Steve Austin hasn’t ruled out getting back in the ring.
Stone Cold Steve Austin hasn’t wrestled since defeating Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to hang up his boots quite yet.
The WWE legend was forced into retirement back in 2003 and was adamant he’d never wrestle again, however, that changed when the possibility of one more match in his home state of Texas presented itself.
On the big night, Austin rolled back the years and turned in a performance far beyond what many thought capable given his age, inactivity, and injury history. This only led to more speculation that at least one more match could be on the horizon.
During a new interview with Steve Raimondi for ESPN, Austin was asked about having another match and the Hall of Famer refused to rule it out, although he didn’t want to name the opponent he has in mind. However, in reference to a potential match with CM Punk, Austin said it “would be a good one.”
I like Punk, and I think Punk likes me — so, as long as he can take a [Stone Cold] Stunner,” Austin said with a laugh. “I consider him a great friend, a great guy and a great wrestler who’s had a great career. We’ll see.”
CM Punk Asked For Match With Steve Austin
Interestingly, it seems that a match between Austin and Punk could be a very real possibility. Back in November, it was reported that CM Punk was pushing for a match with Steve Austin, and many within WWE were optimistic about a deal coming together.
The report also revealed that several pitches were made to Austin about wrestling at WrestleMania 39 but he turned them all down.