Stone Cold Steve Austin thinks Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game

Steve Austin settles the Legend of Zelda debate

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time imagining professional wrestlers in any other context than, you know, wrestling. I’m not sure why the idea of these big, muscly men sitting down to play on a Nintendo Switch is so funny to me, but they’re normal people who like video games, just like anyone else. We now know that Stone Cold Steve Austin and Cody Rhodes in particular are men of culture, because they both love The Legend of Zelda series.

We got a small glimpse into their lives as gamers after a tweet from the official WWE Network’s Twitter (via VGC) let fans know about Steve Austin’s show Broken Skull Sessions, the guest for which will be Cody Rhodes this week on May 6. The two played a game where Austin asked Rhodes to give answers after prompting him in different categories, and with Rhodes having only 30 seconds to respond to the questions. Simple enough, and Austin started with the most important category of all: Best Zelda game.

Without missing a beat, Rhodes responded, “Ocarina of Time. Hands down.” Austin wasn’t having it, because he quickly responded with, “No dude, Breath of the Wild.

Rhodes claims this was a “bold choice,” but I have to agree with Stone Cold Steve Austin on this one. Ocarina may have laid the groundwork for the modern Zelda era, but Breath of the Wild is a culmination of what the series could be. The other thing I love about this exchange is that they both so obviously care about their answers, and I imagine if they weren’t under a time crunch, this would have spun out into a full-blown conversation. I know that I for one would love to see a fight where in between hits, the guys are yelling about which Zelda game is the best and why. Make it happen, WWE.

Noelle Warner