WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin made his in-ring return after 19 years at WrestleMania 38 last year, and he reportedly has been sought after for another marquee match.
Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp reported on Monday that Austin recently received "a huge money offer" to face WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in "a major match."
Sapp noted that there is no indication as to whether Austin plans to accept the offer, but it exceeded the one he received last year (h/t Angel Aramboles of WrestlingNews.co). WWE reportedly approached him with a deal that was "not as appealing from a financial standpoint" over the summer.
The 58-year-old has regularly posted workout videos of himself on social media, and he looks to be in phenomenal physical shape:
In his first time competing since his retirement at WrestleMania 19, Austin took on Kevin Owens in a No Holds Barred match in the main event of Night 1 of WrestleMania 38. He emerged victorious in a highly acclaimed match that left fans salivating for more appearances from the Texas Rattlesnake. However, a match against Reigns is a significant spot to put a star of yesteryear.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside News) recently reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson indicated he wouldn't be ready to face Reigns because he didn't feel like he'd have enough time to get into proper physical shape. Meltzer also noted that there has been "skepticism" regarding a match between the two of them "going back a month."
Reigns has been enjoying a historic reign as undisputed Universal Champion. At over 876 days, he has the longest title run since 1988 and the sixth-longest world championship reign in WWE history.
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