Stone Chilly Steve Austin match at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, in talks to wrestle Kevin Owens


Are you able to hear that noise? Is that… glass shattering?

WWE is reportedly in talks with legendary star ‘Stone Chilly’ Steve Austin about making his in-ring return at this yr’s WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas.

Fightful Choose first reported the corporate had “made an overture” to convey Austin, one of many largest stars in firm historical past who led them via the late-90s Perspective Period peak, again into the squared circle.

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Austin has not wrestled since March 30, 2003 when he misplaced to The Rock at WrestleMania XIX to finish their trilogy.

The Texas Rattlesnake battled a sequence of neck accidents following a botched piledriver from Owen Hart at SummerSlam 1997, making appearances on WWE programming to advertise occasions and his podcast, together with at some latest WrestleManias.

Steve Austin was the referee for WrestleMania’s 23 Battle of the Billionaires match, which noticed future one-term president Donald Trump shave Vince McMahon’s head after Bobby Lashley defeated Umaga. (Photograph by Bryan Bedder/Getty Photographs)Supply: Getty Photographs

However an in-ring return has at all times appeared unlikely for the 57-year-old.

That’s till now, with the corporate battling recognition points and needing massive matches for his or her yearly extravagnza of WrestleMania – particularly after Shane McMahon (who was anticipated to wrestle Seth Rollins) left the corporate after backstage complaints over his work producing a poorly-received Males’s Royal Rumble match.

The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reviews a match between Steve Austin and Kevin Owens is being mentioned for WrestleMania 38, which can happen over two nights on April 3 and 4 (AEDT) on the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

On Monday Night time Uncooked, Owens is presently in a storyline which entails him hating the state of Texas, for which a logical conclusion is Austin rising to combat him.

The corporate is hoping to proclaim a crowd greater than WrestleMania 32’s 101,763 – which was really 97,769, per Meltzer. As of February 4, in accordance with WrestleTix, the primary night time had offered 47,182 tickets.

An in-ring return for Austin is probably the largest match WWE may promote, given its love of bringing again established stars.

That features The Rock, who continues to be anticipated to headline subsequent yr’s WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles in opposition to Roman Reigns.

Reigns is about to headline WrestleMania 38 in opposition to Brock Lesnar, marking the sixth time in eight years he has major evented the present.

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