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Steve Austin feeling '100 percent' physically after WWE WrestleMania 38 return

Austin thinks he's done with in-ring wrestling but expects to be at WM 39 in some capacity.
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Steve Austin is feeling good physically after making his return to the ring at WrestleMania 38.

In what was his first match since 2003, Austin defeated Kevin Owens in an impromptu no holds barred match in the main event of WrestleMania 38 night one. Austin then also got involved physically at night two of WrestleMania, dishing out stunners to Vince McMahon, Theory, and Pat McAfee.

During an appearance on the Brewbound Podcast following WrestleMania, Austin said he's feeling 100 percent physically after his first in-ring action in nearly 20 years.

Oh, I’m 100 percent. I picked up a little bit of a cold the other day, but I’m back home in Nevada. Shoot, Sunday, I was 100 percent. And of course went back into action on Sunday, did a little extra physicality as a part of the show. But, you know, it’s just an exciting time for me to go back to a business that I really, really love. And, you know, I never thought I’d be back in a ring -- but there we were headlining, main event for the -- headlining WrestleMania for night one. And it was just truly an honor to be out there and really excited to be able to -- just like the last few times I’ve been able to drink our beer, Broken Skull IPA, out in the ring. Couple of years ago we got a lot of exposure from that and just a real proud moment because when El Segundo [Brewing Company] and myself decided to come out with a lager, which is what everybody was wanting, which is really satisfying because I’ve drank everybody’s beer in the past. I’ve been drinking beer my whole life and I don’t speak technical beer language, but we’ve given all those other brands a little bit of a rub by using their beers. So, to go out there and drink our own beer was very satisfying.

Austin was also asked if we'll see him in action again at WrestleMania 39 next year. Austin said he thinks he's done having matches, but he'll be at WrestleMania 39 in some capacity if Vince McMahon asks him to be involved with the show.

Well [laughs], for me to participate in WrestleMania 38, if you would’ve told me, ‘Hey man, you’re gonna be a part of WrestleMania 38. Not only that, you’re gonna main event night one.’ I would’ve said you’re full of sh*t and you’re crazy. and there I was in Dallas, Texas headlining main event on day one, so never say never. But I would really imagine that within the scope of that show, that’s gonna be a big show in a big-time city and it’ll be a two-night event again, so I’m not-- I’m sure I’m done wrestling per se, but as a part of WWE, I can’t imagine I would not be there in some capacity and I’m not booking myself on the show because I didn’t book myself on 38. That’s a Vince thing and I have a great relationship with him and if I get the call, I’ll be there.

WrestleMania 39 is being held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Saturday, April 1, 2023 and Sunday, April 2, 2023.