Wrestling legend Jim Cornette has given his thoughts on who Stone Cold Steve Austin should face if he returns to the ring at WrestleMania 39.
In the last few weeks, there have been reports about WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin potentially wrestling again at WrestleMania 39 next April in Los Angeles. Recently, Austin has posted more videos of himself training and staying in great shape at the age of 57. It has also been reported that the current WWE regime led by Triple H wants Austin to wrestle again.
Steve Austin returned to the ring for the first time in nineteen years to face Kevin Owens in the main event of night one of WrestleMania 38 in a segment that was advertised simply as an edition of The Kevin Owens Show. Austin picked up the win and returned the next night to deliver what was likely to be his final Stunner to long-time nemesis Vince McMahon.
Jim Cornette, speaking on his Experience podcast, has given his thoughts on who he thinks Austin should step in the ring with if he returns once again in Los Angeles, and he thinks the Texas Rattlesnake should be paired up with a current star:
“Well, you don’t want a legends match because then, nobody wants any of the other guys that you mentioned necessarily to lose either. Nobody wants to see Austin lose. You got to put him against somebody younger. You can’t put him against somebody that you want to, you know, build as a main event attraction because you’ve got to beat him but you want somebody in a position to be elevated by the interaction.”
“And I think it might be stretching to say something like Austin Theory because, you know, he’s got all the time in the world to do something else later on. And we’ll talk about that maybe later in the programme now they’ve torn him all the way down now they’ve said okay, now we’ll restart him the way we want to, they’ve got to undo everything first before they can start anything.”
“I mean, like you said with Owens It was perfect because he’s a guy that can move he can talk more importantly and you know whether he wins or loses is immaterial to his career but he was you know, in a better place because the interaction with Austin I think, that’s the kind of guy you gotta [use]. You don’t want Austin against another legend, who’s going to do the job? That’s why when they said everybody wants the Sting versus Undertaker. Well, how would you have felt whenever one of the guys lost?”
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