Triple H became the new head of the creative team after Vince McMahon said goodbye to WWE last July. The 14-time world champion has embarked on a renewal process, immediately giving his creative touch to the shows and demonstrating that he has a very different philosophy from that of Vince.
The Game brought some of NXT's talents to the main roster, as well as bringing back several stars who had been released in the previous two years. Fans were thrilled when they saw Johnny Gargano, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, not forgetting JBL's very welcome return to Raw.
According to insiders, HHH is considering further expanding the WWE roster and has plenty of ideas in mind for next year. As everyone knows, the 39th edition of WrestleMania will be held a stone's throw from Hollywood. It is rumored that The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena will take part in the 'Showcase of the Immortals' in 2023.
Jim Cornette on Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin made his return to WrestleMania 38 last April when he clashed with Kevin Owens in a 'No Holds Barred match' in the 'Night One' main event. It was his first meeting in nearly two decades, as his last match dates back to 2003 (when he faced The Rock at WrestleMania 19).
In the latest edition of the 'Drive Thru' podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette reflected on the possible return of Stone Cold to the ring: "It is good to point out that these are just rumors for the moment.
There are many names circulating, including that of The Rock, which is expected to face Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39. There is also talk of a return of John Cena. When he appeared on WrestleMania 38, Austin looked in great shape.
If he trains hard and WWE sets up a match that suits him, Stone Cold can still have a say in the ring." All that remains is to wait for further developments. The Texas Rattlesnake, however, did not deny the rumors about his WWE future.
"People have been speculating ‘Hey Steve, what are you doing? What are you training for? You training for an event?’ You can speculate what you want, I just looked in the mirror and realised that I looked like sh*t, so I called my diet coach up.
As far as bodyweight goes, probably sub 232 [lbs] the leanest I’ve been in sh*t, forever. Anyway that’s the bottom line, I just got tired of, I looked in the mirror and I looked like sh*t. Got tired of looking like sh*t, so I’m taking action to do something about it," said Steve Austin.