Stone Cold Steve Austin has noted that he believes a program against John Cena would’ve been something special.
With Cena joining the WWE main roster in 2002, and Austin stepping away from the ring shortly after in 2003, the duo didn’t get to share the ring with one another while either were full-time stars.
Speaking with Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Austin admitted that he believes that if he did face off against Cena, the match would’ve been full of highlights:
“Working with him would have been a real highlight, and I’ve had a bunch of highlights. It would have been a real special thing.
“There is something about John. People are so invested in his matches. He’s a very special talent. It would have been great to have a match with him.
“Will it ever happen? No. I think very highly of John and I love him.”
Austin has ruled out the possibility of this match happening in the future. When asked if he ever considered returning to the ring to face Cena, Austin noted:
“No, not really. Names have always been tossed around in conversation and stuff like that. I said I was never going to really wrestle again, unless, because you never say never, unless the stars aligned properly.
“They did to work with KO (Kevin Owens) in Dallas, so we did that. It wasn’t really put out, ‘it’s going to be a highly competitive match.’ You weren’t expecting us to go 30 minutes.
“I think we exceeded the expectations and it worked for that time and place. I’m good.”
Cena will be in action at WrestleMania 39, against US Champion Austin Theory.
Amid speculation about Austin’s status for the event, the Hall of Famer has spoken about his previous in-ring return at WrestleMania 38, which you can read about right here.
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