WWE Successfully Trademarks Bible Reference For Merchandise
Stone Cold made the term famous in the WWE Universe, and now WWE has successfully trademarked 3:16.
Man, I wonder if Jesus is going to be mad about this.
1996 was a huge year for Steve Austin. He debuted his new finisher, the Stone Cold Stunner, became "Stone Cold," shaved his head and grew a goatee. Then at King of the Ring that year Stone Cold gave us possibly the one of the most iconic, spontaneous lines in WWE promo history.
After defeating born-again Christian Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Austin said this to Roberts:
"You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere! Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16, Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!"
In case you want to watch this epic moment again, here you go: