Kevin Owens Learned In January About Plans For Steve Austin's Return

Kevin Owens is set to welcome Steve Austin onto the KO Show at WrestleMania 38.

While teaming with Seth Rollins on WWE Raw earlier this year, Owens began taking shots at Texas, the host state for WrestleMania and the home state of Austin. When Owens was without a path to WrestleMania, he invited Austin to join him on the KO Show.

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Austin accepted the invitation on March 8.

Speaking to Pat LaPrade of TVA Sports, Owens detailed when he found out he would be seeing Austin at WrestleMania 38.

“Usually, in November I start asking questions, to try to find ideas and see if they have ideas. This year, I took a different approach. I had just signed my contract, I had my history with Seth Rollins so I thought to myself that I was in a good position. So I started asking questions in January and when I spoke to Vince (McMahon), he was the one who told me that his plan was to bring Austin back for a night and that would be with me. I was super happy! When it's not 100% announced, things can always change. But one week before the event, I fully realize it and I can't wait," exclaimed Owens.

Fightful Select reported on February 14 that WWE had made overtures towards Austin for a return.

While it's not being billed as an official match, Austin promises to unleash a can of whoop ass on Owens. Austin hasn't wrestled since WrestleMania 19 when he lost to The Rock.

Austin recently said that he's making this return "for him." You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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