IGN.com interviewed Steve Austin to promote “The Stranger.” Austin is asked a variety of questions including…

IGN: Do you still keep up with the WWE? Do you watch RAW or Smackdown?

Austin: I watch every now and then when I can. I don’t follow it as much as I used to. Technically I’m still with the company. I’m totally independent but technically I’m still with the company and have a great relationship with them but I’m just because I’m trying to focus on the things that I’ve got going I really don’t get to watch that much TV at all. Which is interesting when I go to some meetings to discuss TV projects and they ask me “what do you like to watch on TV?” And I have to tell them that I don’t really watch a whole lot of TV. I don’t watch the WWE as much as I’d like to, but I don’t really watch TV in general.

IGN: Did you happen to catch any of TNA when they put themselves up against RAW?

Austin: Oh, that was brutal. Just brutal. I’ve always wished TNA all the luck in the world. I mean, they’ll never be able to compete on a level platform with the WWE but I still just want the company to do well because I have a lot of friends over there. It’s a good place for guys to work. It’s a little bit different of a product. I think they need to differentiate the product even more from what the WWE is because they’ll never be able to compete with that. But, that being said, they’ve got some interesting storylines and some interesting talent over there. It’s an alternative.

(Thanks for Mike Informer for the link)