TMZ passed along the following.

‘Stone Cold’ — Giving the Finger to The Rock

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin rated The Rock’s return to wrestling with one massive digit — but instead of using his trademark middle finger salute … dude gave the guy a “big thumbs up.”

Austin was cruising through LAX yesterday when we asked him about The Rock’s appearance at WrestleMania — and dude had nothing but good things to say about it.

Among the complements … Austin said The Rock is one of his “favorite opponents of all time.”