Stone Cold Steve Austin is arguably the greatest WWE superstar of all time, even though his WWE career lasted for less than a decade. The Rattlesnake was forced to retire due to neck injuries in 2004, and has not wrestled in any capacity ever since.
However, Steve Austin has been readily making WWE appearances in recent times and revealed on his podcast that he would be interested in making a return to the ring. Speaking on the Steve Austin Show, Austin said that several individuals have asked him about a possible return to the ring in recent weeks.
“For the last couple of weeks, down there at the RAW reunion in Tampa, down there at the Madison Square Garden show at Monday Night RAW – people always ask me, ‘Hey man, you’re still in really good shape. You got one more match left in you?’ And I tell them, ‘Man.’ I say, ‘You know, it’s a tough thing to think about.’”
Austin is no spring chicken at the ripe old age of 54, but he is still in good body shape and even took a bump earlier this month. Becky Lynch and Austin shared a beer in the ring, following which, Lynch stunned the Rattlesnake.
The Hall of Famer believes that his body could go through one more match in WWE without sustaining any injuries. He suffered several injuries during his in-ring career and had to undergo multiple surgeries. However, Austin feels better now and says that a match is possible, in theory at least.
“Physically, would I be able to have one more match? Yes, most definitely, and I could make it to that match without being injured. Although the risks are always there, just because I think all of the surgeries, I had… where I had the spinal stenosis, and getting that bone spur taken off my spinal cord – I’m in a good place. Nerves are feeling a lot better than they use to. So, you know, in theory, could I have a match? In theory, yes.”
Shawn Michaels, Goldberg, and Batista returned to the ring in recent years after several years of absence. Could we see The Texas Rattlesnake return to the ring soon? Only time will tell!