– WWE Hall of Famer â€œStone Coldâ€ Steve Austin has stated in a number of recent interviews that he has at least one more big match in him. Austinâ€™s WWE career ended back in 2003 after a final match against The Rock atÂ WrestleManiaÂ XIX, but almost a decade away from the ring has allowed his badly injured neck to heal.
Austin has talked about wanting to wrestle CM Punk if he did return â€“ and both men have gone back-and-forth on Twitter speculating about what would happen if they ever did square off.
Steve Austin Talks About A WWE Return & Wrestling CM Punk
CM Punk Wants To Wrestle Steve Austin At WrestleMania 28
The match would almost certainly not happen at WrestleMania 28 for a number of reasons. First off, the focal point
of WrestleMania 28 is The Rockâ€™s showdown with John Cena. Austinâ€™s first wrestling match in a decade is a big enough event that it could and should be the headline match of any WrestleMania. Secondly, CM Punk is currently a face and the feeling in WWE is that thereâ€™s much more money in a face vs. heel match between the two men. WWE is getting firmly behind CM Punk as one of the top babyfaces in the company, so setting the stage for this match is a little complicated.
Lately, talk has shifted to Austin wrestlingÂ Brock LesnarÂ at a future WrestleMania.
Brock Lesnar Talks About A WWE Return & Shoots On Steve Austin
Brock Lesnar is currently scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem on December 30th at UFC 141. A win for Lesnar would put him back in the UFC Heavyweight title picture and out of WWE for at least another year.
Alistair Overeem Says He Wants To Send Brock Lesnar Back To WWE
On the other hand, Lesnar is not seen as somebody who would stick around UFC if he was on a losing streak â€“ and has expressed interest in returning to WWE under the right conditions for a limited run after his MMA career is over.
While his eventual opponent is still up in the air this point â€“ it does seem that thereâ€™s a strong possibility that Steve Austin will wrestle again at some point â€“ which is a phenomenal prospect for everybody.