Wrestling Legend Explains Why Austin Theory Should Be Steve Austin’s Opponent At WrestleMania 39

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Who should “Stone Cold” Steve Austin stand across the ring from on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” if he returns to the squared circle at WrestleMania 39 next year?

Jim Cornette has an interesting answer to this question.

During the latest edition of his “Jim Cornette Experience” podcast, the legendary pro wrestling personality explained why Austin Theory would be a good opponent for “The Texas Rattlesnake” at the biggest event of the year in 2023.

Featured below is an excerpt from the podcast where the pro wrestling legend sounds off on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s potential in-ring dance partner at “The Show of Shows” next year.

“Well, you don’t want a legends match because then, nobody wants any of the other guys that you mentioned necessarily to lose either. Nobody wants to see Austin lose. You got to put him against somebody younger. You can’t put him against somebody that you want to, you know, build as a main event attraction because you’ve got to beat him but you want somebody in a position to be elevated by the interaction. And I think it might be stretching to say something like Austin Theory because, you know, he’s got all the time in the world to do something else later on. And we’ll talk about that maybe later in the program now they’ve torn him all the way down now they’ve said okay, now we’ll restart him the way we want to, they’ve got to undo everything first before they can start anything. I mean, like you said with Owens It was perfect because he’s a guy that can move he can talk more importantly and you know whether he wins or loses is immaterial to his career but he was you know, in a better place because the interaction with Austin I think, that’s the kind of guy you gotta [use]. You don’t want Austin against another legend, who’s going to do the job? That’s why when they said everybody wants the Sting versus Undertaker. Well, how would you have felt whenever one of the guys lost?”

Check out the complete episode of The Jim Cornette Experience podcast by visiting Omny.fm. H/T to TJRWrestling.net for transcribing the above quotes.