Stone Cold Steve Austin Opens Up About His ‘Mania Experiences & CM Punk

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Steve Austin sat down for a new interview promoting tomorrow’s WrestleMania XXX event. Austin spoke openly about his previous WrestleMania experiences including the “half-ass” match with Shawn Michaels, CM Punk and why he never faced Hogan.

Here are some of the highlights from the piece:

On why the match with Hulk Hogan never happened:

“I don’t know what the hell was in my head. 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 his WrestleMania 14 match with Shawn Michaels:

“Shawn was in a bad way. 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.'”

As for the CM Punk Situation:

“Punk’s fed up with not main-eventing WrestleMania. I could get more out of that guy than anybody else walking Planet Earth. 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 talked his matches with The Rock, wanting a match with Vince McMahon at one point for WrestleMania and more. Read the whole article here.

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