After his unscheduled match with Kevin Owens, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin has spoken about being in the main event of WrestleMania and how lucky he feels to finish his career in Dallas.
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.
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Speaking to WWE backstage after the show, Steve Austin said it was an honor to be part of WrestleMania and he felt lucky to have been able to finish his career where it had started in Dallas.
“I came here looking for anything. This is where I started and I was lucky enough to finish here. KO is outstanding, but he ran his mouth a little too much and it finally caught up with him. It was an honor to be here on such a stacked card with so many great matches.”
Austin went on to praise the crowd at the AT&T Stadium and note that he never expected to headline a WrestleMania again.
“You just love the crowd, you love the crowd, the guys and gals before me had so many great matches. It’s really hard to follow that, but you live and die by that crowd. This crowd is so faithful, so loyal, so rambunctious, they’re behind everything you do. I give a shout out to the WWE superstars that worked before me and will work tomorrow night, but I give the biggest shout out to the crowd because I never expected to headline a WrestleMania at this day and time. It’s all about the WWE Universe.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.