Stone Cold Steve Austin Disputes WrestleMania 39 Return Rumors
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In a recent interview with NBC LA, WWE Hall of Famer and pro wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin discussed the possibility of returning to the ring for a match at the upcoming WrestleMania 39. The event is set to take place on April 1st and 2nd at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
However, Austin quickly dismissed the rumors and speculations surrounding his potential involvement in the event, insisting that his days in the ring were behind him. The Texas Rattlesnake's surprise comeback match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38 last year was thrilling for wrestling fans.
Austin, however, made it clear that the circumstances leading up to that match were quite unusual, and he doesn't foresee a similar situation occurring this year. "Coming back to do something occasionally is fine because I love my relationship with WWE, but my days in the ring are done…although I did do the main event at WrestleMania last year in Dallas, that was a fluke, and we pulled it off," he explained.
Another factor that significantly reduces the chances of Austin appearing at WrestleMania 39 is that WWE has yet to approach him about participating in the event. "I haven't got a phone call yet, and it's about two weeks away, so I don't expect to be there, but anything can happen," he said.
Austin's WWE communication via text: A Shroud of Secret?
Of course, there is always the possibility that Austin's communication with WWE is solely via text messages, which would mean he is technically telling the truth about not receiving a phone call.
In that case, he might be keeping his cards close to his chest and working to keep everyone guessing about his potential appearance at the event. However, if his statement is to be taken at face value, it debunks all the rumors and reports circulating about WWE offering him a spot on the WrestleMania 39 card.
There have been whispers about possible matchups against megastars like Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, and LA Knight, but Austin's comments quash those speculations for now. While it is undoubtedly disappointing for fans who were hoping to see the iconic superstar return for another high-profile match, it is essential to remember that Austin is 58 years old and has a history of injuries that led to his initial retirement from in-ring competition back in 2003.