STONE COLD Steve Austin has accepted the WrestleMania 38 challenge from Kevin Owens.
The legendary Texas Rattlesnake became the biggest name in wrestling in the 1990s during the legendary Attitude era.
Austin ended his epic career in the square in 2003, losing to Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the Main Event of WrestleMania XIX.
Now, however, it looks like the six-time WWE Champion may be donning his famous black pants and boots again at the age of 57 in his home state of Texas by KO.
Rumors of a comeback have been piling up for weeks as Owens continued to verbally criticize the Lone Star State on WWE television.
And after he and Seth Rollins failed to earn a spot on Mania by losing their tag team title match on Raw last night, he challenged Austin to come and meet him in the middle of the ring at the Showcase of the to face Immortals.
The event will take place in Dallas, Texas – and it’s now CONFIRMED that Austin will be there.
WWE posted a video of Austin responding to KO calls, in which the former world champion said, “19 years ago was my last match in a WWE ring.
“After three rock bottoms – one, two, three – I lost the match. And for 19 years I had to live with that defeat because I knew my time was up.
“Kevin Owens, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for awakening something in me that I had buried for 19 years.
“Ever since you started telling your fucking mealy month about the great state of Texas, you’ve caught my attention.
“Why do you want to do that Kevin? I think of two reasons. First of all, you’re a stupid son of Ab***h! And secondly, you want to get your ass kicked by Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
It’s not yet confirmed if Austin and Owens will actually have a match, or if the Hall of Famer will only appear as a guest on the in-ring KO show.
However, Austin seems to enjoy doing both.
He added: “Whether you want to call this a KO show, a match, a fight, a brawl or whatever. I guarantee you that.
“In Dallas, Texas, where I started my career at WrestleMania, Stone Cold will pop a last can of Whoopa** on you, Kevin Owens.
“And that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17886039/wwe-stone-cold-steve-austin-wrestlemania-kevin-owens/ Stone Cold Steve Austin CONFIRMS WWE return aged 57 at WrestleMania 38 to face Kevin Owens and blow fans mad