“Stone Cold” Steve Austin has discussed a potential involvement at WrestleMania 39, which will be taking place on Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 3rd in 2023.
Austin made an appearance on the Brewbound Podcast to discuss his partnership with El Segundo brewery and his recent involvement at WrestleMania 38. When asked about a potential appearance at WretsleMania 39, The Texas Rattlesnake has said the following:
For me to participate at WrestleMania 38, if you had told me, ‘you’re going to be part of WrestleMania 38,’ not only that, ‘you’re going to main event night one,’ I would have said that you’re full of sh*t and you’re crazy. There I was, in Dallas, Texas, headlining the event on day one. Never say never, but I would imagine, within the scope of that show, it’s going to be a big show in a big time city. It will be a two-night event again. I’m sure I’m done wrestling, per se, but as part of WWE, I can’t imagine that I won’t be there in some capacity. I’m not booking myself on the show, because I didn’t book myself on 38, that’s a Vince (McMahon) thing, and I have a great relationship with him. If I get the call, I’ll be there.”
Steve Austin main evented night one of WrestleMania 38, defeating Kevin Owen’s in what was Austin’s first official match in 19 years. The WWE Hall of Famer would return on night 2 following Vince McMahon’s victory over Pat McAfee. Both McAfee and McMahon would receive stunners as part of the segment.
In the same interview, Austin stated that he is fully healthy and was proud to drink his own beer throughout the return match:
“I’m 100%, I picked up a little bit of a cold the other day, but I’m back home in Nevada. Sunday, I was 100% and of course, went back into on Sunday to deliver a little bit of extra physicality as part of the show. It was an exciting time for me to go back to a business that I really really love. I never thought I’d be back in the ring, but there we were, headlining WrestleMania for night one and it was an honor to be out there. Really excited to be able to…just like the last few times I’ve been able to drink Broken Skull IPA out in the ring, a couple years ago we got a lot of exposure for that. A real proud moment because when El Segundo and I decided to come out with a lager, which is what everybody was wanting, it was really satisfying because I drank everybody’s beer in the past, I’ve been drinking beer my whole life and we’ve given all those other brands a little bit of a rub by using their beer. To go out there and drink our own beer was very satisfying,”
H/t to Fightful for the use of transcriptions.
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