WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin revealed on a recent edition of his "Steve Austin Show" podcast that prior to his surprise appearance at WrestleMania 32, he was actually injured:
"The hardest thing for me was, I went into that event with a torn rotator cuff. I tore it pretty good trying to train too heavy and I figured I’d be able to work around it. What I didn’t factor in was the fact that I was going to need a few working punches to get into a position to throw the Stunners that they wanted me to throw. So, on that first right hand to Rusev, I hit him right in the mouth [or] right in the nose, just busted him open, got him in the corner, and that first punch blew everything out. And so, getting through the rest of it, catching the beers, holding those beers up when you’re in the moment with the adrenaline and all that going, it’s easy to do. All of a sudden, backstage, you can’t even drink a beer, so I went into that with a bit of a handicap, so the thing about it is it was what it was."