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Vince McMahon returns to the ring at WWE WrestleMania 38, Steve Austin appears

McMahon hadn't wrestled an official match since WrestleMania 26.
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Vince McMahon wrestled for the first time in 12 years at WrestleMania 38.

McMahon defeated Pat McAfee in an impromptu match on Sunday's show. McAfee had just defeated Austin Theory when he challenged the 76-year-old to a match as well. McMahon accepted and a referee joined them in the ring. 

Theory attacked McAfee from behind before the bell. With his opponent already weakened, McMahon gave him a few clotheslines and punted a football into his ribs before pinning him. 

McMahon and Theory were celebrating in the ring when "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's music hit. Austin delivered a stunner to Theory before turning his attention to Vince. The two toasted beers together but Austin would eventually give McMahon a stunner too. 

Austin then invited McAfee to join him in the ring. The two of them toasted beers together as Austin's music played. Finally, Austin gave McAfee a stunner as well before the segment came to a close. 

This was Vince McMahon's first match since being defeated by Bret Hart at WrestleMania 26.