WrestleMania 39 might be less than three weeks away but WWE hasn’t given up hope of getting Steve Austin back in the ring.
Just 12 months ago Austin ended his 19-year retirement to get back in the ring with Kevin Owens, and the match received praise across the board. The WWE Hall of Famer turned in a performance far beyond what many believed he was capable of, as he rolled back the years and made a mockery of his history of serious knee and neck injuries.
In fact, the match went so well that it is believed that Austin would be open to wrestling again.
This led to the news that he had been pitched matches with both Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns but no deals were struck. This seemingly shut the door on a match at WrestleMania, but it appears that WWE hasn’t given up just yet.
A new report from Fightful Select has given an update on previous pitches made the Austin as well as more recent attempts to get him to wrestle.
The report notes that Austin was pitched a match with Lesnar last Summer or Autumn, “but the money associated was a non-starter.” With regard to a match with Reigns, Austin was offered a “significantly higher amount” of money but simply didn’t get back to them.
Despite this, pitches have continued to be made, this includes a rumoured match with LA Knight. Although no one close to Austin or WWE has verified that it’s happening, at least as yet.
Steve Austin Ruled Out Comeback
In recent months Austin has posted a series of workout videos on social media where he appears to be in incredible shape. This only added to speculation that he was training for a return to the ring. However, in typical Austin fashion, he stated that he’s not training for anything in particular, he just got tired of “looking like sh*t.”