Wayne Rooney 'Agrees' to Team Up with Steve Austin and Fight Bad News Barrett

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterFebruary 18, 2015

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We doubt the powers that be will ever let it happen, but Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has agreed to fight at Wrestlemania 31.

Not only that, but Rooney is also going to get "Stone Cold" Steve Austin out of retirement to be on his side in a tag team match against Bad News Barrett and Preston North End striker Kevin Davies. 

The dream matchup was thrashed out on Twitter after Barrett accused Wayne Rooney of diving to win a penalty during United's FA Cup win over Preston on Monday night:  

How about that @WayneRooney dive vs @PNEFC? He won't need to dive when I catch up with him.. #BullHammer #BNB

— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) February 17, 2015

Rooney responded with a proposed match:

@WadeBarrett ill get stone cold Steve Austin out of retirement for you. Haha

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 17, 2015

Then the wheels really got in motion, with Barrett suggesting a tag team battle:

.@WayneRooney you and @steveaustinBSR Vs me and @Kevin__Davies at Wrestlemania in 6 weeks. Get it booked @VinceMcMahon.

— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) February 17, 2015

@WadeBarrett @WayneRooney @steveaustinBSR @VinceMcMahon lets get it on!! #tagteam

— Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) February 17, 2015

@Kevin__Davies @WadeBarrett @steveaustinBSR @VinceMcMahon u ready big man

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 17, 2015

@Robbanks1979 @WadeBarrett @WayneRooney @Kevin__Davies @VinceMcMahon Embrace the baldness. And that's the bottom line...

— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) February 17, 2015

@steveaustinBSR that's the bottom line. Cause stone cold said so

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 18, 2015

@WayneRooney @WadeBarrett @steveaustinBSR @VinceMcMahon 6 week training camp starts now!! Ha

— Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) February 17, 2015

It seems unlikely Louis van Gaal will allow his captain to fly off to Santa Clara for such a matchup, but we can always dream.  

If @WayneRooney and @WadeBarrett clash at #WrestleMania http://t.co/QoKd9KOAP9 https://t.co/5FTqJF3p69

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 18, 2015

@WayneRooney @WadeBarrett Posters sorted ;) #Wrestlemania #BNB pic.twitter.com/EX0PZGPKhL

— Mal Campbell (@Malkatron) February 17, 2015



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