In an interview with The Sun newspaper in London, the WWE Hall of Famer called last year’s Rock-Cena match at WrestleMania 28 “OK, but nothing special.” When the two go at it again at April 7’s event in East Rutherford, N.J.—this time with the WWE title on the line—Austin says in the interview that Rock and Cena need to go “dig deep and up their game” for the fans:
With Rock and Cena at WrestleMania this year, they need to shake it up a bit and maybe throw in some twists and turns. There is still a lot of time to do that.
As for an appearance at WrestleMania 29, Austin tells the newspaper he has not been approached about that. He adds that he will begin filming his reality series, Red Neck Island, in April in Mexico.
In the interview, Austin says he has no problem with Rock winning the WWE Championship. He adds, though, that he was not a fan of the Rock-CM Punk feud, saying it seemed to be “a match for the sake of a match.”
On the subject of Punk, Austin says in the interview that he would not mind coming out of retirement for the chance to face Punk. He says he has “a few more matches left in me” but added that any ring return would not be long-term:
I’m very happy acting and doing what I am doing. CM Punk did ruffle my feathers a year or so back, and he even cut some promos mentioning me. We exchanged some stuff on Twitter, too. I have a few guys I’d like to face, and perhaps he could be one.
Austin tells the newspaper he is pleased with the Hall of Fame class of 2013, especially Bruno Sammartino. He says that Sammartino “was very good for the business and the business was very good for him.”
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