Wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin has proclaimed his strong support for same-sex marriage.

The wrestler, real name Steven James Anderson, 49, said on his podcast, recorded last year: “I’ve got some damned good friends that are gay and I’m absolutely for same-sex marriage.

“I don’t give a shit if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married.

“If it’s the same-sex, more power to them.

“What also chaps my ass, some of these churches, have the high horse that they get on and say ‘we as a church do not believe in that’.

“Which one of these motherf**kers talked to God and God said that same-sex marriage was a no can do? Can you verify? Can you give me some background on that 411?”

The WWE legend retired from professional wrestling in 2003, after winning a total of 21 championships, and is described as “the biggest star in the history of the WWE”.

Last year, current WWE star Darren James came out as gay, the first time a wrestler has come out in the competition’s history.

Listen to a clip from the wrestler’s podcast below.