Multiple WWE Hall of Famers returned to WWE TV in Dallas on Monday night, most notably Stone Cold Steve Austin. The six-time WWE Champion kicked off “Monday Night Raw,” appearing on the show for the first time in over four years.
Stone Cold’s music played to start “Raw,” as Austin made his way to the ring to introduce The Undertaker, who’s set to have a match with Brock Lesnar at Hell in a Cell on Sunday. Austin was in the building because he would interview Lesnar three hours later on his podcast, which aired on the WWE Network.
Austin has done a few interviews on the WWE Network, speaking with the likes of Vince McMahon, Triple H and Paul Heyman. But Monday’s return was the first time he appeared in front of a live WWE crowd since WrestleMania 30 when he kicked off the show with Hulk Hogan and The Rock.
There has been speculation that Austin might return for a match at WrestleMania 32, possibly against Lesnar. But Stone Cold has continued to reiterate that his wrestling career is over, and since there was no mention of a match on his podcast with Lesnar, the chances of Austin lacing up his boots again appear to be slim to none.
Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair also appeared on “Raw.” HBK had a confrontation with Seth Rollins, while Flair introduced Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.