At WrestleMania XIX Stone Cold Steve Austin was defeated by The Rock in the final match of their famed WrestleMania trilogy. The bout served as a wrestling farewell for Austin as he was finally forced to end his in-ring career due to serious neck issues.
For almost two decades Austin was adamant that he was happily retired and had no intention to get back in the ring. However, that all changed in the lead up to WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas, as the WWE Hall of Famer laced up his boots one more time to face Kevin Owens. In the No Holds Barred Match Austin rolled back the years and turned in a performance that very fans or those within the industry thought he was capable.
WWE Offer Steve Austin Another Comeback
It was noted after his win over Owens that Austin was incredibly with happy with how the match went and the level was able to perform. In recent weeks it was reported that some within WWE believed that the Texas Rattlesnake would be open to wrestling again. Although there was no word on whether Austin would actually attempt another comeback.
This report naturally sparked speculation that Austin would indeed be getting back in the ring. If that report was a spark, the man himself poured a healthy does of petrol onto the young flame with a workout video on Instagram. The veteran appeared in incredible shape as he went through his paces.
Interestingly, it appears that rumours regarding a return are not without foundation. It has now been reported that WWE have offered Steve Austin the opportunity to get back into the ring. The report from Fightful Select states that while WWE under Vince McMahon hoped Austin would come back, Triple H’s new regime have made an offer.
It is unclear whether a prospective match would take place at WrestleMania, in Saudi Arabia or at another huge event, but the source involved presumed it was WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles. There was no confirmation of this, or a potential opponent.
Another source added that at least initially, Austin and WWE were “far apart” on terms.