WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet and shared his thoughts on wrestling again, WrestleMania 40, and his conversation with Kevin Owens. Austin confirmed he could work one more match but said he wouldn't lobby for one as it would be silly.
However, he did mention that anything could happen, and he wouldn't say never to the idea. During the interview, Austin also discussed why he didn't accept a match for WrestleMania 39. He explained that due to the filming schedule for his show, "Stone Cold Takes on America," he knew what his life would look like, and there was no way he could prepare for WrestleMania and do himself justice or do the crowd justice.
He revealed that they finished filming about five to seven days before WrestleMania 39, and they would put him in a significant position.
Steve Austin's WrestleMania 38 Win Over Kevin Owens
Austin also discussed his No Holds Barred won over Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas last year.
He praised Owens and said that he loved working with him. Austin admitted that he hadn't worked out before WrestleMania 38 and hadn't thrown a working punch in 19 years. However, he could still perform at a high level and even joked with Owens backstage, asking why he didn't throw a receipt.
When asked about WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia next year, Austin said, "Never say never." He explained that Dallas was set up for a Stone Cold return, and how they framed the match with Owens was perfect for the time and setting.
He also mentioned that for a match to play out, he needed to perform at a high level, which he could do. Austin's willingness to work one more match will surely excite fans hoping for a return from the legendary wrestler. However, Austin's comments about not lobbying for a match indicate that he will only return if the circumstances are right.
With WrestleMania 40 just a year away, fans will undoubtedly speculate whether Austin will appear. Whether Austin returns to the ring, his legacy in the wrestling world is secure. His contributions to the industry have earned him a place in the WWE Hall of Fame, and fans worldwide will never forget his performances as Stone Cold Steve Austin.