CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin Is Going to Happen at WWE WrestleMania 28

Adam PearsonContributor IAugust 11, 2011

CM Punk will face off against Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 28 in Miami, Fla.  You read it here first.

No, this is not breaking news, but that doesn't mean I can't speculate or make an educated prediction.  After all, Stone Cold Steve Austin has apparently started changing his tune about a return to the ring.

For years, Austin has been asked time and time again if he would ever return to the ring, and he almost always provided the same answer about moving on from wrestling to pursue a career in acting.  Finally, it seems as though Stone Cold is getting the itch again.

During a recent interview with G4's "Attack of the Show," Stone Cold Steve Austin was asked point blank about facing CM Punk at WrestleMania 28, and his answer floored me.  Here is a link to the video:

Hmm...that's a bit different from the usual answer isn't it?  Austin said he was riding the fence on the issue, but the only way he could possibly ride the fence is if the WWE approached him about the match.  

Not only that, but Austin went on to say that CM Punk is the hottest thing in the business right now, and if he were to have one last match, "that would be the way to go."

Can you imagine John Cena vs. The Rock and CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same card?  The straight edge superstar going toe to toe with the beer-drinking SOB?

It's going to happen.  It has to happen.  It just makes sense, and I think Vince McMahon is smart enough to realize that.

Make it happen, Vince!