'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Supports West Ham United

After an invite from Kieron Dyer, the wrestling legend has caught the football bug…

World Wrestling Federation legend 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin watched his first live Premier League fixture last weekend. He was a guest of Kieron Dyer for West Ham United's 2-2 draw with Fulham.

The 44-year-old ex-wrestler, best known for his trademark 'Stone Cold Stunner' finishing move, has adopted the Hammers as his team.

"I'm going to turn into a fan when I go back over to the States, I'm going to start following them," he told WHUTV

"I know Vinnie Jones from a movie and from some things in a wrestling ring a few years ago, so I'm starting to catch on to the support and it's exciting.

"You will see me back at West Ham," he added. "I've got a new movie coming out next year so I will be back over. It's been interesting for me to see how physical the game is up close."

Regarding the invite from Dyer, Austin said: "I guess he watches wrestling so it was real nice for him to invite me down.

"I always enjoy enjoying sports, especially US football. But this is totally different. I went in front of the crowd and there was a lot of adrenalin going out there!

"It was exciting. This is my first football game and I've been watching it on the last few days on TV while I've been doing my cardio to try and learn some more about the game.

"My first perception of soccer was just a bunch of guys kicking the ball around but when you get paid to do something, they are very good at it. Those guys are tough, it took me a while to realise just how intense the sport is."

Alan Dawson, Goal.com UK