Steve Austin: ‘My Days In The Ring Are Done’

If you enjoyed watching “Stone Cold” Steve Austin battle Kevin Owens in the main event of WWE WrestleMania 38 Night One, give me a “Hell yeah!” In mind head, you just did that, and, if you didn’t, shame on you. That match ruled and gave everyone a hunger for more Austin kick-assery back inside the WWE ring. Unfortunately, it looks like mudholes may be kept wet because Austin’s days stomping them dry as an active competitor, appears to be done.

“You have to understand that I retired in 2003, so it’s been a long time, so I’m over it,” Austin told NBC Los Angeles. “But when I walked away from the business of Sports Entertainment I endeavored into other things: I work with Kawasaki motor sports on the side by side division, I’m in the beer business, and I do other things.

“Coming back to do something from time to time is fine, because I love my relationship with WWE, but my days in the ring are done…although, I did do the main event at WrestleMania last year in Dallas, but that was kind of a fluke and we pulled it off. It’s good to be back and see some of the faces. I’m looking forward to the guys I’m going to see tonight, but I’ve been gone for a long time, and I do not miss it. “

Despite it looking like Austin may not have another formal match in WWE, he does leave the door open to appearing for the promotion in some capacity. One rumored use for Austin at WWE WrestleMania 39 could involve him getting into the mix for an impromptu Bobby Lashley and LA Knight match or segment. If that were to happen, it would mark the second time Austin and Lashley have shared the ring at WrestleMania.

Infamously, Austin served as the guest referee for “The Battle of The Billionaires” as Umaga, representing Vince McMahon, battled Lashley, representing former President Donald Trump. Lashley was able to pull out the win for Team Trump and, per the stipulation, McMahon was placed in a barber chair and had his head shaved bald. McMahon must have enjoyed the moment quite a bit, as he brought a photo of it to the White House when he and his family met Trump in the White House Oval Office during Trump’s presidency.

Perhaps Austin and Lashley could find themselves recreating that moment by shaving bald the loud-mouthed Knight? It is WWE, anything can happen.

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