WWE News: Update on Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. CM Punk at WrestleMania 29

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2012

Following the success of the match between the Rock and John Cena at this year’s WrestleMania in Miami, the WWE is already hard at work on planning marquee matches for WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey, including a bout between current WWE Champion CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Here are the details from F4WOnline (via WrestlingInc.com) on the chances of Austin and Punk actually meeting in a match at next year’s WrestleMania in a battle of the two biggest rebels in the history of the company.

WWE officials continue to toss around ideas for CM Punk's opponent at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. While Punk still wants the match against WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin, it may not happen. With WrestleMania 29 several months away, plans can and will change between now and then but WWE wants to have the top matches already in place.

If Austin isn’t ready to go for the match at WrestleMania, the next best opponent for Punk would be for him to challenge the undefeated streak of the Undertaker, as the next opponent for the Phenom is still up in the air for 2013.

While his chances of winning the match would be slim to none against the Undertaker, Punk would be a worthy opponent after their matches several years ago, as they battled for the World Heavyweight Championship while both were on the SmackDown brand.

Outside of a match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 29, the WWE could put CM Punk in a possible title match, if they wanted to go that way, against a Wade Barrett or Dolph Ziggler to help build them into main-eventers.

With the dream match between CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the verge of likely not happening in 2013, who would you like to see the WWE Champion face in a main-event match at WrestleMania 29 next April?


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