It is news that many have longed to hear. Following his somewhat sombre exit and retirement in 2004, Stone Cold has stated in an interview with a British paper, that he won't rule out returning to wrestle one final match.
Furthermore, in news that could send shockwaves across wrestling, Austin not only said that he watched TNA but also had friends there including those from EV2.0, so could a TNA move be in the cards? It's unlikely if Austin is only interested in one final match, but imagine the ratings if Stone Cold was to return to our screens whilst WWE was still PG.
Questions remain as to whether a return to the WWE during the PG era would be effective for arguably one of the greatest superstars in history. His guest host promo that hyped the Hart-McMahon match was reasonable but lacked the usual energy that we are used to.
If a return is in the cards, and we accept that it's more likely to be for the WWE, it just remains to be said who he will actually wrestle.
Could he fight Cena in a battle of the Franchises? Maybe that long awaited Wrestlemania match with the Undertaker? Or maybe the match involves him taking on his successor, the Viper, Randy Orton.
Personally I would have a preference for the latter, if for no other reason than to expose how the WWE has simply tried to repackage Orton as being some Austin-lite.
Stone Cold to return - if ratings continue to dive, maybe the number to call isn't 911 but 3.16?