Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Fame Mick Foley who is a former three times WWE World Champion recently talked about another WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin and explained why he did not want to see him return to action once again.
Stone Cold Steve Austin was forced to take retirement from ending action back in 2003 after an old neck injury became deadly. His last WWE match took place at WrestleMania XIX against his old rival The Rock. He lost the match and that was pretty much it for his in ring career. It was heartbreaking for the world of professional wrestling. Fans still could not believe that he had to take retirement at such a young age.
Mick Foley Explains Why He Does Not Want Steve Austin To Wrestle Again
But he finally made his in ring return to action after 19 years when he went one on one with the former WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens. It was the It was WrestleMania 38, fans were waiting for the World Championship unification match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. But the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin came absolutely out of nowhere. WWE did not announce the match earlier either. It was a such a feel good moment for everyone.
Everybody expected that this would be his last ever match as he was already 57 and past his prime. But according to the recent rumours, he is ready for another in ring return. He is rumoured to have one last match at WrestleMania 39. A number of names have already been rumoured about who could be his WrestleMania 39 opponent. Even if he wrestles and WrestleMania 39, this might be his last ever match.
Mick Foley who is a former three times WWE World Champion recently spoke on his Foley is Pod Podcast where he talked about another WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin and explained why he did not want to see him return to action once again. He said;
“No. He had the swan song and it was a tremendous swan song. It was my favorite match of the night just because Steve went and did so much more than anybody thought he would. Then Kevin Owens deserves some type of award. I don’t know if the Nobel Peace Prize went to Kevin Owens last year.
“I could argue he should have won it just for single-handedly carrying that angle. Steve wasn’t even on TV. I think he did one promo by remote. Owens calling the Texas landscape flat and uninspired is just a thing of beauty. Then the next night trying to create an excuse for his loss by saying not only was he lifting weights, he was lifting a lot of weights.
“Man, there’s a lot you can learn from watching how that program was done, but the main ingredient is that your guy coming back has to be able to deliver on a level or exceed the level that is expected. Steve did such a fantastic job. Of course, people would love to see him and The Rock, but not as much as they’d love to see Rock and Roman, in my opinion.”
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