Stone Cold recently admitted he has one more match left in him, and Seth Rollins really wants that match to be against him.
The word retirement really means nothing in professional wrestling. To put it bluntly, the only way to guarantee a wrestler will never compete again is after they have passed away. The addition of big-money offers to compete on WWE's Saudi Arabia shows has been tempting even more retired stars back into the ring. We never thought we would see Shawn Michaels wrestle again but in 2018, he did.
One of the only big names left to have stayed true to his retirement is Stone Cold. Austin wrestled his very last match 16 years ago at WrestleMania XIX, a losing effort to The Rock. Since then, he has not wrestled a single match. Austin has continually said he would never wrestle again and often tells fans about how hard it was to get the business out of his system after retiring.
Then he made the mistake of admitting he probably has one more match left in him. Edge recently did the same thing too. Since then, fans have been speculating about who their "one more opponent" could be. The topic was even broached during the first-ever episode of WWE Backstage on FS1 this week. Renee Young, Booker T, and their in-studio guests fantasy booked an Austin return match.
Mania ain’t that far away.... 🤔 https://t.co/o8N8gS9U1m— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) October 16, 2019
Clearly, Seth Rollins was watching, as you can see from the tweet above. The Universal Champion replied to a tweet from WWE on FOX during the show writing, "Mania ain’t that far away...." We mean, it is still six months away, but we get what he means. Before you know it, Christmas will have been and gone and we'll be staring down the barrel of WrestleMania season.
As much as we would love to see Austin return for one more match, especially against someone as talented as Rollins, chances are the match wouldn't take place at WrestleMania. Instead, it'll probably be on the card of whatever Saudi Arabia show takes place after this month's Crown Jewel. There is the chance Austin requests to work Mania and not the Middle East, it is an awfully long trip. We'll just have to watch this space.