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Owens Performs Up to Stone Chilly WrestleMania Rumors
Amid rumors that WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin is space to come support out of retirement to face him at WrestleMania 38, Kevin Owens fueled hypothesis blueprint more Sunday.
When asked on Twitter to comment on Austin’s fatherland of Victoria, Texas, KO responded with the next cramped:
Sounds admire a truly lame space. https://t.co/2aZgz4TP7M
The tweet came on the heels of Owens criticizing the suppose of Texas last week on Raw. Within the course of the promo, Owens said, “I hate Texas and the entire lot about it.”
Within the wake of that promo, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside News) reported of us in WWE were “under the conclusion” that Austin vs. Owens used to be a “completed deal” for WrestleMania in Arlington, Texas.
Meltzer added that whereas he didn’t know for clear if the match used to be a completed deal, he used to be under the “influence” that it’d be going down.
Austin has now not had an respectable match in with reference to 19 years, dating support to his conflict with The Rock at WrestleMania 19. After that bout, Austin retired attributable to neck injuries suffered all the blueprint thru his occupation.
There were teases over the years relating to Austin returning to the ring since then, together with some tense segments with CM Punk and an interview with Paul Heyman all the blueprint thru which Heyman brought up the probability of Austin vs. Brock Lesnar.
Nothing ever came of those teases, but WWE looks to be leaning into it bigger than ever ahead of with Owens trashing Austin’s dwelling suppose.
As a minimum, WWE may possibly presumably perchance even be putting in place a segment sharp Austin and Owens at WrestleMania despite the true fact that it doesn’t end result in an accurate match.
Puny print Concerning Upsetting Location in McIntyre vs. Moss
Madcap Moss reportedly refrained from injury despite taking a frightening bump all the blueprint thru his match against Drew McIntyre at Elimination Chamber on Saturday.
In step with Fightful Purchase out (h/t WrestlingInc’s Kellie Haulotte), Moss is “elegant” and told McIntyre, Contented Corbin and the referee that he used to be good sufficient all the blueprint thru the match after touchdown on his head.
The botched blueprint took place when McIntyre attempted to hit Moss with a reverse Alabama Slam. As a substitute of touchdown face first, the tip of Moss’ head used to be pushed into the canvas.
No topic how unhealthy it looked, Moss continued working and completed the match by taking the pinfall off a Claymore Kick.
Per Fightful, there used to be no heat on either wrestler after the match. McIntyre used to be panicked about Moss’ smartly-being, and Moss used to be reportedly apologetic to McIntyre and WWE chairman Vince McMahon for the formula in which he took the jog.
McIntyre has been concerned with a feud with Moss and Corbin for the previous couple of months, dating support to the weeks ahead of his match against Moss at Day 1.
Moss and Corbin attacked McIntyre slack the curtain after that match, which resulted in McIntyre being removed from tv until he used to be a shock entrant in the men’s Royal Rumble match.
McIntyre resumed his contention with Moss and Corbin after the Rumble, and now that he has one more purchase over Moss to his credit rating, it is some distance possible the chronicle will growth against a match against Corbin at WrestleMania 38.
WWE Reportedly Planning UK Stadium Existing in September
WWE is reportedly space to purchase a extensive match in the UK this coming September.
In step with PWInsider (h/t WrestlingInc’s Robert Gunier), a WWE stadium expose will happen in Expansive Britain all the blueprint thru the basic weekend in September on either Sept. 3 or Sept. 4.
WWE frail to purchase pay-per-views in the UK veritably in the 1990s and early 2000s, then all over again it has been rather some time since that has took space.
The last basic roster pay-per-notice to emanate from the UK used to be Insurrextion 2003 in Newcastle, England.
In 2015, WWE held NXT TakeOver: London in London, but that expose didn’t contain Raw or SmackDown Superstars.
Rather than that, WWE has held a handful of NXT UK pay-per-views in the UK with the most most up-to-date one being NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II in January 2020.
Within the course of an interview with On the support of The Gloves (h/t WrestlingInc.com’s Joshua Gagnon) last year, heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury said WWE had planned a pay-per-notice in the UK for 2020.
Fury said he used to be speculated to face McIntyre on that card, then all over again it used to be canceled attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s miles unclear what WWE’s plans will almost definitely be for the 2022 UK pay-per-notice if it does certainly happen, but Fury vs. McIntyre may possibly presumably perchance be a extensive crossover basic match that would certainly procedure hobby from exterior the skilled wrestling world.
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