• Original Plan For Stone Cold Steve Austin’s WrestleMania 38 Program
PWInsider then went on to provide some more details regarding plans for Austin:
– WWE had plans for Austin to be a part of WrestleMania 38 in Texas since the get-go, when the announcement about WWE’s return to AT&T Stadium was made last year. That’s why Austin was a part of WrestleMania 38 promos and was also shown during the “WrestleMania Season on Peacock” ad during the SuperBowl.
– In late December – early January, WWE pitched the idea to Austin about having a one-time sendoff match in front of a huge crowd in his home state of Texas.
– If WWE wants to sell out both nights at the AT&T Stadium, then they need to sell a total of 200,000+ tickets. Austin being announced for his 1st match in 19 years would definitely help in boosting ticket sales. Right now, WWE has sold a total of about 100,000 tickets (both nights combined total).
– WWE always had plans for Austin to be involved in a physical role at WrestleMania 38, similar to his WrestleMania 32 role, where he delivered Stunners. But WWE then wanted Austin to come back for a match, with hopes that his WrestleMania program would begin at the Royal Rumble 2022 premium live event, but that didn’t happen. Austin hasn’t agreed to wrestle a match yet.
– In case Austin ends up agreeing to have a match, even if it’s an impromptu match similar to what The Rock did at WrestleMania 32, then WWE has already planted seeds for a showdown against Kevin Owens, who insulted Texas and its people on this week’s RAW.
Even if it’s not a match, Austin and Owens might get physical at WrestleMania 38.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 15, 1998) – WWF In Your House 20: No Way Out Of Texas
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 15, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 20: No Way Out Of Texas’ LIVE on PPV from the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas.
Because of an injury, WWF World Heavyweight Champion “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels was replaced in the main event of this PPV by Los Boricuas member Savio Vega.
Here are the results:
The Headbangers defeated The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust & Marc Mero
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship: Taka Michinoku (c) defeated Pantera
The Godwinns defeated The Quebecers
NWA North American Heavyweight Championship: Justin Bradshaw defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) via DQ
War of Attrition match: Ahmed Johnson, The Disciples of Apocalypse & Ken Shamrock defeated The Nation of Domination
Kane defeated Vader
Non-sanctioned: Cactus Jack, Chainsaw Charlie, Owen Hart & Steve Austin defeated The New Age Outlaws, Savio Vega & Triple H