• Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals Why He Wasn’t A Part Of WrestleMania 39
During a recent interview with WESH2, WWF Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin revealed why he wasn’t a part of this year’s WrestleMania 39 premium-live-event on April 1st & April 2nd at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
The 2009 WWE Hall of Famer said he was busy filming his upcoming show ‘Stone Cold Takes on America’ (which will premiere on April 30th on A&E):
“They approached me about wrestling at WrestleMania 39. I thought, what I did with Kevin (Owens), that was a great sendoff because I started in Dallas, got a chance to end in Dallas.
The way we framed that match, too much wasn’t expected.
I got approached to be part of 39, but the schedule of filming, I told WWE ‘I don’t know what my life looks like until we get into production and knowing if I can train for WrestleMania 39’.
We finished this show about 5 to 7 days before WrestleMania.
There is no way, traveling all over God’s creation in an RV with a 35-pound dumbbell, a 45-pound sandbag and some kettlebells, that I could have gotten in that kind of shape.
In the future, I’m not saying I will get back in the ring, but like I said at 38, if the stars align, anything could happen.”
Steve Austin ended up wrestling an impromptu ‘No Holds Barred’ match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38, which he won via pinfall after 13 minutes and 55 seconds.
Austin is now teasing having a match at WrestleMania 40 in 2024. Tap here to read.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 27, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR *DX Invades WCW*
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 22: Over the Edge’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Ken Shamrock & Owen Hart vs. The Nation of Domination
The Headbangers vs. Terry Funk & Too Cold Scorpio
Bradshaw vs. Jeff Jarrett
The Disciples Of Apocalypse vs. New Age Outlaws
The Undertaker vs. Barry Windham
WWF World Heavyweight Title: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. TAFKA Goldust