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Chris Jericho On Steve Austin’s Potential In-Ring Return At WrestleMania 38, Reason Kevin Owens Is Right Opponent

March 15, 2022 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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On a recent edition of The Kurt Angle Show, Chris Jericho discussed Steve Austin potentially wrestling at WrestleMania 38, the reason Kevin Owens is the best person for Austin to work with, and much more. You can read his comments below. 

Chris Jericho on Steve Austin potentially wrestling at WrestleMania 38 and the reason Kevin Owens is the best person for Austin to work with: “He’s the best guy for the job, and he’s one of the only guys for the job because, first of all, if Steve does come back, he’s gonna look like a killer. He’s gonna be so big and so jacked up. He’s not just gonna come back and be there as wearing a shirt and shorts or whatever. You can tell [he’s been training], and he’s always told me, ‘I don’t want to go back as anything less than I was before. And if I’m gonna go back, there’s gonna be so much training going on that I don’t wanna come back for one.’ Maybe he doesn’t come back at all. But if he does, who’s he gonna work? You look and see the guys on the roster. He’s not gonna work with Brock [Lesnar] because he doesn’t need to be getting dumped on his head and nobody wants to see that. He’s not gonna work with Goldberg because you don’t want to put those guys from the same generation out there because I would want to work with other guys. I remember when Matt Hardy came in. I said, ‘We don’t need to see a Jericho vs. Matt Hardy match. We don’t need to see a Jericho vs. Christian match. We’ve seen them. We need to see Matt Hardy and Sammy, and Jericho and….’

On how Owens’ style is similar to Austin’s style: “So, if Steve comes in, the best guy for the job is Kevin Owens because Kevin will be able to sell it on the mic. He can go toe to toe with Steve, and he has a comedy element to him that Steve has as well. He can use that to his advantage, and you can’t do that with Roman Reigns. And Kevin will be able to work with Steve exactly the way that Steve can work his best. Kevin can do some flying and flipping and stuff, but if you ask him, he’d probably rather punch and kick you in the corner, and that’s Steve’s whole offensive plan. So, I think it’s a great idea, and I would love to see it happen. And Kevin has been using [the Stunner] for a while because Steve allowed him to. So, there’s your story.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit The Kurt Angle Show with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.