Steve Austin says Tim Tebow can have John 3:16 on one condition


This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Any pro wrestling fan will tell you that before Tebow 3:16 mania hit Monday (after Denver quarterback Tim Tebow passed for 316 yards and averaged 31.6 yards per completion in an upset win over Pittsburgh), there was Austin 3:16.

Austin 3:16 started at World Wrestling Entertainment’s 1996 King of the Ring pay-per-view event, when ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin defeated Jake ‘the Snake’ Roberts, who had spent the weeks leading up to the event talking about him seeing the light and giving up drinking for the Bible. After the match, Austin said ‘Jake, you talk about your John 3:16, well, Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your......’ The next week, WWE started selling Austin 3:16 shirts and it became the best-selling shirt in wrestling history.


So what does Austin think of the usurper of his mantle?

‘Austin 3:16 still rules,’ Austin told, ‘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!’

Many fans out there would rather see Austin give Tebow a Stone Cold Stunner.

In fact, what is WWE waiting for? Sign this match soon! Austin versus Tebow. And you can stage the match on March 16 at 3:16 p.m. It’s a natural.


Can Tim Tebow lead Broncos to AFC title game?

Tim Tebow delivers John 3:16 message without saying a word

Forget John 3:16, Tim Tebow is happy with Tom Brady’s prophecy

-- Houston Mitchell