First match in 19-years for Steve Austin’s ‘Stone Cold.’

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The first night of WrestleMania 38 The night ended with a WWE Hall of Famer making a big comeback. “Stone Cold”Steve Austin appeared on The Tonight Show.KO ShowTo close the show, Kevin Owens was invited. Owens challenged Austin for a match. The two contestants competed in a no holds barred contest. Austin beat Owens via Stone Cold Stunner. After the match, Austin enjoyed a few beers and hit Owens with another stunner. 

Austin was last seen in a WWE match at WrestleMania XIXWhen he lost against The Rock. Although he has been in WWE for many years, he was forced to retire following his match against The Rock because of his injuries. In 2019, Austin was inducted into The WWW Hall of Fame. 

“For 19 years I’ve had to live with that defeat knowing my time was up,”Austin made the comment in a Twitter video. “Kevin Owens, I want to thank you for waking up something up deep inside me that I’ve kept buried for 19 years. Ever since you started running that damn mealy mouth of yours talking about the state of Texas, the great state of Texas, you got my attention.  “Kevin, why would you do this Kevin? Two reasons can I think of. One, you are one dumb son of b—. Or two, you are looking to get your a— kicked by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. You can call it a KO Show. I will guarantee you this, in Dallas, Texas, where I started my career at WrestleMania, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is going to open up one last can of whoopa— on you, Kevin Owens. Stone Cold stated that this was the bottom line.”  

Austin was the face of WWE during the Attitude Era in the late 1990s. He won the WWE Championship six times, the Intercontinental Championship twice, the Tag Team Championship four times, the King of the Ring in 1996 and the Royal Rumble match three times. Last year, PopCulture.com spoke to Austin before WrestleMania 37 about the two-night format of the event. 

“I’m still working on that because it’s kind of a new thing,”Austin told PopCulture “It’s different, but with the pandemic, I guess they got creative and decided let’s spread it over two days and give the guys and girls more time. I kind of dig it. I’m down with it.”   

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