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Stone Cold Steve Austin – “Belair And Ripley Are Destined For Greatness”

Bianca Belair Rhea Ripley

Stone Cold Steve Austin has picked two WWE Superstars that he sees as having big futures in the company, saying that they could be major stars.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, the WWE Hall Of Famer was asked who he saw as the biggest potential up-and-coming stars in the company.

Steve Austin picked two names who could have very big nights at the upcoming WrestleMania:

“I haven’t been tuning in a whole lot because I have a whole lot going on in my personal life, but just from watching the Royal Rumble, I think those last two women – Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair – I think those two are destined for greatness. They still need reps, they still need to learn, but those two have the size, presence, looks, ability to be major, major stars, so we’ll see what the future holds for them.”

Ripley and Belair were the last two women standing in the women’s 2021 Royal Rumble match in January. In that encounter it was Belair who came out on top, eliminating Ripley to win the match.

Since then Bianca Belair declared her intention to face WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. That match will take place on night one of the two night ‘Show of Shows’.

Rhea Ripley recently made her official Monday Night Raw debut. Ripley wasted no time ins stating her intentions on the red brand. The Australian star challenged Raw Women’s Champion Asuka for her title at WrestleMania. That match takes place on Sunday, 11th April – the second night of WWE’s showcase event.

Stone Cold Steve Austin knows a thing or two about success at WrestleMania. In seven appearances on the grandest stage of them all, Austin captured the WWE Championship three times. Austin defeated Shawn Michaels in the main event in 1998 for the title. A year later he repeated the feat by this time defeating The Rock. Austin and Rock went one-on-one again the main event of WrestleMania X-7 in 2001. Austin won the title but shocked the world as he formed an alliance with former nemesis Vince McMahon.

Credit: Bleacher Report