As seen in the video above, Stone Cold Steve Austin debuted the Stunner a little over 21 years ago, and it still ranks as one of the most beloved finishing moves in WWE history.
There's no doubt that many wrestlers have "borrowed" the move over the years, mostly as tribute to The Rattlesnake, but a lot of old-school types hate it when their moves are
stolen "borrowed." If you ask Stone Cold, though--as The Wrap did recently--he's totally cool with it, as long as it's not overdone, like a certain other former-finisher-turned-transitional-move.
"There's different ways to go about it. Sometimes people will check with other guys. I'm down with anybody using the Stunner. I would prefer that it be used as a used a finisher, and not as the current routine with the DDT, where it's basically one of the lamest false-finishes in the business after being one of the most devastating finishers in the history of the business."
When Jake The Snake Roberts used the DDT as his finishing move, it was one of the most protected maneuvers of its time. Now there are a thousand variations on it, and only a few wrestlers are getting pinfalls with it.
Steve is just looking to protect the legacy of his baby.
You can read the entire interview at this link.