“Stone Cold” Steve Austin graces cover of WWE 2K16

True story: When Steve Austin first went to WWE Creative asking for a name that would reflect the cold, emotionless and dangerous personality of his character, the suggestions that came back to him included Baron Von Ruthless, Ice Dagger, and Chilly McFreeze.

Fortunately for the pro-wrestling world, Austin went with “Stone Cold” and would go on to make the WWE a global phenomenon with an audience the likes of which it had never seen before or since. Steve Austin’s incredible rise to prominence and worldwide recognition is the stuff of legend and, as such, he has been chosen to be the cover star of this year’s upcoming WWE 2K16.

“Not only will Austin grace the video game’s cover, but he’s involved in shaping its creative direction,” says VP of 2K marketing Chris Snyder. Whether or not this means Austin’s walking round the 2K Games office drinking beer and giving the suits Stone Cold Stunners remains to be seen. But here’s hoping.

WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release in October on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.