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Kevin Owens Issues WrestleMania Challenge To Stone Cold Steve Austin On Raw

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Kevin Owens has issued a Texas-sized WrestleMania challenge to none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin!

Monday Night Raw opened with a triple threat match for the Raw Tag Team Championship that saw Alpha Academy defend against Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins as well as RK-Bro. While it looked like Owens and Rollins might earn their way to WrestleMania when Owens hit a Stunner on Chad Gable that was followed up by a Stomp from Rollins, but Riddle was able to steal a pinfall victory over the prone Gable and win the match for his team. RK-Bro celebrated in the ring as Owens and Rollins were despondent.

Throughout the rest of the night, disappointment was evident when Rollins refused to respond to a backstage interview. Owens, however, said that he had a plan to get on the WrestleMania card after all.

“I want to have the biggest, most stupendous KO show in history, and I want to do it at WrestleMania.”

Owens said that he could invite JBL, but the horns on his limo would make a more interesting opponent. He also mentioned Booker T, but mocked the WWE Hall of Famer. Finally, he mentioned the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, but as a Canadian, he felt it would be sacrilegious to invite the Heartbreak Kid out of respect for Canadian hero Bret Hart.

Kevin Owens then began talking about one more WWE Hall of Famer, who he called a redneck and said that his knees were so shot that he had to wear knee braces for a majority of his career. He then mentioned his intended guest for the show by name, calling out one of the biggest stars to ever compete inside the squared circle.

“I know you’re watching, and I don’t think you have the guts to show up, but the bottom line is that I’m calling you out, Stone Cold Steve Austin!”

It remains to be seen whether Steve Austin will accept the challenge from Kevin Owens, but the challenge comes amidst reports that Stone Cold is set to return to the ring for WrestleMania 38, so more twists in the story could very well come to pass. As of this time, Austin has not agreed to a match, though a confrontation is still likely.

Inside the Ropes will continue to report as more details become available regarding Austin’s involvement in WrestleMania.

Full results from the March 7th episode of Raw can be found here.