WWE News: WWE Champion CM Punk Comments on Potential Match with Steve Austin

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IJune 13, 2012

After the success of the matchup between John Cena and the Rock at WrestleMania in Miami this past April, the WWE might be planning for another showdown between faces of their generations in the WWE at next year's event.

Among the matches being mentioned for WrestleMania 29 in East Rutherford, N.J., the biggest of those matches would be the showdown of the biggest rebels in the history of the company in Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk.

In a recent interview on the Bower Show on 979 ESPN Radio (via WrestlingInc.com) in Connecticut, the current WWE champion made his opinion known about the chances of the match taking place in the future with the WWE Hall of Famer:

"I know a lot of planets got to align for it to happen. If it was in Dallas, yeah, that'd be great. He's a Texas redneck. I'm a straight edge city boy. So, I think obviously it's a little oil and water. I think that's why people are fascinated by it. The characters -- they don't mix. Put C.M. Punk and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in a room together and both guys come out with black eyes and split lips. On paper, those two guys don't get along.

Later, Punk would go on to make a rather bold statement—which he's known to do—in saying that a match between Austin and him would surpass the success of the aforementioned match between Rock and Cena this year.

Even though it was great to see the match between the two superstars at WrestleMania 29, the WWE should pick Cowboys Stadium to be the host of WrestleMania 30, as it would be a perfect location for a final match for the Rattlesnake.

While the choice of Cowboys Stadium would be more aligned for Austin, the company could also have the match between one of the biggest current stars and one of the biggest stars in the history of the WWE in the shadow of the biggest media markets in the world, New York City.

With the location of the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania still unknown at this point, do you believe the WWE should hold off on the Austin-Punk match until 2014 for the event to be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington?


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