A new report has suggested that WrestleMania 38 could see another “Steve Austin level” surprise added to the card.
As WWE makes it’s way down the much travelled, and never smooth ‘Road to WrestleMania’ reports have begun to emerge on how the card for the spectacular may look.
On February 14, it was reported that WWE had made a “significant overture” to Stone Cold Steve Austin regarding an in-ring return. The WWE Hall of Famer last wrestled in Seattle, Washington at WrestleMania XIX. Although there has been no confirmation from either side in relation to a deal, a match with Kevin Owens has been discussed within WWE.
Furthermore, it has now been reported that there will be another “Austin level” surprise on the show.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer first addressed the situation around Austin himself, suggesting that a match between the WWE legend and Kevin Owens is “on the card.” However, there could be more surprises yet to be announced.
“There’s apparently one more surprise, besides Austin, still to come. It’s supposed to be Austin level. You know that’s a pretty small list of people that could be Austin level. The Rock, I think Dwayne, has things going on, so I don’t think it’s going to be him. So who else do we have? Hogan, Flair and Undertaker right?”
It was also suggested on the We’re Live Pal Show, by Andrew Zarian that he had been led to believe that Austin’s appearance wasn’t a one and done, and might lead lead to more. Meltzer added any future wrestling appearances would likely depend on how he feels physically after WrestleMania.
Stone Cold was forced to call time on his career in 2003 due to well publicised neck issues.
The notion that another WrestleMania surprise is on the way, comes after The Rock teased a potential return to WWE on social media.
Elsewhere, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently predicted that The Undertaker would wrestle “one more time.”
The Undertaker hasn’t wrestled since defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in a Boneyard Match. While The Phenom formally retired from in-ring action at Survivor Series in 2020, three decades after his WWE career began at the same event.
Despite this, rumours persist that The Deadman might be tempted back into action one more time. The fact that his farewell came when there were no live fans present at WWE events, has only fuelled speculation that a ‘proper’ goodbye could take place at WrestleMania.
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