Professional wrestling legend and former WWE star Matt Hardy who is a former 11 times Tag Team champion in WWE recently talked about the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38 and gave his opinion about this historic moment.
Stone Cold Steve Austin was forced to take retirement from Professional wrestling way back in 2003 after participating in WrestleMania XIX where he faced his archrival The Rock. That was his last match in professional wrestling history. It was a huge disappointment that it was the last match of his professional wrestling career. He could never return to action after that.
Matt Hardy Discusses The Return Of Steve Austin
Austin had been one of the biggest reasons behind the rise of WWE during the Monday Night Wars era. his feud with Vince McMahon and with the Rock became one of the biggest feuds in the history of professional wrestling. He was one of the biggest reasons behind the success of WWE over WCW.
But the neck injury that he picked up in 1997 at the SummerSlam pay per view event against Owen Hart what’s the biggest turning point of a career.This is the biggest reason behind the end of his professional wrestling career back in 2003. It was heartbreaking for the WWE fans that he had to return from Professional wrestling at such a young age.
But the dream finally came through at WrestleMania 38 after 19 years of his retirement. He was challenged by Kevin Owens at the spot in a No Holds Barred match and they had a 15 minute long match. Watching Austin returning to action after 19 years was a treat to eyes. This match will always remain as one of the biggest achievements of the professional wrestling fans ever.
Matt Hardy who is a former 11 times Tag Team champion in WWE recently spoke to The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy where he talked about the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38 and gave his opinion about this historic moment. He said;
“I loved it. I was so happy that Steve got that moment. Steve was always great to myself and my brother, but he was always really cool with me. We had a great relationship.”
“He looked great, like a million bucks. I’m so glad he got to have a match in 2022 and it was constructed in the right way where he looked great in it. I had texted him later that night and then got to talk to him a little later on. So I was very happy for him, and no one more deserving in my opinion than Stone Cold Steve Austin to have that moment.”
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