Reports are claiming that Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Brock Lesnar could still happen at next year's WrestleMania despite the fact the former has shut down the idea several times recently.
Many fans would love to see The Texas Rattlesnake come back for one more match at WrestleMania 32 in his home state of Texas next April, but the WWE Hall of Famer has denied the possibility of this happening several times. The rumor has been going around since Paul Heyman appeared on the Stone Cold podcast earlier this year.
Heyman, the advocate to Lesnar, has even denied the possibility of Stone Cold and The Beast meeting in the squared circle on the grandest wrestling stage of them all.
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However, according to NoDQ, Dave Meltzer has said on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that the chances of the match still happening could still be quite high. It could even happen tonight when Lesnar is scheduled to appear on the Stone Cold podcast after Monday Night Raw.
He said: “People in the company believe everything is a work. There are smart guys who expect it.”
"Austin has denied time and time again that he’ll be wrestling at WrestleMania 32, but it could be that he is just working his fans. We’ll know for sure if it is or isn’t a work after the podcast." Meltzer, however, says, “if it doesn’t happen on the podcast, it isn’t happening.”
So if people in the WWE believe the interview is a work, with a real purpose to set up a match for WrestleMania next year, then why wasn't it being announced from the rooftops before now?
This would definitely be a money-grabber as more people would buy tickets and network subscriptions to see this epic clash, and it should have been promoted as soon as the match was arranged by Vince McMahon if it has been arranged in the first place.
The match would still make a lot of money if it was announced this evening, but the WWE has really missed the boat here if the match is definitely on, because this whole prior build-up (if you want to call it that, it's been pretty darn messy for the WWE), has misled of lot of fans into believing it wasn't going to happen.