WWE has lengthy sought to make Roman Reigns the largest identify in skilled wrestling, and what higher approach to do this than to have him wrestle towards Stone Cold Steve Austin? That proposal may look like an Attitude Era fan’s fever dream, pitting the Texas Rattlesnake towards the Tribal Chief. A current report signifies that WWE really approached Stone Cold about probably working with Roman Reigns at one level.
In a brand new submit, Fightful Select reported the next: “Fightful Select has learned that a pitch was made internally for a “enormous opponent” for Stone Cold Steve Austin, which Fightful Select was told was Roman Reigns. We’re told at the very least, Austin’s camp was approached with the possibility of it happening, which was said to have been for ‘enormous’ money.” Fightful additionally particulars WWE’s a number of makes an attempt to get Stone Cold Steve Austin again in a hoop after a profitable WrestleMania 38 outing towards Kevin Owens. It’s unclear precisely when WWE approached Stone Cold about the potential of wrestling Reigns. Still, Fightful frames the report prefer it was a fallback in case The Rock could not work WrestleMania 39, which is reportedly the case.
Roman Reigns wrestling The Rock made sense on paper. Roman has been claiming to be The Tribal Chief for fairly a while, and it is not too troublesome to think about what a narrative between these two would appear like. With every thing that is gone on with The Bloodline, Reigns wrestling The Rock at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles would have clicked as a storyline. That would not really feel just like the case with Stone Cole Steve Austin.
Austin, 58, placed on a fantastic match with Kevin Owens final 12 months. Again, that was a wise struggle. The present occurred in Texas, and Stone Cold is type of an enormous deal in his house state. That feud labored regardless of Steve Austin not showing till WrestleMania 38, and even then, it wasn’t precisely clear what he’d be snug doing. Getting him right into a match towards Roman Reigns a 12 months later would really feel so much like doing one thing simply to do it. There’s little question that the spectacle could be exceptional. The Attitude Era’s most important star towards fashionable wrestling’s greatest identify. It’s additionally a match that appears higher on the marquee than it could within the ring.
If The Rock is not out there for WrestleMania 39—and it would not sound like he’s—then hopefully, WWE’s emergency plan is not to name up any able-bodied Attitude Era star. That type of knee-jerk reserving is how followers ended up with Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar 162 occasions over the previous couple of years. Too many super-over abilities would profit from the identical spot at WrestleMania 39 too. Seth Rollins, Cody Rhodes, and Sami Zayn all come to thoughts. Getting Stone Cold Steve Austin again for one more match is a no brainer for WWE, however maybe not in a 20-plus minute ‘Mania predominant occasion towards a person who’s 21 years youthful in Roman Reigns.