Stone Cold Steve Austin has spoken out about who would prevail if he fought Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the present.
One of the greatest WrestleMania rivalries in the history of the event, Austin vs. The Rock finally came to an end at the nineteenth anniversary when ‘The Great One’ pinned his foe for the first time in three bouts and Austin’s final ever match. Stone Cold had come out on top at WrestleMania XV and WrestleMania X-7.
Now, ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ has sat down with A Little Late With Lilly Singh to speak about his WrestleMania legacy with The Rock and which of the two men would come out on top if they were to collide one last time in the present:
“Man, if you’re asking me, it’s gonna be Stone Cold Steve Austin cause I would walk in there, stomp a mudhole in his ass and walk it dry. See, Rock’s been out there making all these movies. He’s the number one movie star in the world and I know he’s been in the gym, but man I’m still pretty hard. I’m still pretty salty.
You know, I’m still leaning on them beers and to match us up right here, right now, I’m predicting Stone Cold Steve Austin. I’m sure The Rock would tell you Dwayne Johnson…I tell you, it’d be a hell of a match. And it was always the deal where I brought out the best in him and he brought out the best in me.”
While both men are still in great condition seeing as neither has been inside the ring for several years – for Steve Austin it’s been close to two decades – the former WWE recently orated that he was retired for good, while The Rock has stated his interest with one final match against cousin Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38 when fans are allowed to attend events.
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin goes well beyond WrestleMania. While it was their WrestleMania outings that helped to highlight their enmity, the pair also lit-up the WWF Intercontinental Championship picture in the latter half of the nineties and it was The Rock who put an end to his foe’s Alliance by pinning him with a Rock Bottom at Survivor Series 2001 in a Winner Takes All Match.
Credit for the interview: A Little Late With Lilly Singh
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.