Steve Austin has been retired for 16 years, but he recently stated that it is possible for him to work one more match. This got a lot of fans very excited.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that “obviously Austin is cosmetically in great shape for his age” and he could work a match with his instincts to “get by.” Still, Austin never wanted to be a guy who comes back when he’s not his best.
The idea is out there that if Goldberg scored $2 million to work a Saudi Arabia match then Steve Austin might be up to wrestle for that amount as well. His name would certainly be a huge marquee for a Saudi Arabia event.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Stone Cold has been offered big money to come back since his 2003 retirement since there was interest in him wrestling CM Punk and Brock Lesnar at past WrestleMania events. That being said, this kind of Saudi Arabia money wasn’t in the picture before.
When he did the podcast with Lesnar and cut an awesome promo, and Vince McMahon was furious because he did such a great job building a match they couldn’t deliver, at the time we were told that Austin would never wrestle again. But there’s never been this level of money out there for one match
WWE will be bringing another show to Saudi Arabia on October 31st. They already have a big 5 vs 5 match planned with Team Hogan vs Team Flair, but there’s always room for The Rattlesnake.
Even if Steve Austin doesn’t return for a match at the end of the month, it’s always possible that they could plan something for him at a later date. After all, we are only closing up the second in a ten year deal between WWE and Saudi Arabia which will likely continue seeing two shows per year.
One thing is for sure, we won’t be seeing a beer bash if “Stone Cold” Steve Austin wrestles in Saudi Arabia. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the controversial country.