Update On Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Possible Return To WWE, Hideo Itami’s Level Of Popularity In Japan

Bill Pritchard

steve austinSteve Austin Return To WWE

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

There have been several reports going around about the status of Stone Cold Steve Austin and his relationship with WWE.

Reports state that Austin is still open to a return if the money and the creative plans make sense. Austin has said that he needs months to prepare if he were to come back, and everything would have to line up correctly for it to be successful.

WWE appears to be making more of an effort to get Austin back, as they have been plugging his podcast on WWE TV and producing more of his merchandise. More specifically, the report says WWE told their distributors to go into ‘heavy production’ of Austin merchandise.

Some are seeing this as a sign that Austin will be back on WWE TV in some role, or WWE will at least renew a push of his merchandise.

Hideo Itami

New NXT star Hideo Itami was one of the most-searched terms online in Japan this week.

Itami, formerly known as KENTA, garnered more interest recently than any of the other wrestlers in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

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