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Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals Why He Came Out Of Retirement At WrestleMania 38

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• Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals Why He Came Out Of Retirement At WrestleMania 38

In the main event of WrestleMania 38 – Night 1, WWF Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin came out of retirement after 19 years.

He faced Kevin Owens in an impromptu No Holds Barred match and won.

During an interview with The Wrestling Classic, Austin explained why he decided to return to the ring after almost two decades.

Below is what the 2009 WWE Hall Of Famer said:

“I got a call from WWE. They said, ‘Hey man, would you like to take part in WrestleMania 38.’ It was in Dallas, Texas, and it was kind of a sentimental thing of I played football right outside of Dallas.

I started in the Sportatorium with the world-famous Von Erich family, and what a fitting way… I always said I would never get back into the ring. I was done, but I always said I would if the stars aligned properly and they did.

They presented a storyline or a short angle with Kevin Owens, who I absolutely love, who is golden on the mic and awesome in the ring. Once they said his name, the creative process continued into what it was.

And not for it to not be a full-blown match, but a talk segment that turned into what a match would be.

I love Kevin Owens and I was happy to share the ring with him.”

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 19, 2021) – Old School WWF Jobber Passed Away

On this day in 2021, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Barry O (Real Name: Barry Orton) at the age of 62 due to an undisclosed medical condition.

Barry, who was the brother of WWF Legend & WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr. and the uncle of WWE Veteran Randy Orton, wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 to 1987 and again from 1990 till 1991.

A lot of fans still remember his involvement in the 1992 WWF S*x-Scandal, where he made quite a few talk show appearances as a former victim of Terry Garvin’s harassment.


May 28, 1958 – March 19, 2021

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