Immediately following Raw tonight, Brock Lesnar meets “Stone Cold” Steve Austin face-to-face for a no-holds barred interview on the Stone Cold Podcast. There are people in WWE who believe the interview is a work, with a real purpose to set up a match at WrestleMania 32.
“People in the company believe everything is a work,” Dave Meltzer said on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, “There are smart guys who expect it.”
Austin has denied time and time again that he’ll be wrestling at WrestleMania 32, but it could be that he is just working his fans. We’ll know for sure if it is or isn’t a work after the podcast. Meltzer, however, says, “if it doesn’t happen on the podcast, it isn’t happening.”
Austin did tease the match with Paul Heyman on the podcast over the summer. Vince McMahon was reportedly furious at the time, verbally scolding both men afterwards. The question is, was McMahon mad because it isn’t happening, or was he mad because he wanted to save the surprise?
All will become clear tonight.