WWE Rumours: Stone Cold Steve Austin Returning Against Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 39 In Place Of Roman Reigns
There’s a wild rumor going around that Stone Cold Steve Austin is returning to WrestleMania 39 for a possible fight. While undisputed world champion Roman Reigns has long been the ideal choice for opponents, recent reports suggest it’s more likely to be Brock Lesnar. This wildest matchup caught everyone’s attention on the internet.
The last time Stone Cold played Steve Austin at a WrestleMania event was last year. Against Kevin Owens, the Rattle Snake appeared after almost two decades.
He has shown that despite his age, he still has what it takes. The company also managed to garner a variety of positive reactions with the return of the six-time WWE Champion. Because of this, WWE is planning a matchup for the legend on the big stage at WrestleMania 39.
“The match that was played (for Stone Cold Steve Austin) wasn’t with Roman Reigns.
It was Brock Lesnar, but as you can see from tonight’s show (RAW), it’s not going to happen.”
– Dave Meltzer
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— WrestlePurists (@WrestlePurists) January 24, 2023
However, the big budget question remains: who will Stone Cold Steve Austin fight at WrestleMania 39? For a long time there were some theories about the 58-year-old’s fight against tribal chief Roman Reigns.
Regardless, this theory quickly fell apart when Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer revealed that it was Brock Lesnar who was supposed to wrestle Steve Austin and not Roman Reigns. According to him, the following fight has been discussed for several months.
Stone cold Steve Austin
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— Scooter (@AndScooter4All) February 18, 2018
“The Austin match wasn’t Roman Reigns, it was Brock Lesnar,” Meltzer said. “But as you can see pretty well from last night’s show, it’s not happening. It’s not on. Anything can happen now. It’s probably been talked about for months. I know when this Brock Lesnar Gunther thing came up I was immediately told that’s not happening or that’s not the idea now, maybe it will happen now, but the idea was something that’s a secret. Austin was that secret.”
Fightful Select reports WWE pitched Stone Cold Steve Austin a HUGE pitch for a match with Roman Reigns.
I don’t feel it as strongly as I would see Rock vs. Roman Reigns. There is at least one story with the skirt. Austin feels compelled.
What do you all think? pic.twitter.com/NvpvoXSG1b
— Just Alyx (@JustAlyxCentral) January 23, 2023
Meltzer also talks about some possibilities of what could happen next with The Beast Incarnate. The pair could go head-to-head in the Royal Rumble event and their rivalry could grow from there.
While the matchups are yet to be officially announced, it will be an interesting process to see what comes next.
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