On the latest edition of the “Steve Austin Show” podcast (which you can listen to on PodcastOne.com), “Stone Cold” Steve Austin addressed why he did not appear for this year’s Wrestlemania event. “I had a lot of irons in the fire,” said Austin. He recently sold his Texas ranch, and the timing and all that came along with the property sale conflicted with Wrestlemania weekend.
Austin noted that he was invited by the company to the event. He told the person who had reached out with the invitation that he appreciated it, but he was tied up with the sale and the need to move his belongings off the property within a 30-day window of the sale.
Austin addressed his relationship with the company as well. Austin said, “I will always be a part of the WWE. The WWE will always be a part of my life. Man, I’m in this thing for the rest of my life. That’s the relationship I have with the WWE. So there’s never been no heat, no this, no that, no whatever. I’m at a great place with those guys and I’m thankful for everything they’ve done for me, I’m sure they are thankful for the things I did for them. Again, I’m a WWE member for life.”
He also noted that he retained the rights to the name “Broken Skull Ranch” and said there would eventually be another ranch of that name at another location. He noted the travel demand of living in Los Angeles and traveling the 1,500 miles back and forth to the ranch simply became too much.