WWE Has Pitched Steve Austin “Huge Opponent” For WrestleMania 39

WWE Has Pitched Steve Austin “Huge Opponent” For WrestleMania 39

Recently 58-year-old Steve Austin began sharing workout videos on Instagram, which led to speculation he was getting in shape for something. And with WrestleMania 39 just over two months away, many presumed it was for an upcoming match. However, the WWE Hall of Famer would play down such speculation, saying he just wanted to improve his body. Now though, it has been reported by Fightful Select that Austin has been offered the opportunity to wrestle Romain Reigns, which would undoubtedly be a dream match few ever thought could happen.

Fightful Select has learned that a pitch was made internally for a “huge opponent” for Stone Cold Steve Austin, which Fightful Select was told was Roman Reigns. We’re told at the very least, Austin’s camp was approached with the possibility of it happening, which was said to have been for “enormous” money.

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It had been thought that Reigns would be facing The Rock at WrestleMania 39, but in recent days it’s become apparent that is no longer the plan, seemingly with The Rock unable to commit to getting in ring shape for such a high-profile match. Thus, it had been assumed that Cody Rhodes, the favorite to win the Royal Rumble match, would take the spot challenging for the top titles in WWE. Instead, though, it appears WWE is looking at an alternative Attitude Era legend for Reigns, and it’s hard to imagine many fans being disappointed if that is the company’s direction.