The following was sent out by Podcast One today, which is the company that hosts “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s podcast.
Steve Austin Says You May See Another Match Out of Him
LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2019) – On Tuesday’s episode of Steve Austin’s self-titled PodcastOne show, The Steve Austin Show, he reflects on his final match during his professional wrestling career, which was a match against The Rock at WrestleMania XIX in Seattle in 2003. Austin shares his thoughts, as he details a blow-by-blow recount of the in-ring action. Plus, the nostalgia opens a discussion about the possibility of him returning to the ring for one last match…which sounds promising. Below is an excerpt from the episode, available now on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne.
On One Last Match:
Austin: “For the last couple of weeks, down there at the RAW reunion in Tampa, down there at the Madison Square Garden show at Monday Night RAW – people always ask me, ‘Hey man, you’re still in really good shape. You got one more match left in you?’ And I tell them, ‘Man.’ I say, ‘You know, it’s a tough thing to think about.’ Physically, would I be able to have one more match? Yes, most definitely, and I could make it to that match without being injured. Although the risks are always there, just because I think all of the surgeries, I had… where I had the spinal stenosis, and getting that bone spur taken off my spinal cord – I’m in a good place. Nerves are feeling a lot better than they use to. So, you know, in theory, could I have a match? In theory, yes.”
You can listen to Austin’s latest podcast talking about his last match at WrestleMania 19 right here or search for it on iTunes.
Austin’s next WWE appearance will be on the Smackdown debut on Fox on October 4 for the 20th anniversary of Smackdown celebration.
Austin is 54 years and will turn 55 years old in December. His last match was at WrestleMania 19 in 2003, so if he did return for one more match at WrestleMania next year (for example), it would be 17 years after his last match. That would be a long break, but there’s no question Austin could build up in a match via his promo ability and if he feels confident he can get through it then maybe he’ll consider it.
What do you think? Should he do it?