After Owens minimize a brief promo concerning the pathetic state of Texas, Austin got here out to change phrases with Owens, resulting in an precise match.
Austin, one of many greatest stars within the historical past of the wrestling enterprise, had not wrestled in 19 years as he determined to retire as a consequence of neck issues following a match with The Rock at WrestleMania 19 in 2003. It was first reported in February that WWE had made a big overture in the direction of the Corridor Of Famer for an in-ring return.
Whereas talking with The New York Post, Owens famous that he nonetheless doesn’t know the way the match got here to be.
“I nonetheless don’t have a full grasp on how that occurred,” Owens stated. “All I do know is I used to be instructed by a number of folks, from Steve to Vince McMahon to Bruce Prichard, it couldn’t have been anyone aside from you — that means me — with Steve. I’m undecided who advised it, who requested for it or the way it happened. At some point I’ll discover out. However the level is that it’s extraordinarily flattering to me that these three all thought I used to be the only option. There’s actually no larger praise than that for me. It doesn’t get any higher than that,” Owens stated. “I stated it the day after the match: It’s all downhill from right here.”