Kevin Owens is set for a huge showdown with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38. Owens called out the Texas Rattlesnake recently. Owens was a big fan of Steve Austin at one point. It seems Chris Jericho shared his thoughts on the match.
Steve Austin will be part of Kevin Owens‘ KO Show at WrestleMania 38 on Saturday. Austin accepted Owens’ invitation to the show, which he received in the closing segment of WWE Raw. Despite the fact that the confrontation between Austin and Owens is being presented as such, Austin has already threatened Owens.
Whether you want to call this the KO Show, a match, a fight, a brawl, whatever. I want to guarantee you this, in Dallas, Texas, where I started my career, at WrestleMania, Stone Cold Steve Austin is going to open one last can of whoop a** on you, Kevin Owens.
Chris Jericho recently sat down for an interview with Kurt Angle on The Kurt Angle Show. He has a long history with both Owens and Austin. Jericho detailed why Owens is the ideal foil for “Stone Cold”.
He’s the best guy for the job. He’s one of the only guys for the job because, first of all, if Steve does come back, he’s going to look like a killer. He’s going to be so big and jacked up, he’s not going to comeback and just be there wearing a shirt and shorts. He always told me, ‘If I go back, I don’t want to go back as anything less than before. If I go back, there’s going to be so much training going on, that I don’t want to comeback just for one.’ Maybe he wants to comeback for two, I don’t know, maybe he doesn’t comeback at all. If he does, who is he going to work? You look at the guys on the roster, he’s not going to work with Brock because he doesn’t need to get dumped on his head. Nobody wants to see that. He’s not going to work with Goldberg because you don’t want to put those guys from the same generation out there. I would never work…I work with other guys because I remember when Matt Hardy came in, ‘we don’t need to see a Jericho vs. Matt Hardy match. We don’t need to see Jericho vs. Christian.’ We’ve seen them. We need to see Matt Hardy and Sammy, Jericho and Kingston.
If Steve comes in, the best guy for the job is Kevin Owens because Kevin will sell it on the mic, he can go toe-to-toe with Steve. He has a comedy element to him that Steve has as well and probably really have because he can use that to his advantage because Kevin will sell perfectly. You can’t do that with Roman Reigns. Kevin will be able t work with Steve exactly the way that Steve needs and can work, which is meat and potatoes. That’s Kevin Owens. he can do some flying and flipping, but if you ask him, he’d probably rather punch and kick you in the corner and that’s Steve’s whole offensive plan. I think it’s a great idea and I would love to see it happen. Kevin has been using (the Stunner) for a while because Steve allowed him to. There’s your story. You want a realistic story, you have it right there.
Owens is lifelong WWE fan who grew up watching the show and learning English from Jim Ross. On AEW Dynamite, Jericho made news when he turned on The Inner Circle and formed the Jericho Appreciation Society, which includes Daniel Garcia, 2.0 (Matt Lee and Jeff Parker), and Jake Hager.
H/T to Fightful for transcription.