• Update On Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Physical Condition Ahead Of WrestleMania 38
At WrestleMania 38, WWF Legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will return to confront Kevin Owens on The KO Show.
This talk show segment will turn into a fight, or even a match, as Austin mentioned.
A mutual friend of Austin and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer recently saw Stone Cold during a training session and he was amazed at how good Austin’s physique looked at the age of 57.
Austin is also working on his cardiovascular condition, because what he’s going to do at WrestleMania is going to be more than just a Stunner.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Austin is going to be shirtless at WrestleMania 38, looking in top shape while fighting Owens:
“There’s gonna be a fight, there’s gonna be a brawl, without a doubt.”
He’s training very hard so it’s gonna be more than [just a Stunner].
Will he do a 20 minute match? No, I don’t think so. Will he go 7 minutes or something and have a brawl all over the place? I kind of expect that, yeah.”
Austin & Owens are currently scheduled to main event Night 1 of WrestleMania 38 on April 2nd.
This will be Owens’ 1st WrestleMania main event and Austin’s 1st WrestleMania main event after 21 years.
Below are Austin’s previous WrestleMania main events:
1. WrestleMania 14 – defeated Shawn Michaels to win the WWF Championship
2. WrestleMania 15 – defeated The Rock to win the WWF Championship
3. WrestleMania 17 – defeated The Rock to win the WWF Championship
During an interview on the Rich Eisen Show, Austin said the following about why he’s returning:
“When I left, I didn’t want to leave. WrestleMania 19, my neck had presented some problems. After I got spiked and dropped on my head back in 97, I had three, four fused up, and it was time for me to ride off into the sunset and do something else.
This comeback means a lot to me as I’ve been getting back into in-ring shape. I’m gonna go out there and do the absolute best I can.
I’m doing this for the fans. I’m doing this for WWE. I’m doing this for me, number one.”
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 50th birthday of “No Gimmicks Needed” Chris Candido (Real name: Christopher Candito).
Candido was in a lifelong relationship with his high school sweetheart Tammy Sytch and together they joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1995 as “The Body Donnas” with Chris becoming “Skip” and Tammy became “Sunny”, before both were joined by “Zip” (Dr. Tom Prichard with short hair).
In 1996, The Body Donnas won the vacant WWF World Tag Team Championship, but Chris left the promotion before the year was over and jumped ship to Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled until 1999 and then joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling for a brief run in 2000.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005