Kurt Angle's recent return to the WWE has led fans to believe that "Stone Cold" Steve Austin too could make a return on a full-time basis, and the fact that Hall of Famer has made sporadic appearances in a non-wrestling capacity in the past has also fuelled the possibility.
However, The Texas Rattlesnake has shattered the hopes of millions of fans around the world as he has said that he does not intend to return because he doesn't like being on the road anymore.
"I don't like to travel anymore Lilian. It's like when I was still in the WWE and my days before that because I give or take have been in the business thirteen or fourteen years until my neck crapped out and I got out of the business," the former WWE star said on AfterBuzz TV's Lilian Garcia: Making Their Way to the Ring, according to PWInsider.
Austin said when he was an active wrestler he was a "road warrior" who could not live without travelling. "I loved being on the road back in the day you know you're a road warrior, you're addicted to the road," he said.
He also said that it took him three years to completely forget about competing in the ring after leaving the company.
"I didn't want to come out here and get into acting, I did it because I had to get out of the business of pro-wrestling but my point is when you turn back into what I call civilian mode, you know, you kind of lose all that interest in traveling."
Following his loss at the hands of The Rock at WrestleMania 19 in 2003, Austin retired from active wrestling.