WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has explained why he doesn’t want to see Stone Cold Steve Austin lace up his boots one more time.
At WrestleMania 38, Steve Austin was advertised to be a guest on The Kevin Owens Show to close the first night of the event. With the two men settled in the ring, Owens’ plan soon became clear as he issued a challenge to Austin for a match, something The Texas Rattlesnake was only too ready to accept. In the end, Austin defeated Owens in an exciting brawl, marking his first return to action in a WWE ring in nineteen years.
With WrestleMania on the horizon, rumours are circulating that Austin could be ready to open one more can of whoop-ass at WrestleMania 39. But his old rival Mick Foley isn’t so sure that’s something he wants to see.
Speaking on his Foley Is Pod show – courtesy of AdFreeShows – Mick Foley explained why he doesn’t want to see Austin walk that aisle one last time and compete in a WWE ring:
“No. He had the swan song and it was a tremendous swan song. It was my favorite match of the night just because Steve went and did so much more than anybody thought he would. Then Kevin Owens deserves some type of award. I don’t know if the Nobel Peace Prize went to Kevin Owens last year. I could argue he should have won it just for single-handedly carrying that angle.”
“Steve wasn’t even on TV. I think he did one promo by remote. Owens calling the Texas landscape flat and uninspired is just a thing of beauty. Then the next night trying to create an excuse for his loss by saying not only was he lifting weights, he was lifting a lot of weights. Man, there’s a lot you can learn from watching how that program was done, but the main ingredient is that your guy coming back has to be able to deliver on a level or exceed the level that is expected.”
“Steve did such a fantastic job. Of course, people would love to see him and The Rock, but not as much as they’d love to see Rock and Roman, in my opinion.”