Chris Jericho Comments On Steve Austin’s WWE Return

1 year ago by Connel Rumsey

Chris Jericho Comments On Steve Austin’s WWE Return

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is set for his WWE return at WrestleMania 38, when he will be appearing on the Kevin Owens Show, which does not appear to be setting up a match.

Austin has not wrestled a match since 2003, so would need ample time to prepare, even if just for a brief ‘fight scene’ as is being reported.

AEW’s Chris Jericho appeared on the latest episode of the Kurt Angle Show, where he spoke about Austin’s return, noting that he thinks that Owens is the best guy for Austin to work with.

He said:

“He’s the best guy for the job, he’s one of the only guys for the job. First of all, if Steve does come back, he’s going to look like a killer. He’s going to be so big and so jacked up, he’s not going to come back and just be there wearing a shirt and shorts. He always told me, ‘If I go back, I don’t want to go back as anything less than before. And if I go back, there’s going to be so much training going on that I don’t want to come back just for one [match].’ So maybe he wants to come back for two [matches], I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want to come back at all, but if he does, who’s he going to work?

“You look at the guys on the roster, he’s’ not going to work with Brock because he’s going to be getting dumped on his head and nobody wants to see that. He’s not going to work with Goldberg because you don’t want to put two guys from the same generation out there. I work with other guys because we’ve seen [that before], I remember when Matt Hardy came in [to AEW], we didn’t need to see a Jericho/Matt Hardy match, we don’t need to see a Jericho/Christian match. We’ve seen them. We need to see Matt Hardy and Sammy, and Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston.”

Jericho continued on, explaining why he believes that Owens is the best guy for Austin to work with, explaining:

“If Steve comes in, the best guy for the job is Kevin Owens because Kevin will be able to sell it on the mic, he can go toe-to-toe with Steve, he’s got a comedy element to him that Steve has as well and will probably really have if he comes back because he can use that to his advantage, which Kevin will sell perfectly,” Jericho said. “Can’t do that with Roman Reigns. And Kevin will be able to work with Steve exactly the way Steve needs and can work. Which is just meat and potatoes, that’s Kevin Owens. Kevin can do some flying and flipping, but if you ask him, he’d probably rather just punch and kick you in the corner, and that’s Steve’s whole offensive plan.

“That’s a great idea and I would still love to see it happen. Kevin has been using [the Stunner] for a while because Steve allowed him to, so there’s your story. You want a realistic story, you’ve got it right there. Kevin’s also a guy that loves the WWF, he learned how to speak English listening to Jim Ross on commentary. I’m surprised he doesn’t have a southern accent, so he’s got that too.”

Kevin Owens defended his right to interview Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38 when he defeated Seth Rollins on this week’s WWE Raw. Rollins is now without a role at the Show of Shows, though WWE still believes he will be facing Cody Rhodes.

transcription via WrestlingInc.

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