Stone Cold Steve Austin tells Rooney: Dump The Wig

The WWE wrestler cracked a joke about the England international’s hairline during an online exchange relating to a proposed tag-team match at Wrestlemania


Wayne Rooney could be the unlikeliest Wrestlemania star in history, after WWE Superstar Bad News Barrett challenged the Manchester United captain to a tag-team match alongside Kevin Davies and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Rooney earned a controversial penalty in the final moments of United’s 3-1 win over Preston in the FA Cup in midweek, sending Wade Barrett – a Preston fan – into a rage.

And the current WWE Intercontinental champion wasted little time in voicing his discontent on Twitter, writing: “How about that Wayne Rooney dive vs PNEFC? He won’t need to dive when I catch up with him.”

How about that @WayneRooney dive vs @PNEFC? He won’t need to dive when I catch up with him.. #BullHammer #BNB

— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) February 17, 2015

Rooney, never one to shirk a challenge, responded, and called in the help of a WWE Hall of Famer, writing: “I’ll get Stone Cold Steve Austin out of retirement for you.”

@WadeBarrett ill get stone cold Steve Austin out of retirement for you. Haha

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 17, 2015

With a dream match seemingly on, Barrett called in the help of Preston striker Davies – who said he would undergo a rigorous training camp in order to get himself ready for the ‘Biggest Show in Sports Entertainment’.

“You and Steve Austin vs me and Kevin Davies at Wrestlemania in 6 weeks. Get it booked Vince McMahon,” Barrett added.

Austin – a six-time WWE champion – then waded in, and jokingly told Rooney to “embrace the baldness” that endeared him to so many wrestling fans, before the two showed a glimpse of what may be to come by both tweeting ‘Stone Cold’s’ catchphrase, with Rooney writing: “And that’s the bottom line. Cause Stone Cold said so.”

@Robbanks1979 @WadeBarrett @WayneRooney @Kevin__Davies @VinceMcMahon Embrace the baldness. And that’s the bottom line…

— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) February 17, 2015

@steveaustinBSR that’s the bottom line. Cause stone cold said so

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 18, 2015

Wrestlemania 31 takes place on March 29 at Levi’s Stadium in California – the same day that Preston take on Fleetwood Town, and two days after England’s clash with Lithuania.

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