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Celebrity Bracket: Stone Cold Steve AustinThe Texas Rattlesnake. The Bionic Redneck. The Bottom Line. Steve Austin has been known by many names, but two words rise above them all to define this true-blue Texan phenomenon: Stone Cold. The Lone Star State has produced more than its share of pro wrestling icons, but no one has embodied the lawless spirit of the Texas frontier quite like Austin did. And unlike with other WWE superstars who went on to multihyphenate celebrity careers, Austin’s megafame has always stemmed from his work in the squared circle. That is, his singular ability to kick ass, take names, and chug beer.  The mark of a great wrestler isn’t necessarily athleticism, but rather a performer’s ability to reinvent themself and remain relevant over long stretches of time. Contrary…

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