Steve Austin Accepts Kevin Owens’ WrestleMania 38 Invite, Teases A Match
Steve Austin has formally accepted Kevin Owens’ invite to WrestleMania38
“19 years ago I battled my last match in a WWE ring. After 3 Rock Bottoms—one, 2, 3—I lost the match. And for 19 years I’ve had to live with that beat, understanding my time was up,” Austin started in a video published to WWE’s Twitter account.
“Kevin Owens, I desire to thank you. I desire to thank you for waking something up deep inside me that I’ve kept buried for 19 years. Ever giventhat you began to run that damn mealy mouth of yours talking about the state of Texas—the fantastic state of Texas—you’ve got my attention. And why would you desire to do that Kevin? I can believe of 2 factors. One: You are one dumb boy of a bitch! Two: You are repairing to get your ass kicked by Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
“Whether you desire to call this a KO Show, a match, a battle, a brawl, whatever. I will warranty you this: In Dallas, Texas, where I began my profession, 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, since Stone Cold stated so!”
WWE Raw went off the air with Kevin Owens calling out Steve Austin, welcoming him to appear at WrestleMania 38 on the “KO Show” amidst weeks of bad-mouthing the state of Texas.
Austin emerged as a surprise name to return to the ring throughout a wild 24-hour news cycle that was followed by the bombshell report that Cody Rhodes was legally leaving AEW. Reports of Austin’s return corresponded with Kevin Owens’ relatively random choice to celebration the State of Texas in weekly talking sectors. But even as Austin return reports continued to gain steam, as justrecently as this weekend Dave Meltzer of “Wrestling Observer Radio” (h/t Wresting Inc) reported his status was “up in the air.”
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An Austin return to the ring would mark his veryfirst match in 19 years, with his last match coming in the type of a loss to The Rock at WrestleMania19 Though Austin tasks to get physical, while stopping brief of having a full-blown match, Kevin Owens makes best sense as Austin’s challenger for a range of factors. is Owens extensively appreciated as one of the finest (and best) wrestlers in the market, and his real-life affection for Austin can be baked into their WrestleMania story. Not just is there a viral image of a young Owens conference Austin, the Texas Rattlesnake bestowed his renowned Stone Cold Stunner completing relocation to the previous Universal champ.
The dynamic of Austin’s fight with Owens is strangely comparable to that of CM Punk and MJF, who admired Punk as a kid and likewise took a picture with Punk as a young fan. MJF and Punk’s fight justrecently saw its bloody conclusion in the type of a ruthless Dog Collar Match at AEW Radvancement.
WrestleMania 38 will originate from the huge AT&T Stadium in Texas, which seats over 100,000 individuals. WWE will requirement all hands on deck to sell 100,000 tickets over the course of 2 nights, let alone one. Recently, even reports of Vince McMahon himself returning to the ring to difficulty Pat McAfee have emerged. As of this composing, WrestleMania 38 hasactually offered over 56,000 tickets for Night 1 and over 55,000 tickets for Night 2.
A validated look by Stone Cold Steve Austin oughtto go a long method in moving those numbers.
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