The wrestling world was set on fire on Thursday with the announcement that none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin will indeed be appearing at WrestleMania this Sunday in New Orleans. It was first reported by an interview Austin did with TMZ, and it was later confirmed by WWE on their website through a release.
But, people aren’t really getting all that they wanted to see with an Austin appearance at WrestleMania. If you’ll remember, the dream match that everyone wanted to see at this event was Austin going up against this generation’s “Anti-Hero,” CM Punk.
However, with Punk walking out of the company the night after the Royal Rumble over a beef with creative, that match will not happen, but that still didn’t stop Austin from talking about a potential match at some point with Punk, as well as just how great it could be.
“I could get more out of that guy than anybody else walking Planet Earth,” said Austin. “He could have that ultimate ‘Come to Jesus’ meeting with me. Punk’s been around for a long time and he’s a smart guy, but he never stepped into a damn squared circle with the intensity of a guy like Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
Now, it should also be noted that this past week, Austin cryptically predicted that Punk will be in appearance on Sunday in New Orleans as well, although some believe that was just a marketing ploy for the event on behalf of Austin.
If Punk were to return, though, they do need to look into having this match immediately, and on the biggest stage they can find.