Good friend of Stone Cold Steve Austin and former Hall of Fame commentator of the WWE, Jim Ross, played the bearer of bad news recently to dispel rumors of Austin’s potential in-ring return. Ross took to his weekly blog to update fans on what Stone Cold’s recent comments actually meant.
“Talked with Steve Austin, whose podcasts on @PodcastOne are killing it, on Monday night and was kidding him about him ‘training for a comeback,’ which most fans thought meant Steve was returning to the ring, and, subsequently, ‘taking a bigger role within WWE in 2015.’ I jokingly asked Austin that if he was going to be taking a bigger role if he could get a brother some work because a man’s got to eat!”
“Bottom line is that Steve was talking to a man who used to train with ‘Arnold’ back in the day at the Gold’s Gym in Venice and Steve said he was training to prepare to return to Gold’s Gym to train. They were talking about training, not wrestling, and how working out at Gold’s in Venice wasn’t for everyone. When the fans heard Austin say that he was “training for a comeback” they assumed that he meant to the ring which in turn means WrestleMania 31.”
While Ross has done his best to clear up Stone Cold’s statements, the rumor mill keeps turning strong. According to therakyatpost.com, John Cena sat down with for an interview on October 10th. When asked if he would face the “Rattlesnake” for a dream WrestleMania match, he did not rule out the idea. He stated: “I hope that his return to the ring is imminent. He has been training really hard and is in great shape,”
To stay up on the latest with Steve Austin, listen to the Steve Austin Show–Unleashed! on podcastone.com.