WWE is doing something they’ve never done before. They are about to complete the biggest wrestling weekend in WWE history. Not only that, but they brought in a slew of legends. At last night’s NXT Takeover event, WWE legends that were seen include Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Scott Hall, Sgt. Slaughter, and Ric Flair.
One legend that seems missing from the group is the cover athlete for WWE 2K16, Stone Cold Steve Austin. As a man who has denied his return to the WWE ring, Austin wasn’t ringside for NXT Takeover, nor will he be at SummerSlam tonight.
According to Cageside Seats, Stone Cold will not be present at SummerSlam, but another WWE legend who’s already in Brooklyn might appear on tonight’s program.
“Steve Austin has apparently already left Brooklyn and won’t be appearing at SummerSlam. Ric Flair, however, is in town and could make an appearance at either NXT Takeover: Brooklyn or SummerSlam.”
It’s ironic that Austin posted an update on social media about getting a beer with Flair, who was caught on camera at WWE NXT Takeover. The Texas Rattlesnake isn’t protesting the WWE, especially since he came to SummerSlam weekend for WWE 2K16 promotion. He just doesn’t want to wrestle again. On Taz’s podcast, Austin addressed those rumors and shot them down again.
“When people always ask me, ‘Hey, would you have one last match at WrestleMania 32?’ No I’m not. But, I always tell people, I had a gut-full, I had a good time. But, what it would really take to perform at WrestleMania 32 for anybody who has been out of the ring, especially as long as I have, you know, 12, 13 years, you would have to go through a full, shoot MMA-type camp.”
Since Austin is not going to be at the show, only two other WWE legends are possible for the show. The Rock, who’s been rumored to show up at SummerSlam, as well as Ric Flair, who is already there. If the WWE wanted to be logical, having Flair get involved during Charlotte’s match is perfect.
This will be Charlotte’s first WWE pay-per-view appearance, and it’s going to be at SummerSlam. Sharing Charlotte’s moment would benefit greatly for the WWE and Flair himself. WWE fans want to see The Rock more, however, his involvement doesn’t necessarily have logic behind it. Triple H isn’t on the card and Brock Lesnar is entrenched with the Undertaker. Where do both men fit?
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