It’s always fun when our interests collide in interesting and weird ways. One of my favorite things to watch almost any night of the week is pro wrestling. I’ve been a huge fan of Stone Cold Steve Austin ever since he became a huge star in the ’90s, and ever since I’ve known him as the kind of person who really loves the outdoors, I never thought he would keep up with what’s popular in the gaming world. In the advertisement for an upcoming episode of Broken skull sessionswhere Steve Austin interviews wrestlers and people around in the industry, he shocked me and his most recent guest, WWE’s latest major acquisition, “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes.
In a flash interview used as an advertisement for Broken skull sessions, Austin began by asking Rhodes which Zelda game was the best. American Nightmare immediately and confidently replied, “Ocarina of Time. Put your hands down,” when, all of a sudden, Austin countered by saying, “No way, Breath of the Wild. “What?! He knows about Zelda. WHAT? He’s talking about Link. WHAT? Goblin boy with sword. WHAT? He fights against Ganon. Cody follows up by calling Breath of the Wild is a ‘bold choice’. “
Game informant respectfully disagree with both, even though their pick is definitely in the top three. You can read Our ratings of every Zelda game are here.
Cody Rhodes, if you don’t already know, is a huge fan of Zelda. He has a trident tattoo on his ring finger and you can often spot that same Hyrulian relic on his stuff. His return to WWE at Wrestlemania this year was even greeted with a straight quote from WWE commentator Corey Graves’ Ocarina of Time. Like Cody, a lot of wrestlers of his generation are into video games. Partner WWE Superstar Xavier Woods (AKA Austin Creed) ran a successful YouTube channel for WWE called UpUpDownDown and is now a presenter on the recently revived G4 network. Other wrestlers like AEW’s Adam Cole, Evil Uno and Kip Sabian as well as former WWE stars Cesaro and Tyler Breeze are all Twitch streamers.
Stone Cold randomly uttering the title of Nintendo’s iconic game is an incredible moment that I certainly didn’t expect to see in 2022, but here we are. You can watch the video in the tweet embedded above. Full episode of Broken skull sessions with Cody Rhodes will air on WWE Network via Peacock this Friday.