Re: Rock convinces me that Austin should Never..Ever.wrestle again.....
I see what you're trying to say, that if Austin comes back, it tarnishes his previous work if he doesn't live up to expectations, like Bret Hart and (for some) The Rock.
I won't deny that I would like Austin to come back for one last match, but that's all I want him back for. Let a heel start up a feud with him in a build up to WrestleMania (next year would be appropriate since it's WrestleMania 30), have Austin go over in a feel good moment at 'Mania, and let that be it.
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