Steve Austin Breaks Silence On WrestleMania 39 Speculation

Stone Cold Steve Austin

At WrestleMania 38 Steve Austin ended his 19-year retirement and returned to the ring to face Kevin Owens.

Fans around the world loved the match, while the man himself was proud of how everything played out. In fact, he was so pleased with how things went, he was reportedly open to wrestling again given the right situation.

Sensing an opportunity to squeeze some more ‘WrestleMania moments’ from one of their biggest stars, WWE began pitching Austin matches for WrestleMania 39. The WWE Hall of Famer was offered matches against Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns for the spectacular but turned them down.

The speculation around another comeback has been given more weight with Austin sharing a number of workout videos looking in incredible shape. Although the veteran dismissed the rumours in late 2022, commenting he was working out as he got tired of “looking like sh*t.”

With regard to appearing at WrestleMania, Austin has remained silent, that is until now.

Appearing on The Wrestling Classic, the Texas Rattlesnake distanced himself from the reports that he could wrestle at the event. He even claimed that he hadn’t heard from WWE about the show. Austin went on to praise the current roster, commenting that it’s as good as WWE has had since the Attitude Era.

“You know, I haven’t heard anything. We’re literally, as we speak right now, it’s about two weeks away and it’s the biggest show of the year. Right now, I think WWE has got as good a roster that they’ve had since the Attitude Era. They got a deep roster.

So, I think so many guys and gals need those coveted sports. They’ve got plenty of names to draw from. Plenty of talent to draw from. I think they should shine the light and the cameras on their current Superstars.”

Despite this, Austin didn’t rule out appearing on the show in some form, commenting that his status was “to be determined.”

Steve Austin Laughs Off Botched Wrestlemania Stunner

As well as competing at WrestleMania 38 night one, Austin delivered what is likely to be his final Stunner to Vince McMahon 24 hours later. In a moment of spectacular slapstick comedy, the Chairman fell into the ropes and was on his way to the canvas long before the Texas Rattlesnake could even execute the move. As McMahon lay prone on the floor, Austin jumped back to his feet with a huge grin.

Reflecting on the moment elsewhere, Austin said that McMahon’s botch was so bad that he broke down laughing as there was no way to hide it.

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