Stone Cold Steve Austin made a huge return at Wrestlemania 38, as a guest on the KO Show with Kevin Owens. After sufficient goading, he accepted Owens’ challenge and the main event of Wrestlemania 38 was set – an impromptu Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens match.
The match was a n0-DQ match, meaning that anything goes. The 58 year old WWE Hall of Famer rolled back the years as he and Owens battled all around the arena, with included Owens hitting Austin with a brutal suplex onto the concrete.
Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens ended when Austin kicked out of Owens’ Stone Cold Stunner, before hitting one of his own and pinning the Canadian for the victory.
It was Steve Austin’s first match in 19 years, since he faced The Rock at Wrestlemania 19. It was a brilliant match which had fans on their feet from start to finish, and made this years Wrestlemania certainly one to remember.
Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens
Steve Austin himself seems happy with his match against Kevin Owens at Wrestlemania. Jim Ross, former WWE commentator and friend of Austin, confirmed as much on the latest episode of the Grillin’ JR podcast.
The AEW commentator revealed that Austin was “really happy” with the Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens match, and called the match a “masterpiece”.
“He and I talked going into that thing and we communicated on Saturday after the show. He seemed to be really happy and almost relieved that they pulled it off.”
“He and Kevin Owens deserve a hell of a lot of credit for what they did. To show you what kind of ballplayer Austin is, he hadn’t been on the field for 19 years or something like that and he didn’t look like he missed a step. They kept the match in their lane. I thought that was really smart how they strategized and laid out that match. It was just absolutely a masterpiece in my view, and Kevin Owens deserves a lot of credit as well. You gotta have a dancing partner to make these things work, and Steve had a great dancing partner.” – WrestlingNews.co
Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens is likely to be Steve Austin’s last match, and is a fitting end to one of the best runs in wrestling history.
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