WWE News: Steve Austin Comments on The Rock and CM Punk

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMarch 14, 2012

Photo: crushable.com
Photo: crushable.com

Throughout his career in the WWE, Steve Austin voiced his opinions and ideals, whether the fans or other WWE superstars wanted to hear them or not.

He made his career on being controversial and by never backing down to anyone who stood in his way, and by telling those who stood in his way just what was on his mind.

Recently, Austin spoke about various topics in an interview with The LAW (Live Audio Wrestling) Show; here are some excerpts from that show:

Austin's comments on The Rock:

Talent Having Problems with The Rock returning: "My thoughts on that are, you earn what you get in this business. Rock has earned the ability to come and go as he wants, because the business still needs him, it can still use him, and it can elevate the profile with having such a mainstream guy there.

"I don't know about the promos between John (Cena) and Rock. I think some of them have gotten kind of personal; you wonder how much of it's a work and how much of it's a shoot. At the end of the day, it's a worked business.

"Again, I think it's a good thing for Rock to be involved with this. He's earned his right to come and go and do whatever he wants."

During the interview, Austin also commented on the current WWE Champion CM Punk:

Current talent being vocal to creative: "(CM) Punk was a guy, and is a guy who, man, that guy flew by the seat of his pants. He was pissed off, he vented, he cuts great promos. He worked himself out of a bad situation into a great situation.

"He knew when it was time to pick his spot, when his contract was gonna be up. That guy's been around the horn a few times, and he's been kicked around a little bit. He saw how the other guys were being treated, and he needed, and deserved, and earned the right to be treated in that same fashion.

"Guys, you gotta pick your spot, but you gotta be vocal. It is a very interesting machine these days. They need voices to question them. They need voices to inspire them, or fuel them, to rethink some of the things that they're doing and make it a better product."

Austin along with The Rock were instrumental in the development of the WWE most successful era in their history, the Attitude Era, so it's no surprise that he's in favor of The Rock's return to the WWE.

With Austin being an actor himself, it's also no surprise that he supports Rock's choice to be a full-time actor also.  The Rock and Austin both have paid their dues in professional wrestling and deserve to have additional success in their lives, whether it's in the ring or outside of the ring.

Richard Boudreau has been a Syndicated Writer for the Bleacher Report since December 2011. He strives to write in a professional manner, and to ensure on the subject of professional wrestling, readers get the most up-to-date and informative information.

You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter