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WWE Still Hopes to Have “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Appear at WrestleMania XXX

Stone Cold Steve Austin

WWE still hopes to have “Stone Cold” Steve Austin appear at WrestleMania XXX. A new report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that the company will be pushing legends merchandise soon, including merch centered around Austin, and that he is one of four big-time WWE names that the company wants to appear in New Orleans on April 6.

The report states that WWE is going to make a big push in the upcoming weeks for legends merchandise based on four big names: Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior and Austin. Interestingly enough, WWE is pushing Warrior merchandise more than Mr. WrestleMania himself, Shawn Michaels. It was also revealed that merchandise representing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will not be pushed heavily either, mainly due to the fact that he has a deal with the company that gives him a much higher cut of his merchandise sales than others that aren’t currently performing for the company.

They also want to feature the “big four” at WrestleMania XXX, and with Hogan as host, Warrior present due to the WWE Hall of Fame, and the Undertaker facing Brock Lesnar, Austin is the only one that WWE officials haven’t seemed to lock down yet.

As we previously reported, Austin has stated that he doesn’t want to be in New Orleans for the show unless he has a really good reason to be there and will be used properly. Otherwise, he said that he’ll be happy to just watch it from home. WWE officials and creative personnel are said to be still pursuing an angle to get Austin on camera during WrestleMania XXX.

According to this report, the top merchandise sellers in the arenas currently are (in this order) John Cena, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Batista, Sheamus, Hulk Hogan, Randy Orton, and Brock Lesnar. On WWEShop.com, Cena, Punk, Bryan, Hogan, The Shield, Austin, Lesnar, Undertaker and Orton.

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  • http://twitter.com/pj629 Patrick O’Rourke

    they should make Austin ref the hhh vs Bryan match

    • The GOAT VI

      Hell no!

  • http://twitter.com/pj629 Patrick O’Rourke

    and or the wwe title match

  • gimmegimmekevin

    Nice to see Bryan become the no. 2 merch seller. Honestly, other than a backstage skit I don’t see a place for Austin.

  • Scrapp

    A Stone Cold Stunner to cost Daniel Bryan the match

  • Oliver Queen

    Maybe they can use Austin as a way to bring back CM Punk! CM Punk has been wanting to main event WM, this would be his ultimate test. Whether it Punk and Austin vs a team representing The Authotity (NAO or the remaining two Wyatt Family members) or Punk vs Austin would certainly be epic. The only way Austin said he’d return is that if he liked the fued he be getting into and was used properly. Being an anti authority figure would put him in a familiar role and could be fun for him.

  • matt

    Have Austin stomp on Hogan. Prayers and vitamins vs beer and middle fingers. lol

  • george kehl

    How about AUSTIN and CM PUNK, have a match,a last minute wright in .. After all wasn’t it that they already had some kind of words about each other ???????

  • Anthony Cosme

    Austin and the Rock they both the same, so they both say they love the wwe and entertain the wwe universe, but when the company contact them to appear at any event like WrestleMania, the biggest event of WWE, they won’t do it. Why? Simple,they want a lot of money for it. They look that they get to forget Who made them, because they wouldn’t be where they are now if it wasn’t for the WWE. That’s why i respect them as wrestler but no much as a person. A lot of people bust their asses for 2,000 dollars a month to bring food to their table. And the company like WWE GIVE U THE PRIVILEGE OF MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WENT BEFORE U WRESTLER DIDN’T HAVE NOTHING. And now the company need them to appear at WrestleMania to entertain the WWE UNIVERSE just for 5 minute maybe and Austin say No, now that’s B.S.