WWE tried their best to lock “Stone Cold” Steve Austin into WrestleMania match, but that couldn’t happen. He rejected a pitch to face Brock Lesnar at the showcase of the immortals, but the company hasn’t lost hope that he will appear at WrestleMania 39.

According to Sean Sapp in a report behind Fightful’s paywall, WWE has made pitches to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin since last year. Steve Austin is in great shape, so he could wrestle a match. Apparently, he hasn’t agreed to anything just yet.

We’ve been told and reported that multiple pitches have been made to Steve Austin since last year. WWE sources believe he’s been open-minded to the possibility of wrestling another match for the right situation and right money, but the offers so far haven’t seemed like either of those. Sources familiar with the situation told us that Austin was pitched a match with Brock Lesnar last summer or fall, but the money associated was a non-starter. Later on, Austin was offered a significantly higher amount to possibly face Roman Reigns, and we’re just told he didn’t get back to WWE on it.

Of late, we’ve heard that a very in-shape Steve Austin was made additional pitches to get on the show, but not for necessarily marquee matches. LA Knight was a name rumored online, and we can confirm that’s at least been pitched. However, nobody close to Austin or in WWE have been able to verify that it’s happening as of yet.


It was also noted that, “Steve Austin is scheduled to do some WWE-related promotional work for WWE 2K soon.” So, fans might see the Texas Rattlesnake soon as part of that promotional campaigne.

We will have to see if Steve Austin wrestles again. He did work a match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38, but he rejected another opportunity in the Summer, and it appears that Austin will also sit out this year for the show of shows.

Who would you like to see Steve Austin wrestle next? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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