With his return to the ring at WrestleMania 38, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin has smashed a record previously held by ‘The rated-R Superstar’, Edge.
The advertised main event of WrestleMania Saturday on April 2nd was a special edition of The Kevin Owens Show with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as his guest. However, after running down Texas once again, Owens revealed that the real reason he had invited Austin to the event was to challenge him to a No Holds Barred match, something Austin happily accepted.
The two had a wild brawl inside and outside of the ring, with Owens getting sent crashing through a table while Austin was suplexed on the concrete floor in the middle of the crowd. Back in the ring, Owens missed ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ with a steel chair, only for it to bounce off the top rope and hit him in the face, allowing Austin to hit the Stunner for the victory.
STONE COLD STUNNER!!!@steveaustinBSR sends @FightOwensFight packing with one more #WrestleMania sized Stunner! pic.twitter.com/4QjhXC9MXi
— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2022
With this victory, Steve Austin smashed an interesting record that was recently set by Edge. ‘The Bionic Redneck’ now has the longest period of time between WrestleMania main events.
Prior to April 2nd, Steve Austin’s last main event at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’ was 21 years ago at WrestleMania 17 where he faced The Rock for the WWE Championship in the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas. At the event, Austin infamously began an ill-fated heel-turn by joining forces with his arch-nemesis, Vince McMahon, in order to capture the gold from ‘The Great One’.
Edge previously set the record when he headlined WrestleMania 37 with Bryan Danielson and Roman Reigns as they battled in a Triple Threat match for the Universal Championship, with Reigns defeating his challengers by pinning both simultaneously. Edge’s previous main event came 13 years earlier at WrestleMania 24 when he clashed with The Undertaker, losing his World Championship in the process.