King of the Ring '96, Austin's coronation speech after winning the
Dok Hendrix: All right, ladies and gentlemen, the 4th prestigous King
of the Ring, Stone Cold Steve Austin, an incredible victory...
Stone Cold Steve Austin: The first thing I want done is to
get that piece of crap (Jake Roberts) out of my ring. Don't just get
him out of the ring, get him out of the WWF, because I proved, son, without
a shadow of a doubt, that you ain't got what it takes anymore. You
sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and didn't
get you anywhere. Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16...Austin
3:16 says I just whipped your ass!
Dok Hendrix: C'mon, that's not necessary...
Stone Cold Steve Austin: All he's gotta do is go buy him a
cheap bottle of Thunderbird and try to get back some of that courage
he had in his prime. As King of the Ring, I'm serving notice to
every one of the WWF superstars--I don't give a damn what they are, they're
all on the list, that's Stone Cold's list, and I'm fixing to start running
through all of them! And as far as this championship match goes,
son, I don't give a damn if it's Davey Boy Smith or Shawn Michaels...Steve
Austin's time has come. And when I get the shot, you're looking at the
next WWF Champion. And that's the bottom line,
because Stone Cold said so!