Steve Austin Says He Could Get More Out of a Match With CM Punk Than Anyone Else
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.04.2014
- Steve Austin recently spoke about working with CM Punk and more. Here are the highlights…
On Working With The Rock: "We just tore into each other," remembered Austin. "Any time we stepped into the ring, good things were going to happen. That's a testament to chemistry, mutual respect, and our desire to prove we're the best. People were going to leave damn sure getting their money's worth."
On WrestleMania 14 vs. Shawn Michaels: "Shawn was in a bad way," said Austin. "He was in a bad place in his head, and along with his bad back came a bad attitude. I remember telling Vince McMahon right after, ‘That match was half-ass,' but Vince told me, ‘We got that done and it's over with. Now we're going to take off and put the jets to the rocket.'"
On Not Wrestling Hulk Hogan:"I don't know what the hell was in my head," said Austin. "I didn't really care to work with him. At the time, I just didn't really think that much of Hogan. I was caught up living pretty fast and being Stone Cold and didn't care for it to happen."
On Working With CM Punk: "I could get more out of that guy than anybody else walking Planet Earth," said Austin. "He could have that ultimate ‘Come to Jesus' meeting with me. Punk's been around for a long time and he's a smart guy, but he never stepped into a damn squared circle with the intensity of a guy like Stone Cold Steve Austin."