Fans had been eagerly waiting to hear the response of WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin after Kevin Owens called out the legend on this week’s edition of Monday Night RAW. ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ has officially answered Kevin Owens’ challenge for a confrontation at WrestleMania 38 after several reports emerging in the past.
Steve Austin to return at WrestleMania 38
In a video clip posted by WWE’s social media channels, Austin said that he is going to “open up one more can of whoop-ass” on the former Universal Champion. The Hall of Famer was seen riding his ATV in the desert and stopping to address Kevin Owen’s call-out after last night’s episode of Monday Night RAW.
‘The Texas Rattlesnake was forced to retire from in-ring competition due to a serious neck injury and multiple knee injuries. However, he has been making sporadic appearances in WWE and hit Stunners to multiple stars over the years. In the video clip, Austin stated that he has had to live with his loss at WrestleMania XIX and he has not been featured in a match in 19 years He credits Kevin Owens for being able to “wake up” his passion to get in the ring again. Here is what he said:
“19 years ago I wrestled my last match in WWE, after 3 rock bottoms, I lost the match. And for the last 19 years, I have had to live with that defeat knowing my time is up. Kevin Owens I want to thank you…thank you for waking up something deep inside me that I’ve kept buried for 19 years. Every since you started running that mealy-mouth of yours about the state of Texas, the Great State of Texas, you’ve had my attention. And why would you wanna do that Kevin? I can think of two reasons, you’re one dumb son of a b****, and two, you’re fixing to get your ass kicked by Stone Cold Steve Austin. Whether you wanna call this a KO Show, a Match, a Fight, A Brawl…I will guarantee you this, in Dallas TX, is where I started my career, at WrestleMania, Stone Cold Steve Austin is gonna open on the last can of whoop-ass on you Kevin Owens. And that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold Said so.”
SportsCenter is claiming that Austin will be ‘returning to the ring’ for a match, though ESPN could be misinformed, we’ll have to wait and see. Below is ESPN’s announcement.
— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2022
The fans are thrilled to hear the announcement for Austin’s returning match at WrestleMania 38 which will take place on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3 at AT& T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.