Sitterson: Were you a fan of The Rock?
Punk: I was never a huge Rock guy. He came in and I think my opinion of him was this guy is bland and boring. Itís a credit to him for reinventing himself right on the verge of him maybe being fired, but I just never gravitated towards his character. That doesnít mean it was a bad character, I was just more of a straightforward guy. I liked Stone Cold Steve Austin more than the Rock.
Sitterson: Is there one key difference that you see between the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin that puts you in one camp as opposed to the other?
Punk: Stone Cold being Stone Cold Ė that is who that guy is. He is a redneck from Texas who likes to drink beer and beat people up. The Rock is Dwayne Johnson dialed up a level. Itís Dwayne Johnson trying really hardÖ Do you know what I mean? To me itís just a difference of somebody being themselves as opposed to somebody playing a character.
I kinda agree WITH pUNK. Rock is this guy who will come out and put on entertaining promos and shit, but i honestly don't care that much about him anymore He had a 7 year absense and he finally became the guy who made Cena look bad, which made his return really big. Otherwise Steve Austin is much better IMO. Austin has this presence about him, as Punk said, this redneck from Texas who likes to drink beer and beat people up, he can make for an interesting feud with almost anyone in WWE right now, Whereas The Rock, a promotional hit but really all i think of when i hear of his return is 'He's gonna come out, ditch some people, give us some catchphrases and laughs, and leave, it doesn't sound that special anymore.