Steve Austin comments on a potential match with John Cena.
Austin returned to the ring at WrestleMania 38, defeating Kevin Owens in the main event of night one. Austin had not wrestled in nearly two decades prior to his return. While Austin was the star of the Attitude Era his departure helped transition into the Ruthless Aggression Era, which was led by John Cena.
The paths of Austin and Cena never crossed in the ring, but speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Austin was asked about potentially facing Cena.
"Working with him would have been a real highlight, and I've had a bunch of highlights. It would have been a real special thing. There is something about John. People are so invested in his matches. He's a very special talent. It would have been great to have a match with him. Will it ever happen? No. I think very highly of John and I love him," he said.
Asked if he ever considered returning to face Cena, Austin replied, "No, not really. Names have always been tossed around in conversation and stuff like that. I said I was never going to really wrestle again, unless, because you never say never, unless the stars aligned properly. They did to work with KO [Kevin Owens] in Dallas, so we did that. It wasn't really put out, 'it's going to be a highly competitive match.' You weren't expecting us to go 30 minutes. I think we exceeded the expectations and it worked for that time and place. I'm good."
Cena has remained active in the ring, wrestling at least one televised match a year since debuting in 2002. He is set to face Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39.
Austin recently commented that he hasn't heard anything regarding a potential match at WrestleMania 39. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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