Steve Austin may have yet another dream match in WWE, but a recent report suggests that the Rattlesnake hasn’t been approached about it.
When “Stone Cold” Steve Austin main evented Night One of WrestleMania 38 in 2022 when he defeated Kevin Owens, it was an incredible 19 years after his last official WWE match.
Going into WrestleMania 39, there were all kinds of rumors about Austin potentially having another match, but Stone Cold didn’t do it perhaps because he was really happy with how the Owens match went.
At Survivor Series in Chicago, CM Punk made his WWE return after nearly ten years away. Now that Punk is back, it has gotten people thinking about potential dream matches.
It was reported by Fightful earlier in the week that now that Punk is back in WWE, there have been talks about a potential match with Austin. Some people assumed it would be at WrestleMania 40 although it could be at another show.
However, Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that some people within WWE don’t think a match like that will happen.
“As soon as that story came out, I heard from a bunch of people who were pretty close in, and they basically said, ‘Probably shouldn’t be doing that one or worrying about that one.’ Basically, it’s not anything that anyone’s talked about to any degree. I mean, it could happen, and it makes sense.”
Steve Austin Hasn’t Talked To WWE About A CM Punk Match
As Meltzer continued, he claimed that Austin hasn’t been approached about having a match with CM Punk.
“As of right now, he hasn’t been approached. He’s not in. I’m not saying he won’t be and that is not their direction. I’m not saying that’s like some people thought the same thing you did. ‘Hey, maybe we could do it’…..I would just say it’s premature. I wouldn’t say it’s never going to happen [either].”
It’s important to note that a WrestleMania match in April doesn’t need to be confirmed in December. A lot could change in the weeks and months ahead.
h/t to WrestlingNewsCo