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“Stone Cold” Steve Austin says he’s feeling 100% coming out of WrestleMania 38 and to “never say never” about future WWE work. In an interview on the Brewbound Podcast, Austin discussed his WrestleMania return in detail and left the door open for involvement at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles next year.
“I am 100 percent,” Austin said of his health coming out of WrestleMania 38. “I picked up a little bit of a cold the other day, but I am back home in Nevada. Saturday I was 100%, and then, of course, I went back into action on Sunday. Did a little bit of extra physicality as part of the show. It was just an exciting time for me to go back to a business that I really, really love.”
“For me to participate at WrestleMania 38, if you’d have told me, ‘hey man, you’re going to be part of WrestleMania 38, not only that, you’re going to main event night one,’ I would have said, ‘you’re full of s–t and you’re crazy.’”
“So, never say never,” Austin said of working WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles. “But I would imagine within the scope of that show, that’s going to be a big show in a big-time city, and it will be a two-night event again. So, I am sure I am done wrestling, per say. But as part of WWE, I can’t imagine that I would not be there in some capacity. I am not booking myself on the show, because I didn’t book myself on 38. That’s a Vince thing, and I have a great relationship with him. If I get the call, I will be there.”
After a 19 year retirement, Steve Austin wrestled Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38 in an impromptu match after being a guest on the KO Show. Austin won the match with a Stunner.
(h/t Wrestling Inc. for transcription)