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SK Exclusive: The Undertaker could appear on the Stone Cold Podcast

The return of the Stone Cold Podcast is likely to hinge on whether The Undertaker is willing to stick to his word and appear on the show.

News 21 Apr 2017, 11:33 IST
Could we see Mark Calloway on the Stone Cold Podcast?

What's the story?

The Stone Cold Podcast could return, with The Undertaker as a potential guest.

This story was broken on the “Dirty Sheets’ Podcast, via our “DS Breaking News” show. You can listen to the Podcast, below (length 3 minutes and 49 seconds).

In case you didn't know...

The Stone Cold Podcast, which is hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin, was one of the most watched shows on the WWE Network since the very first episode back in December of 2014, where Vince McMahon was the guest.

However, despite its popularity, it has not featured on the WWE Network since last August, when Steve Austin interviewed Dean Ambrose, in what many felt was the most awkward interview Austin had done. Vince McMahon was said to be unhappy with the episode and the WWE have not scheduled another episode of the show since. 

The heart of the matter 

As we said in a prior article, Mark Calloway appeared to not only retire from in-ring competition at WrestleMania 33, but also laid The Undertaker character to rest. You can read the full article here. 

If Calloway's intention was to retire the character, then this will open the door to Mark Calloway the man being able to speak about ‘The Undertaker’. This will give him the freedom to get involved in a DVD project, write a book and also appear on a show like The Stone Cold Podcast.

What's next? 

Steve Austin will continue to do his podcast for Podcast One, as he currently does. Austin claims he still has a great relationship with the WWE and the door is always open to do more with the company. The WWE recently dropped Legends with JBL, which had a format similar to that of Steve Austin’s Podcast.

Dave Meltzer incorrectly touted JBL as the replacement for Steve Austin.

Author's take 

I'm told that some WWE writers often joke about the fact that Vince McMahon doesn't really know what a Podcast is. However, despite the fact the Stone Cold Podcast isn't really a Podcast, it has produced some great interviews. It should not be canned simply because Dean Ambrose and Steve Austin had no chemistry.

Steve Austin has said in the past that The Undertaker has agreed to come on his show. Now that The Undertaker has retired, it would be the perfect time to make good on his word. With the WWE probably knowing this, they will not want The Undertaker interview airing solely on Podcast One and not on the WWE Network. 

Be sure to check out my Podcast, “The Dirty Sheets” for the latest breaking news, along with rumours and in-depth analysis. It is available via iTunes. 

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