Stone Cold Steve Austin Confirms WrestleMania 38 Appearance

Stone Cold Steve Austin smiling in the ring

WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin has accepted Kevin Owens’ invitation and will be at WrestleMania 38 in Texas.

After weeks of speculation, Kevin Owens laid down a WrestleMania challenge to Stone Cold Steve Austin on the March 7th edition of Raw.

Earlier in the night, Owens and Seth Rollins had been unsuccessful in their quest to capture the Raw Tag Team Titles, leaving KO’s hopes of appearing at WrestleMania 38 in doubt. However, he later returned to the ring to announce that he was going to host the most ‘stupendous KO Show in history’ and proceeded to call out Steve Austin.

“I know you’re watching, and I don’t think you have the guts to show up, but the bottom line is that I’m calling you out, Stone Cold Steve Austin!”

‘Stone Cold’ has now responded to the challenge, confirming that he will indeed meet Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38.

“19 years ago I wrestled my last match in a WWE ring. After three Rock Bottom’s, one, two, three, I lost the match. And for 19 years I’ve had to live with that defeat, knowing my time was up.

Kevin Owens, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for waking something up deep inside me that I’ve kept buried for 19 years. Ever since you started running that damn-mealy mouth of yours, talking about the state of Texas, the great state of Texas, you got my attention. And why would you want to do that Kevin?

I can think of two reasons. One. You are one dumb son of a bitch! Two. You are fixing to get your ass kicked by Stone Cold Steve Austin. Whether you wanna call this a KO Show, a match, a fight, a brawl, whatever. I will guarantee you this. In Dallas, Texas where I started my career, at WrestleMania, Stone Cold Steve Austin is gonna open up one last can of whoop-ass on you Kevin Owens.

And that’s the bottom line, ’cause Stone Cold said so.”

H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.