Steve Austin is coming to WrestleMania 38.
Austin will be part of the KO Show with Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38 Saturday. Austin accepted Owens' invitation to the show on Tuesday afternoon after Owens issued the invitation in the closing segment of WWE Raw.
While the segment between Austin and Owens is being billed as a confrontation, Austin said, "Whether you want to call this the KO Show, a match, a fight, a brawl, whatever. I want to guarantee you this, in Dallas, Texas, where I started my career, at WrestleMania, Stone Cold Steve Austin is going to open one last can of whoop ass on you, Kevin Owens."
Appearing on The Kurt Angle Show with Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, who has extensive history with both Owens and Austin, explained why Owens is the perfect foil for "Stone Cold."
"He's the best guy for the job," stated Jericho. "He's one of the only guys for the job because, first of all, if Steve does come back, he's going to look like a killer. He's going to be so big and jacked up, he's not going to comeback and just be there wearing a shirt and shorts. He always told me, 'If I go back, I don't want to go back as anything less than before. If I go back, there's going to be so much training going on, that I don't want to comeback just for one.' Maybe he wants to comeback for two, I don't know, maybe he doesn't comeback at all. If he does, who is he going to work? You look at the guys on the roster, he's not going to work with Brock because he doesn't need to get dumped on his head. Nobody wants to see that. He's not going to work with Goldberg because you don't want to put those guys from the same generation out there. I would never work...I work with other guys because I remember when Matt Hardy came in, 'we don't need to see a Jericho vs. Matt Hardy match. We don't need to see Jericho vs. Christian.' We've seen them. We need to see Matt Hardy and Sammy, Jericho and Kingston."
Jericho continued, explaining why Owens will work well with Austin in the ring and on the mic.
"If Steve comes in, the best guy for the job is Kevin Owens because Kevin will sell it on the mic, he can go toe-to-toe with Steve. He has a comedy element to him that Steve has as well and probably really have because he can use that to his advantage because Kevin will sell perfectly. You can't do that with Roman Reigns. Kevin will be able t work with Steve exactly the way that Steve needs and can work, which is meat and potatoes. That's Kevin Owens. he can do some flying and flipping, but if you ask him, he'd probably rather punch and kick you in the corner and that's Steve's whole offensive plan. I think it's a great idea and I would love to see it happen. Kevin has been using (the Stunner) for a while because Steve allowed him to. There's your story. You want a realistic story, you have it right there," he said.
Jericho also noted that Owens is a lifelong WWE fan who grew up watching the product and learned English from listening to Jim Ross.
Jericho made headlines on AEW Dynamite when he turned against The Inner Circle to start the Jericho Appreciation Society which consists of Daniel Garcia, 2.0 (Matt Lee & Jeff Parker), and Jake Hager. You can learn more on the group by clicking here.
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