Stone Cold Steve Austin allows Tim Tebow rights for the “John 3:16”, but only if…

1/12/12 in NFL   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect



Austin 3:16. Now, that was a phenomenon, wasn’t it? Brace yourselves, because the son of Jesus, Tim Tebow is set to hijack it as his own.

With a self-written book about righteousness, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was one of the most entertaining, bad-ass wrestlers in the history of sports entertainment. With growing fame, the “John 3:16” fast became the recognition of Austin. The hype created by Austin was so much that there came a time that anything cool was associated with the logo of 3:16.

With the rising Tebow mania, fans are linking the coveted Denver Broncos’ quarterback with a new obsession. Yes, you have guessed it correctly; it’s the 3:16.

The whole saga started on Monday after the Broncos acquired a famous win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow passed for 316 yards and averaged 31.6 yards per completion in the upset win. One glance at these statistics and any pro wrestling fan would have hailed Tebow as his new idol.

Austin 3:16 began at the World Wrestling Entertainment in 1996 at the King of the Ring pay-per-view event, where Austin defeated Jake "the Snake" Roberts. A few weeks before the match Roberts had started talking about seeing the light and giving up on drinking for the Bible.

After Robert was defeated Austin walked up to him and said, “Jake, you talk about your John 3:16, well, Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your…” The very next week, WWE started selling Austin 3:16 T-shirts and they became an instant hit, as a matter of fact they are the best-selling T-shirts in the history of wrestling.

Due to such rich history and a personal connection, Austin is obviously going to have an axe to grind if his brand name is harmed. So, will Austin bless Tebow with 3:16 or is a Stunner destined in his fate?

“Austin 3:16 still rules,” Austin told TMZ.com while commenting on the topic, “but if Tebow can throw for 316 yards again this weekend then hell, he can have the numbers and I'll have no problem with it. A guy named John was using it before me ... so if Tebow can do it again, more power to him!”

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1/13/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24904 respect

I let Austin use "Because Stone Cold says so".. It's amazing how it all comes full circle

1/13/12   |   XERXUS   |   8348 respect

HOW COULD YOU TRADE MARK SOMETHING THATS NOT YOURS?????? AND HOW COULD YOU GIVE PERMISSION FOR SOMEONE TO USE SOMETHING THATS ALREADY FREELY GIVEN???

1/12/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

 and no STEVE, TEBOW DOESN'T NEED ANy more "power" to him

1/12/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

 Austin 3:16 says I just kicked your a$$...thought i'd mention that

1/12/12   |   Debi_L   |   11774 respect

 My hubby and I both have Austin 3:16 t-shirts.  I bought mine back in '96 after that victory over Jake the Snake.  I used to watch a lot of WWE back then, and got most of the events on PPV.  I think I'll go back to wearing my AUSTIN 3:16 t-shirt, maybe this weekend when the Broncos play the Pats.  Maybe a little reverse psychology.  Might help the Pats win 

1/12/12   |   KurtKingsley   |   1858 respect

they could have just fought over it... what a match that would have been...