WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin is considered as one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step in the ring. The Texas Rattlesnake never disappointed fans when it comes to his WrestleMania matches. Stone Cold has headlined WrestleMania a total of three times before getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009.
Below is the list of all WWE WrestleMania matches of Stone Cold Steve Austin, along with the win-loss record.
1. Stone Cold vs Savio Vega – WrestleMania XII
Steve Austin made his WrestleMania debut back in 1996 at WrestleMania XII against Savio Vega. This came off a short feud between Austin and Vega, where they fought to a double count-our on RAW. Ted DiBiase was still playing the role of Stone Cold’s manager at his first appearance at The Show of the Shows despite him leaving “The Ringmaster” gimmick behind.
Austin worked Vega’s arm throughout the match. Vega tried to rally late in the match, but then caught the referee with a spinning wheel kick. Dibiase handed Austin the Million Dollar belt for Austin to hit Vega with it twice. Dibiase woke up the referee as Austin put Vega in a choke to get a stoppage win.
Winner – Steve Austin(Wins – 1, Losses – 0)
2. Stone Cold vs Bret Hart – No Disqualification Submission Match – WrestleMania 13
Stone Cold faced Bret Hart in a submission match in his second WrestleMania match. Their rivalry began after Steve Austin won the 1996 King of the Ring tournament. Austin began to taunt Hart right after winning the tournament. They were also the last two participants of the 1997 Royal Rumble match where Hart eliminated Austin but the officials didn’t see it. So, Austin came back and eliminated Bret Hart to win the match.
Former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock served as the special guest referee for Steve Austin vs Bret Hart No Disqualification Submission match at WrestleMania 13. With the No-DQ stipulation, both men used steel steps, barriers and other foreign objects to hurt each other. Bret Hart worked on Austin’s leg during the match to soften it up for Sharpshooter. But, Austin refused to submit when put in Sharpshooter and passed out. Shamrock awarded the match to Bret Hart, but Hart refused to let go.
A double turn took place during this angle as Hart attacked Austin with chairs after the match, inciting boos from the crowd. Shamrock took down Hart with a waist lock takedown to stop him. Austin also hit a stunner on a ringside referee when he tried to save Hart from his attack.
Winner – Bret Hart(Wins – 1, Losses – 1)
3. Stone Cold vs Shawn Michaels(c) – WWF Championship – WrestleMania 14
At WrestleMania 14, Stone Cold Steve Austin headlined WrestleMania for the very first time. Austin won the 1998 Royal Rumble and earned the right to challenge Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship at the grandest stage of them all. Legendary Boxer Mike Tyson served as the ring enforcer for this match. During the build-up, Austin would feud with Michaels and his D-Generation-X stable. Tyson would also be revealed to have joined DX.
Both men went back and forth during the match with Tyson, Triple H and Chyna at ringside. Austin ended up attacking Chyna and Triple H only for Michaels to attack him. As Austin tried to reverse a sleeper hold, he pushed Michaels into the referee. Austin then caught Michaels Sweet Chin Music, spun him up, and hit a Stunner. With the referee still down, Mike Tyson got into the ring to quickly count to three for Austin to hand him his first WWF Championship. After this, Tyson revealed his Austin 3:16 shirt, revealing that he double-crossed Michaels and DX.
Winner – Steve Austin(Wins – 2, Losses – 1)
4. Stone Cold vs The Rock(c) – No Disqualification Match for WWF Championship – WrestleMania 15
Stone Cold’s match at WrestleMania 15 was a culmination of storylines against The Rock and Vince McMahon. His rivalry with Mr McMahon started just after his match at previous year’s WrestleMania. McMahon wanted him to control his rebellious nature and become a “Corporate Champion.” Austin responded with a stunner to McMahon. The storyline continued over the year and The Rock ended up winning the title at Survivor Series.
Vince McMahon tried to sabotage Austin’s chances of winning the Royal Rumble by putting him at #1. Shawn Michaels, now in the Commissioner role, put McMahon in the match at #2. Austin was attacked by the Corporation and was taken to hospital. He returned in the final moments, only to be distracted by The Rock and getting eliminated by McMahon. Austin then defeated McMahon in a steel cage match after Paul Wight attacked him and caused him to land on the floor first.
The match at WrestleMania was announced as a No-Disqualification match. McMahon named himself as the special guest referee, but his decision was overridden by Shawn Michaels, who also barred The Corporation from ringside. In a back and forth match, Austin kicked out of Rockbottom. With the referee down, Vince came out to join the Rock in the attack. Mankind was sent out as the special guest referee and threw McMahon out of the ring. Austin then defeated Rock by countering a Rockbottom with a stunner for the pin.
Winner – Steve Austin(Wins – 3, Losses – 1)
5. Stone Cold vs The Rock(c) – WWF Championship No Disqualification Match – WrestleMania 17
On the road to WrestleMania 17, Austin once again won the Royal Rumble match and earned the right to challenge the Rock at WrestleMania to setup a rematch. Vince McMahon, who was still playing heel to Austin, assigned Austin’s wife as Rock’s manager to rile him up. As several brawls between Rock and Austin continued, McMahon fired Debra as the assistant to stop the brawls.
No Disqualification stipulation was added to the match right before the superstars were introduced. Rock and Austin mostly brawled in the initial part of the match. After countering a sharpshooter, Austin put Rock in the Million Dollar Dream submission move, signalling a heel turn. As McMahon walked out to the ringside, Rock hit Stone Cold with a stunner. Rock followed with a People’s Elbow but McMahon pulled him out before the pin.
Both men traded Rockbottom, before Rock attacked McMahon. Austin then hit a stunner on Rock, only for the Rock to kick out of the pin. After this, McMahon handed Austin a steel chair, completing a double turn for Austin to be a heel now and Rock to be a babyface. Stone Cold hit Rock with the chair a total of sixteen times to win and pinned him to win the WWF Championship once again.
Winner – Steve Austin(Wins – 4, Losses – 1)
6. Stone Cold vs Scott Hall – WrestleMania 18
The rivalry between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Scott Hall started when the former refused a gift of beer from the nWo. As a result, the latter cost Austin the WWF Championship match against Chris Jericho, and they even painted nWo initials on Austin’s back. Steve Austin took his revenge by painting 3:16 on the back of Scott Hall.
During the match, Kevin Nash was present at Hall’s corner. Kevin Nash interfered in the match several times, but then the WWE officials forced him to leave from the ringside. After that, Scott Hall delivered a Stunner to Austin, but Austin managed to kicked out of the pin. Stone Cold responded with two Stunners on Hall to get the pin and the win.
Winner – Steve Austin(Wins – 5, Losses – 1)
7. Stone Cold vs The Rock – WrestleMania 19
Stone Cold Steve Austin faced The Rock for the third time at the grandest stage of them all at WrestleMania 19. It was Steve Austin’s final wrestling match as well. Stone Cold was the babyface entering this match whereas the Rock was portraying his character’s Hollywood heel version. After fans voted for Austin as the Superstar of the Decade, The Rock challenged him for a match at WrestleMania 19.
This wasn’t the best Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock match, but it still delivered. Both the fighters once again used each other’s finishers during the match which was quite exciting to see. Rock worked on Austin’s leg throughout the match, but it took three Rockbottom for Austin to be finally defeated at WrestleMania for the first time in 6 years.
Winner – The Rock(Wins – 5, Losses – 2)
8. Stone Cold vs Kevin Owens – WrestleMania 38
Winner – Stone Cold(Wins – 6, Losses – 2)