Steve Austin has worked with some of the biggest names in WWE throughout his legendary career.
From the critically acclaimed WrestleMania 13 match with Bret Hart to legendary rivalries with Triple H, The Undertaker and even Mr. McMahon, the list of notable Superstars that Austin didn’t work with while active in WWE is a short one.
With The Texas Rattlesnake seemingly having his final ever match in 2003 at WrestleMania 19 against The Rock, there was one Superstar at the time who was at the beginning of their ascent to the top of the roster, John Cena.
Steve Austin Names WWE Dream Match
With “Stone Cold” not having a match again for 19 years, the dream match between The Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression icons never would take place.
Speaking with Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character podcast, Austin believes that a match between himself and Cena would have been something special if it were to happen:
Working with him would have been a real highlight, and I’ve had a bunch of highlights. It would have been a real special thing. There is something about John. People are so invested in his matches. He’s a very special talent. It would have been great to have a match with him. Will it ever happen? No. I think very highly of John and I love him,”
Following Austin returning to the ring to take on Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38, the possibility of another match for the former WWE Champion has been rumoured and discussed ever since the match concluded.
When asked if he had considered returning once again to face John Cena, Austin said the following:
“No, not really. Names have always been tossed around in conversation and stuff like that. I said I was never going to really wrestle again, unless, because you never say never, unless the stars aligned properly. They did to work with KO [Kevin Owens] in Dallas, so we did that. It wasn’t really put out, ‘it’s going to be a highly competitive match.’ You weren’t expecting us to go 30 minutes. I think we exceeded the expectations and it worked for that time and place. I’m good.”
H/t to Fightfulfor the use of transcriptions.