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WrestleMania 30 rumors [VIDEO]: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin appearing in New Orleans? Update on Andre The Giant Memorial battle royal

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Mar 13, 2014 11:27 AM EDT
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"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin fought The Rock in one of the most memorable main events at WrestleMania X-7 in 2001.

(Photo : "Stone Cold" Steve Austin fought The Rock in one of the most memorable main events at WrestleMania X-7 in 2001. (Facebook))

As WrestleMania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on April 6 draws near, the WWE is hopeful to come up with a plan to bring "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in for a non-wrestling storyline at the pay-per-view.

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According to Wrestlingheadlines.com, the WWE is planning for a big push in merchandise sales to go along with WrestleMania XXX and the top four names on that list include Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, and Austin.

Hulk Hogan will already be at WrestleMania XXX as the special guest host and in storyline came up with the big 30-man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal while The Ultimate Warrior will be honored alongside fellow Class of 2014 WWE Hall of Fame inductees to the crowd at the Superdome.

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The Undertaker will be involved in a match with Brock Lesnar that pits The Streak vs. The Beast in a high-profile match on the card. That leaves Austin as the only guy whose merchandise they want to move that the WWE doesn't have a plan for at the biggest event of the year.

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Austin, who hasn't wrestled since facing The Rock at WrestleMania XIX in 2003, has made sporadic appearances in the WWE and at WrestleMania over the last few years, and the WWE is reportedly hoping to come up with something to bring the "Texas Rattlesnake" to New Orleans and the company's most important show of the year.

According to the report, the idea of Austin participating at WrestleMania XXX has been pitched to him already but there is no word on whether or not he'll accept the invite and what exactly he would be doing on the show.

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Wrestlingheadlines.com has also reported that Cesaro noted on this week's German edition of Monday Night RAW that he will be competing in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. It was rumored Cesaro may face Jack Swagger at the event as a playoff of their breakup angle or that the two would be involved with Big E in a triple threat for the Intercontinental Championship, however with Big E in the battle royal as well, all three will probably end up in that match.

It remains to be seen if the WWE lands "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at the biggest show of the year, but the "Texas Rattlesnake" reportedly has an offer on the table from the WWE.

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