Rumors of Steve Austin possibly returning to the ring to face Brock Lesnar at next year’s WrestleMania 32 event surfaced after Austin cut that promo teasing a Texas Death Match against Lesnar at Mania. According those close to the situation, they knew nothing about a Austin vs. Lesnar match for WrestleMania next year and Vince was very upset because he knew the match would never take place. Both Heyman and Stone Cold released statements that the match would not take place at all but fans and media sites are still reporting on pure speculation. Never say never but in all likelihood with Brock injuring people left and right and Stone Cold having a very concerning neck injury this match has a slim to none chance.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that because WWE is trying to make this upcoming WrestleMania event the biggest ever, Austin would have some sort of role heading into the event.
Regarding Lesnar, Dave Meltzer speculated that because WWE has already done Brock vs. Seth Rollins in the past, and they still want Roman Reigns to be pushed towards the World Title picture, WWE could put all three men in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 32. This could also mean that Stone Cold could be a special guest referee for the contest and may even be involved in the storyline.
Someone who won’t be involved in any storyline coming up is John Cena, the former WWE and current United States Champion will take some time off with no immediate reason as to why.
As of this writing, John Cena is not being advertised for the RAW after the Hell in a Cell event on October 26th in San Diego, and the week after in Denver on November 2nd.
John Cena will be back on the European Tour beginning November 4th. Cena is not advertised for the November 16th and 23rd RAW Tapings either.