Stone Cold Steve Austin Doesn't Rule Out In-Ring Return After WrestleMania 39 Rejection

Anything could happen if the stars align

Stone Cold Steve Austin may have turned down the opportunity to compete at WrestleMania 39, but he's not ruling out a future return to the ring. 

Speaking to WESH2, the WWE Hall of Famer outlined why he eventually said 'no' to this year's WrestleMania, while leaving the door open for another match if the timing and circumstances are right. 

"They approached me about wrestling at WrestleMania 39. I thought, what I did with Kevin, that was a great sendoff because I started in Dallas, got a chance to end in Dallas. The way we framed that match, too much wasn't expected. I got approached to be part of 39, but the schedule of filming, I told WWE, 'I don't know what my life looks like until we get into production and knowing if I can train for WrestleMania 39'. We finished this show about five to seven days before WrestleMania. There is no way, travelling all over God's creation in an RV with a 35-pound dumbbell, a 45-pound sandbag, and some kettlebells, that I could have gotten in that kind of shape. In the future, I'm not saying I will get back in the ring, but like I said at 38, if the stars align, anything could happen," Austin said. 

The Texas Rattlesnake's new reality show, Stone Cold Takes on America, is set to premiere on A&E on April 30 as part of the channel's WWE Superstar Sunday lineup. 

H/T Fightful

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