Former WWE Hall of Famer and lawyer Stephen “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is leaving his post as an advisor to former WWE Hall-of-Famer and attorney Stephen “The Rock” Rogers to become a partner at a boutique law firm, according to a report from Sports Business Daily.
Austin, who was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2005, will join a group of law firms led by Rogers, who represents top stars such as Chris Benoit, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Shawn Porter and Brock Lesnar, according the report.
Rogers is also represented by an outside law firm that specializes in the sports and entertainment industries.
A spokesman for Austin told ESPN that Austin will be an advisor for the firm.
“Mr. Austin’s decision to return to his former practice is in the best interest of our clients and his family,” the statement read.
Austin, whose last WWE match was a match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania IX in 1997, won the title at Wrestlemania VII and helped to bring Vince McMahon to the WWF in the early 2000s. “
As we move forward, Mr. Austin will continue to assist our clients as they seek justice and to support the legal team he founded.”
Austin, whose last WWE match was a match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania IX in 1997, won the title at Wrestlemania VII and helped to bring Vince McMahon to the WWF in the early 2000s.
He is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but he is now the target of a lawsuit filed by former wife Shannon Barrera, who accuses him of domestic violence and battery after he allegedly raped her during their relationship in 2014.
Rogers, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, was inducting into the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame in 2016.
Rogers sued the WWE over the use of his name in WWE promotions such as NXT and ROH.
He also is the father of former WWE Diva and former WWE Intercontinental Champion Becky Lynch, who is also suing the company for defamation.