whole damn life and they knew who we are and we always say 'hi' to them. But anyway, on this occasion, since I'm carrying… If you put a joint on a scale, this isn't one of [those] Freebird joints that Michael Hayes was famous for rolling way back in the day that weighed about a pound. This was a f***ing medical joint, smaller than a pencil. It probably weighed about two grams. I'm figuring, 'oh s***, man. We're going to get… what would that be? That would be a misdemeanor, but it'd be on my f***ing record and the last thing I want to do after all the bulls--t I survived in the business of pro wrestling, was to get busted for g** **** possession of a f***ing controlled substance. They waved us through. And as they waved us through, I breathed a sigh of relief." Austin recalled, "my biggest fears were behind me."

Austin revealed the joint failed to live up to his expectations once he tired it.

"We ended up, I think, in Van Horn, Texas that night. We only went a few more miles, about 100 more miles, and we set up the camper, and I was out there taking my three hits off my little pile of s*** joint. And I got a little buzz and I figured, 'do you know what?' I knocked on the camper and Kristin stuck her head out. She goes, 'what?' I said, 'can you make me a f***ing martini? This joint ain't worth a s***!' So that was my foray into the marijuana world! It ain't my cup of tea, but we were s***ting bricks. That was the smelliest joint I ever smelled in my life. If smoking dope is your thing, hey, more power to you. It really isn't my cup of tea. I'd rather have a margarita, vodka, bloody mary, whatever!" Austin exclaimed, "anything but a g** **** joint!"

Austin, who was enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009, is regarded as one of the most popular superstars in the history of professional wrestling and WWE's biggest star of the "Attitude Era" in the late-1990s. He is a six-time WWE champion, two-time Intercontinental champion, four-time Tag Team champion and a three-time Royal Rumble winner -- the most in company history.