It's Sabu's supporters that keep talking about how he's too hardcore for Austin, but I'll be more than happy to look at it from a technical wrestling standpoint. Steve Austin was considered, in some circles, the best in-ring performer in the world... While still in WCW. Before he ever hit it big, he was the best there was. Sabu was mediocre at best. You can't tell me he's a good wrestler, when he's literally known for being a botch machine. Sabu can barely string together a few simple arm drags without screwing it up -- he's terrible. The only reason he was so loved by the ECW audience was because he was one of the craziest people around, not because he was a good technician. That was left to the likes of Malenko and Guerrero, not Sabu. Austin is simply an overwhelming match-up for Sabu. He's too smart to be caught by some of Sabu's crazy risks, he's too good to be outwrestled by Sabu (though that's pretty common).