It’s not going to happen, but “Stone Cold” Steve Austin knows a match with John Cena could have been something special.
Steve Austin appeared on Out Of Character with Ryan Satin, where the pair discussed Austin’s in-ring return and a potential match with John Cena.
“Working with him would have been a real highlight. I had a bunch of highlights and it would have been a real special thing because John — there’s something about John where people get so invested in his matches. He’s a very special talent. It would have been great to have a match with him. Will it ever happen? No. But I think very highly of John and I love him.”
Austin and Cena have shared the ring for various segments over the years but they never competed against each other. Asked if he ever thought he would come back for a match while he was retired, Austin said it was not meant to be.
“No, not really. I mean, names always get tossed around in conversation and stuff like that. I always said I was never going to wrestle again unless — because you never say never, right? Unless the stars aligned properly. They did to work with KO in Dallas, so we did that. It wasn’t really put out like, ‘hey, it’s going to be a highly competitive match’ or people weren’t expecting me to go thrity minutes. The expectations [were set] and I think we exceeded the expectations. It worked for that time and that place, so I’m good.”
Austin explained why WrestleMania 38 made sense, noting that starting and ending his career in Dallas was a big draw.
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