Steve Austin Reveals His Concern with Returning to the Ring, Addresses Jim Ross’ “Retirement”

Nick Paglino

Steve AustinSteve Austin was a guest on the 200th edition of "The MMA Hour" hosted by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. During the interview Austin discussed a number of topics, and the following are key highlights:

-On a possible return to the ring for WWE, Austin said the biggest difficulty for him is that it took him 3 years to get the wrestling bug "out of his system," and that it would take at least 3 to 4 months to get back to the shape he would need to be in to go at 100%. But the issue for him would be if he does make a return for one more match, then what?

-On Jim Ross' "retirement" from WWE, Austin praised Ross for handling it with class and for taking the high road. Austin once again mentioned that JR will be a guest on his podcast in the very near future.

Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!