Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
2nd to last is still midcard, it's NOT good enough. Punk needs a MAIN EVENT. Fucking Miz has main evented WM and Punk hasn't. That's disgraceful, and that's coming from a Miz fan.
And of course Austin would win. He's not gonna put Punk over, Punk isn't a Superman character like Cena. I don't even think Vince would LET Punk beat Austin, even if Austin wanted to lose. I really don't believe it.
I didn't say he's a "weak mid card draw", he's not Sheamus or Randy Orton, obviously. When I say he's not a draw, I mean he's not a MEGA STAR anymore. And he's not. The Rock is. Even Cena is. Hell, at this point, even Lesnar, Triple H and Undertaker will draw more than Austin and it's not good enough, you can't main event a WrestleMania with the kind of business he'll bring in, it's not going to happen. I don't like it but I can acknowledge when somebody's run is over.
Would they make this match a main event if he was wrestling Cena? Yes, but not Punk. Not a chance in HELL.
I don't mean to be rude or anything but....bruh...what the fuck are you talking about?
You can't honestly believe that Stone Cold Steve Austin, the biggest draw of an era that old and new fans alike go ape shit over till this day with nostalgic glee, returning to the WWE to face the WWE Champion in CM Punk, who is heralded and loved the way he is because he's the closest thing there is in the current WWE to the era Austin helped start, would not draw.
You can't be serious.
Saying Stone Cold Steve Austin wouldn't draw if he came back is horribly off base. He'd draw because 1. The WWE would promote the fuck out of his return, ESPECIALLY if it was for Mania. And 2. He's not The Rock, he doesn't need to make million dollar movies to help his draw, HE'S STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN, THE BIGGEST DRAW THE WWE EVER HAD BESIDES HULK HOGAN. His identity is still closely related to that persona, to that time. The Rock worked overtime to distance himself from his "Rock" persona, and Lesnar from his. Hell, in The Rock's case, he even stopped going by "The Rock" and started going by his real name to help soften that link. Austin hasn't done that. He will always be "Stone Cold" to people. They will ALWAYS want to see him in the ring, more so than The Rock.
And as for Austin not losing to Punk? Why would it matter? The Rock just beat Cena at Wrestlemania and it didn't hurt Cena. It was enough just for Cena to be IN THE RING WITH THE ROCK. The same applies here. CM Punk standing across the ring from Stone Cold would signify that he's made it, that he is at the top of the top, that he's seen as one of the best the WWE has EVER seen. The WWE just wouldn't throw anybody in there with Austin, they'd have to be a proven STAR. CM Punk would be a set in stone superstar.
That, and I see CM Punk going over if the match happened...I feel like Austin is far removed from the Brock Lesnar walk out (something he was sort of justified in...not walking, but his position). I think he would be okay with Punk going over, especially if he was only coming back for that reason and not on a permanent basis...