WrestleMania 39 is coming up on April 1st and 2nd, and you never know what WWE will do to pull out all the stops. It turns out that a huge match was pitched. Steve Austin returned to the ring to face Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38, but this year his opponent could be even bigger if he agrees to this pitch.

The Rock will not be ready for a match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. That being said, Ringside News exclusively reported in December that WWE creative was pitching alternatives for Roman Reigns’ opponent.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE offered a WrestleMania match to Steve Austin against Roman Reigns. This was also said to be for ridiculous money.

Fightful Select has learned that a pitch was made internally for a “huge opponent” for Stone Cold Steve Austin, which Fightful Select was told was Roman Reigns. We’re told at the very least, Austin’s camp was approached with the possibility of it happening, which was said to have been for “enormous” money. In the Summer of 2022, Fightful reported that Austin was approached with a deal that wasn’t as appealing from a financial standpoint. Those that we spoke to in WWE claimed they hadn’t heard back on whether the more recent offer was accepted or not, and another source indicated that another “big name” was offered to Austin in the months prior.


Steve Austin wrestled Kevin Owens last year, but it was noted that, “Even up until the day, there were concerns that Austin would change his mind, and we were told they weren’t sure he’d do the night 2 interactions with Vince McMahon until the day of.” We’ll have to see what happens in this situation, but they have our attention.

We’ll have to see what happens when WrestleMania 39 rolls around. Steve Austin is still in great shape, and he might have just kept himself in good enough shape for a match against Roman Reigns, unlike The Rock.

Keep checking back with Ringside News for more information on this still-developing story.

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