Austin hasn’t wrestled a match since 2003, and has said repeatedly in the years since that he has no interest in getting back into the ring for even a limited run. But in talking with Heyman, who egged him on a bit, saying at one point that he sees Lesnar as the one guy he can see Austin returning to work with, Austin seemed to get his juices flowing.
Stone Cold eventually admitted that a match with Lesnar “would be something that I would be interested in entertaining.”
The two have a bit of a history. Austin had been booked in 2002 to lose a match on Monday Night Raw to a then-up-and-coming Lesnar, with the idea that the surprise win over the WWE’s biggest star would elevate Lesnar. But Austin balked at the idea and actually quit the company for a time over the push from the office, which came from the top, Vince McMahon, to have him job to the young Lesnar.
Austin has said over the years that his decision to quit over the Lesnar issue is one that he has since regretted.