Steve Austin Says He’ll Be At WrestleMania 39 If He Gets The Call

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Steve Austin has refused to rule out an appearance at WrestleMania 39, revealing that he’ll be there if he gets the call.

At WrestleMania 38, Stone Cold Steve Austin returned to the ring for the first time in almost two decades as he waged war with Kevin Owens.

The match was Austin’s first since he was forced to retire in 2003 as a series of neck and knee injuries finally took their toll. However, in Dallas, Texas, Austin rolled back the years much to the delight of those in attendance, even taking a suplex on the concrete floor.

Speaking in a new interview with the Brewbound Podcast, Austin confirmed that he has come out of the match unscathed, before describing being in the main event as an honour.

“I’m 100%, I picked up a little bit of a cold the other day, but I’m back home in Nevada. Sunday, I was 100% and of course, went back into on Sunday to deliver a little bit of extra physicality as part of the show. It was an exciting time for me to go back to a business that I really really love. I never thought I’d be back in the ring, but there we were, headlining WrestleMania for night one and it was an honour to be out there.

Really excited to be able to…just like the last few times I’ve been able to drink Broken Skull IPA out in the ring, a couple years ago we got a lot of exposure for that.

A real proud moment because when El Segundo and I decided to come out with a lager, which is what everybody was wanting, it was really satisfying because I drank everybody’s beer in the past, I’ve been drinking beer my whole life and we’ve given all those other brands a little bit of a rub by using their beer. To go out there and drink our own beer was very satisfying,”

Austin went on to confirm that he’s now done with in-ring competition, but that won’t stop him appearing at WrestleMania 39 if he gets the call.

“For me to participate at WrestleMania 38, if you had told me, ‘you’re going to be part of WrestleMania 38,’ not only that, ‘you’re going to main event night one,’ I would have said that you’re full of shit and you’re crazy. There I was, in Dallas, Texas, headlining the event on day one. Never say never, but I would imagine, within the scope of that show, it’s going to be a big show in a big time city. It will be a two-night event again.

I’m sure I’m done wrestling, per se, but as part of WWE, I can’t imagine that I won’t be there in some capacity. I’m not booking myself on the show, because I didn’t book myself on 38, that’s a Vince (McMahon) thing, and I have a great relationship with him. If I get the call, I’ll be there.”

WrestleMania 39 is set to take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on April 1st and April 2nd 2023. It has long been rumoured that one of the headline bouts at the event will see The Rock take on Roman Reigns. The story gathered even more momentum in recent weeks when a match between the pair was teased on hit NBC series Young Rock.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.