Recently, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reported that WWE approached WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin about coming out of retirement for a match at WrestleMania 38 in his home state of Texas. On this week’s Monday Night Raw, Owens made derogatory. remarks about Texas during a backstage promo.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated that there were lot of tickets to sell, so, he feels Stone Cold vs. Kevin Owens match is on. That’s the reason why WWE started promos with Kevin Owens about Texas.
“They have a lot of tickets left to sell and the impression I have is the match is on. That’s why he [Owens] started doing the promos. I know that backstage at WWE all day, that’s all I kept hearing about. I heard it early in the day and I kept checking around and more people were saying they heard the same thing.” [H/T: WrestlingNews.co]
“The one good thing about not being on #WrestleMania … it means I won’t have to compete in Dallas, Texas.”
Dave Meltzer further stated that he is unsure if Austin’s return is a “done deal” at this stage, but “people were talking like it was.” He added that Owens’ promo about Texas, in which he said he “despises” the state, was a “dead giveaway” about WWE’s booking plans.