At WrestleMania 38 Steve Austin rolled back the years as he claimed a memorable win over Kevin Owens. The match was Austin’s first in almost two decades, and far exceeded what anyone could have believed that he was physically capable of.
Despite near-constant rumours since retiring in 2003, Austin had always claimed that physically he was unable to wrestle and was happy in retirement, but the allure of WrestleMania is Dallas, Texas proved too much. In fact, his return went so well, it has been reported that WWE have reached out to the legend about competing again.
Mick Foley Dismisses Need For 2nd Steve Austin Swan Song
On a recent episode of Foley is Pod, Mick Foley, who is a long-time friend of Austin, said that he doesn’t want him to come back. Foley explained that his match against Owens should serve as the perfect farewell.
No. He had the swan song and it was a tremendous swan song. It was my favorite match of the night just because Steve went and did so much more than anybody thought he would. Then Kevin Owens deserves some type of award. I don’t know if the Nobel Peace Prize went to Kevin Owens last year. I could argue he should have won it just for single-handedly carrying that angle.
Steve wasn’t even on TV. I think he did one promo by remote. Owens calling the Texas landscape flat and uninspired is just a thing of beauty. Then the next night trying to create an excuse for his loss by saying not only was he lifting weights, he was lifting a lot of weights.
Man, there’s a lot you can learn from watching how that program was done, but the main ingredient is that your guy coming back has to be able to deliver on a level or exceed the level that is expected. Steve did such a fantastic job. Of course, people would love to see him and The Rock, but not as much as they’d love to see Rock and Roman, in my opinion.”
The speculation around Steve Austin recently increased ten-fold after the star posted a series of videos of him working out and looking in incredible shape. However, at least publicly, the man himself has claimed he is training simply because he was fed up of “looking like sh*t.”
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo