Kevin Owens challenged “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to appear on the KO Show at WrestleMania 38’s Night One on Monday’s episode of WWE Raw. For the past few weeks, Owens has been railing about the state of Texas, with all signs heading to a PPV match with Austin. WWE released a video message from Austin today in which he accepted Owen’s challenge to appear. Austin first mentioned his last match, a loss, 19 years ago, and he has had to live with that setback ever since. He claims that Owens has reawakened something deep within him that he had buried for 19 years, and that Texas’ trash-talking has attracted his attention.
“This is a KO Show, a match, a battle, a brawl, whatever you want to call it. I can assure you of that. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is going to open up one last can of whoop-ass on you, Kevin Owens, at WrestleMania in Dallas, Texas, where I began my career. And that’s the bottom line, cause Stone Cold said so.”