Wednesday, October 14, 2015

One More Match: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

Austin vs. Rock
Courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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"Stone Cold" Steve Austin's last match was at Wrestlemania XIX against the Rock.  In the 12 years that have passed, there has been plenty of chants for Austin to have "one more match."  As Wrestlemania: Texas (aka 32) looms there had been talk that Austin would step into the ring and have one final curtain call.  Many speculated it would be against Brock Lesnar.  The Rattlesnake himself has shot down those rumors and says his injury years ago prevents him from ever wrestling again.  I'm still not convinced his finished.  

Oh hell yeah
Courtesy: WWE
Who would I want to see Austin officially call it a career against?  I'm always conflicted when booking a final match.  You want the guy retiring to go out looking good, while putting over the talent who is sticking around.  That's why I don't want it to be Lesnar or any other part timer or semi-regular wrestler.  I think a lot of the younger guys on the roster now would wrestle a much faster paced match than Austin would be use to.  Guys like Neville, Rollins and Ambrose come to mind in that instance.

Cesaro
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Therefore I'm picking Cesaro.  Austin himself has endorsed the former U.S. champ on more than one occasion during his podcast.  Cesaro has connected with the fans.  He seems to be over and ready to take his career to the next level.  A high profile match and victory over one of the biggest Superstars in the history of the business would be the greatest achievement for Cesaro and propel him into the stratosphere.  Kevin Owens and Bray Wyatt are my backup picks.  Who would you pick?


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