WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin has addressed the possibility of having a match at WrestleMania 40 during an interview with Chris Van Vliet.

While Austin did not lobby for a match, he acknowledged that anything could happen in the wrestling industry and that he believes in never saying never.

“A year away in this business goes like that… So in the future, I’m not lobbying for it, but could anything happen? Yes. Because I always say never say never,” Austin said.

The Texas Rattlesnake is known for his legendary career in WWE, having headlined multiple WrestleMania events. He last appeared in the ring at WrestleMania 32 in 2016, where he teamed up with Mick Foley and Shawn Michaels to take on The League of Nations.


During the interview, Austin also discussed his match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38. He revealed that the match was set up for his return and that he needed to perform at a high level. However, he had not worked out or thrown a working punch in 19 years. Despite this, he claimed to have “killed” Owens in the ring and was surprised that Owens did not throw a receipt, or a retaliatory move. Austin praised Owens for taking care of him during the match.

“Dallas was set up for Stone Cold to return. The way we had framed that with KO [Kevin Owens] who I love, was perfect for the time and setting. For this match to play out, I really needed to perform at a high level. And I didn’t work out before 38. I hadn’t thrown a working punch in 19 years. I was Killing KO out there, I truly was. Ask him. And I told him when we went to the back ‘Man I can’t believe you didn’t throw a receipt.’ And he laughed because his job was to take care of me.”

Austin’s potential return to the ring is always a hot topic among wrestling fans, and his comments have only added fuel to the fire.

While it remains to be seen whether he will actually step back into the ring, his name alone is enough to generate excitement among WWE fans. As WrestleMania 40 is still a year away, there is plenty of time for speculation about Austin’s potential involvement in the event.

Do you think Steve Austin will have a match at WrestleMania 40? Would you like to see him return to the ring, or do you think he should remain retired? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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