WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is widely recognized as one of the greatest professional wrestlers to have ever stepped inside the squared circle. He retired almost two decades ago and made several appearances on WWE television, but never as an in-ring competitor. That changed at WrestleMania 38 where he squared off against Kevin Owens in a No Holds Barred match. Now it seems Austin had no in-ring training at all for his match.

Despite not having done any in-ring training prior to the bout, Austin’s performance was well-received by fans worldwide. In a recent interview with Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast, the Texas Rattlesnake revealed that his decision to return to the ring was motivated by the opportunity to compete in his hometown of Dallas one last time.

In terms of his training regimen, Austin admitted that he did not have access to a wrestling ring and instead turned to the workout routines of fellow WWE Superstars for inspiration.

He specifically credited Sheamus, Edge, Bryan Danielson, and Becky Lynch for their training methods, with Lynch’s comeback routine being the one that really resonated with him.

“Zero in-ring training. I was doing cardio. Here’s an inside tip for you. I love Sheamus. He’s got a great YouTube channel, the Celtic Warrior workout or whatever he calls it. I got on there. I watched Edge’s routine. I watch Daniel Bryan or Bryan Danielson or whatever his name is. I watched his training routine.

But the one that really got me was Becky Lynch’s comeback routine. So I did Becky Lynch’s routine over and over and over again and then I invented my own out of that. So I was training hard at my house, but I didn’t have a ring.” 

Austin’s willingness to come out of retirement shows that anything is possible in the world of professional wrestling. That being said, Austin made it clear that he has not heard anything about an appearance at WrestleMania 39. We’ll have to see if he will compete at the Show of Shows.

Do you want to see Austin at WrestleMania 39? Do you think he will compete at the Show of Shows? Sound off in the comments!

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