The Boston Herald posted a new Steve Austin interview promoting this Sunday's WrestleMania XXX event. Austin had plenty to say about his previous 'Mania experiences, including his notorious battles with The Rock, a "mediocre" bout with Shawn Michaels, and more.
Stone Cold also talked about CM Punk's departure from WWE and how things could have been if he had the chance to get in the ring with him, as many previous reports suggested was possible at one point.
Here are some of the highlights from the piece:
On his WM battles 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 his WrestleMania 14 match with 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 a dream match 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.”
Steve Austin also discussed not wanting to work with Hulk Hogan, a dream match Vince McMahon wanted to set up at one point for WrestleMania. It's a good read and worth checking out HERE.