WWE: Steve Austin on No Plans Yet for Him at WM 39, Konnan Confirms Mysterio Induction Talks, HoF 2023 Update

Steve Austin Comments on “Hasn’t Heard Anything Yet” for WrestleMania 39 Match

As noted before, WWE has been working on several plans for Stone Cold Steve Austin to compete in a potential match at next month’s WrestleMania 39 event in Inglewood, California.

A recent episode of The Wrestling Classic podcast featured Austin as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Austin stating that he has not heard anything yet from WWE regarding a potential match for him at WrestleMania 39. Austin also stated that he would rather his spot at the event be given to someone currently on WWE’s roster instead.

I haven’t heard anything yet. We’re about two weeks away. It’s the biggest show of the year. Right now, WWE has as good of a roster as they’ve had since the Attitude Era. They have a deep roster. There are so many guys and gals who need those coveted spots. They have plenty of names and talent from draw from. They should shine the light and cameras on the current superstars.

Austin also gave his thoughts on if he will be making an appearance at the event.

To be determined.

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

Konnan Confirms WWE Contacted Him to Induct Rey Mysterio Into Their Hall of Fame

As noted before, WWE recently announced that Rey Mysterio will be getting inducted into their Hall of Fame as a member of this year’s class. Konnan is currently planned to be inducting Mysterio at this year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on March 31st.

MuscleManNation held a recent interview with Konnan. One of the topics discussed included Konnan confirming that WWE recently held talks with him over Mysterio’s induction into their Hall of Fame.

“Well, I would be very disappointed if it wasn’t me (inducting Rey Mysterio into the WWE Hall of Fame). But, Rey has asked me and so we’re still negotiating and until they put it out there, till they officially announce it, I really can’t say anything on it. But I have been contacted.”

Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com

More on WWE’s Plans for WWE Hall of Fame 2023 Class

As noted before, WWE recently announced that Rey Mysterio and The Great Muta will be getting inducted as members of this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class. Besides Mysterio and The Great Muta, former WCW and WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler is currently rumored to also be getting inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that his sources stated that WWE officials are currently planning for this year’s class to only feature five people. Meltzer reported that of the three remaining spots, one spot will be for female wrestler and one other spot will be for an African American wrestler based on WWE’s current rule for inductees.

In regards to potential names for the remaining sports, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Michelle McCool, Chyna, and Umaga will not be among those inductees based on his sources who have seen the official list for this year’s class.