The rumors continue to persist regarding another Steve Austin match at Wrestlemania with a recent report noting there is “smoke to the fire” to suggest that it might happen.
In the last few weeks, there have been reports about WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin potentially wrestling again at WrestleMania 39 next April in Los Angeles. Recently, Austin has posted more videos of himself training and staying in great shape at the age of 57. It has also been reported that the current WWE regime led by Triple H wants Austin to wrestle again.
On night one of WrestleMania 38 on April 2nd in the main event, Austin was advertised as a guest on the Kevin Owens Show talk show. It was never advertised as a match, but there were rumors at the time that it would turn into that. After Austin and Owens exchanged words, it led to a match. Austin got the win with a Stone Cold Stunner, much to the delight of the Dallas crowd. Austin also appeared on the second night of WrestleMania 38 with Austin hitting Stunners on Vince McMahon, Austin Theory and Pat McAfee among others while also having a big beer bash as usual.
Following WrestleMania 38, there were reports that Austin loved the match with Owens, he felt great after the match and had no injuries, so he’s open to the idea of wrestling again.
With rumors persisting about Steve Austin potentially wrestling again at WrestleMania 39, Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (available via subscription), that “there is smoke to the fire and something is in the discussion phase.” Meltzer also added the following in his report:
“The ideas being discussed internally are being kept secret. One of the obvious ideas would be the idea of using one of the younger guys to work with Austin, like Kevin Owens last year, to carry the match with the idea the person would be elevated by being in with Austin, something like a Baron Corbin or Austin Theory type heel. It’s an easy brawl, Austin goes over, but it’ll also be weaker than last year since they’ve already done something like it last year.”
In addition to that, Meltzer wrote about potential dream matches against some multi-time former WWE Champions:
“The other and better idea for this year is the dream match scenario. The three obvious options here are John Cena, Brock Lesnar and CM Punk.”
If Austin were to face a major star the caliber of Cena, Lesnar or Punk then conceivably they could headline night one of WrestleMania 39 and then the Roman Reigns match potentially against The Rock (or somebody else) would headline night two of WrestleMania 39.
As we have mentioned many times in the past, Punk is still under AEW contract although there have been reports that there may be a contract buyout, which could mean he is free by the time WrestleMania takes place next April. That would also depend on if Punk would want to go to WWE and if WWE management would want to bring in Punk considering how badly his AEW run ended.
Meanwhile, Austin continues to post workout videos on Instagram as WWE fans hope the man that’s arguably the greatest WWE superstar of all-time (as Vince McMahon has said) does return for one more match or even more than that in the future.