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To quote the scholar and traveler Lloyd Christmas, “so you’re saying there’s a chance!”
In this week’s episode of “The Steve Austin Show,” “Stone Cold” Steve Austin spent a good portion of the episode reflecting on his final match in the WWE against The Rock at WrestleMania XIX in Seattle in 2003.
The conversation turned to Austin possibly making one more appearance in a WWE ring to do something other than hand out stunners.
Austin didn’t say “no” to ever returning and absolutely left the door open to the possibility.
“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.”
If Stone Cold were to make a return to the WWE, the match would have to be an iconic wrestling moment.
If Ken Shamrock can return at age 55, and Jose Canseco can kick off a career at the same age, there’s no reason Austin can’t give it one last go.
Just throwing this idea out to the world – WrestleMania 40 is set to take place at Raymond James Stadium in 2024.
Florida is the home state of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a guy with at least one more match in the tank, and it could be the year “the Great One” is finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
[via Wrestling News]
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