With the company coming off the most successful event in their history, the WWE has a tough task in front of them in attempting to duplicate the success of this year’s WrestleMania next April, at MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and Jets.
Among the matches rumored to take place at WrestleMania 29, the WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin would come out of retirement to face off with current WWE champion CM Punk in a match of two generations of rebels.
With the rumors of the Rattlesnake competing in one final match of his career, what did Austin himself say about the rumored return to the ring and his proposed opponent, CM Punk, at next year’s WrestleMania?
Maybe Punk's not the guy to go against. He needs to pick up his intensity. We'll have to see what I do, I'm happy now doing what I am. In a perfect world, where I could step back into the ring for one last match I would be willing to have that discussion with management. I do miss the business and working a live crowd, going out there and wrestling your hearts out.
In the first line of the quote by the former WWE champion, you could almost take it two ways, as Austin could be truthful in his remarks of wanting someone else or actually setting up a match with Punk.
As a fan of the WWE dating back to the glory days of Austin in the '90s, I would just like to see the Rattlesnake make one more walk to the ring no matter if it’s against CM Punk or anyone else on the current roster of the WWE today.
We haven’t seen Austin in the ring as an active competitor since his loss to The Rock at WrestleMania XIX at Safeco Field in Seattle, in the third and final match between the legendary superstars in the rivalry.
If the WWE wants next year’s event to be a spectacle like WrestleMania 28, the company absolutely needs Austin to make his final match of his career take place in the shadow of New York City at MetLife Stadium.
After reading the comments about his possible return to the ring, what do you think about the dream match of Austin taking on Punk and the chances of it actually taking place at WrestleMania 29 next April?
Chris Humphrey is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.