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STEVE AUSTIN reckons The Undertaker's Wrestlemania showdown against Triple H saved the event from being a flop.

Six-time WWE world champion Austin told SunSport: “‘I don’t watch all the WWE PPV events these days, but WrestleMania is always a must see.

"The Undertaker and Triple H match made it special. Going into it, I thought how will they better last year? How do you follow something like that?

“But they did. It was at about the 8-10 minute mark when I saw them dig beyond the solid work they had done and pull out all of the stops.

"Shawn Michaels was a real benefit there too. He was perfect in his referee role.

“I believe the match they had was off the charts. If it hadn’t been for it, the event would have failed. It was very average until then.”

Stone Cold added: “I felt bad for Daniel Bryan, as his match with Sheamus was so short and I really wanted him to get the chance to shine.

“He is a great kid and he can work, you just want to see him work and he didn’t get that chance there.

"I hope they use him better down the line as there aren’t a lot of guys that truly work like he does.

“Daniel does need some polishing on his promos, but then so do a lot of the guys there.

“There are a few prime spots for main eventers now and the WWE need to push some guys into them.

“They have Brock Lesnar back and he is a real monster, he also has his UFC success behind him too.

"He is right in at main event level. You have Cena there too and then they have very limited opponents. The job now is to move people to that position.”

Austin himself has been rumoured to return to the main event position for a one-off match, possibly against CM Punk at next year’s WrestleMania.
And although long-retired from in-ring action, Austin, 47, has hinted at returns in the past and enjoyed a playful war of words with Punk on Twitter.

He told us: “Maybe Punk’s not the guy to go against. He needs to pick up his intensity. We’ll have to see what I do, I’m happy now doing what I am.

“In a perfect world, where I could step back into the ring for one last match I would be willing to have that discussion with management.

“I do miss the business and working a live crowd, going out there and wrestling your hearts out.

"I’m still in contact with a few of the guys. I speak to Kevin Nash the most, Nash and I talk about once a week.

“I also keep in contact with Jericho, Punk and Cena, but not as often. I’m not a big phone or email guy and they are always on the road or doing their thing.”

Away from the ring, Austin is enjoying his new career as an action star with a string of movies under his belt.

His latest DVD/Blu-ray release is Recoil and sees him playing a man avenging the death of his wife and child. It’s a thirst for justice that the star sympathises with.

He said: “Recoil is certainly more violent and gritty than my previous movies. My character here is in a very dark place.

“I’m an eye for an eye kind of guy and I feel the justice system, at least here In the US, is too easy on guys who commit violent crimes.

“But I'm through with movies where my family die and I’m in a dark place.

“I want to move away from this type of role and get to exercise a personality.

"I’m working on a few things right now, so maybe you’ll see me doing comedy next — who knows?"
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/4266791/Mania-was-average-until-Taker-faced-Triple-H.html
 

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I agree with Austin mania lacked that spark apart from the taker match and its good to see Austin appreciate Bryans work.
 

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Hmmm, Punk and Austin isn't a shoe in as everyone thinks if Austin wanted to do another match.

Maybe he wants to do a big money match, and right now, Punk isn't big enough to do a big money match with.
 

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The Bryan match pissed me off so much that I hated the first hour but yeah the cell match was excellent and the show ended up been a good one.
 

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Hmmm, Punk and Austin isn't a shoe in as everyone thinks if Austin wanted to do another match.

Maybe he wants to do a big money match, and right now, Punk isn't big enough to do a big money match with.
Or maybe Austin realises that Punk being a face really isn't all that good and Austin going up against that Punk would be nowhere near as good as Austin going up against a heel Punk.
 

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Hmmm, Punk and Austin isn't a shoe in as everyone thinks if Austin wanted to do another match.

Maybe he wants to do a big money match, and right now, Punk isn't big enough to do a big money match with.
No question. With the success of Rock Cena he's going to want to top that, and if Punk can't get step it up then he'll look elsewhere or just be contempt with retiring.

These guys all have egos. As much as he likes Punk's work and would like to be the guy who solidifies him he's not going to do it at the cost of tarnishing his legacy.
 

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Or maybe Austin realises that Punk being a face really isn't all that good and Austin going up against that Punk would be nowhere near as good as Austin going up against a heel Punk.
That too.

Punk has lost all of his edge nearly. Austin wanted to face the CM Punk of last summer. Not this Punk.
 

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Before HHH and The Undertaker Wrestlemania was a flop, but the three best matches where last and I dont think anyone else expected anything else from any of the other matches.
 

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austin is spot on

and he wants a heel punk or at least the punk of last summer which is understandable
 

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You know, im gonna go ahead and disagree with this.
Taker/HHH really didn't save anything for me, i thought it was an average match.
In no way did they present a better match then last year And dont even give me the "it had psychology" crap.
 

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I liked Orton/Kane but I would agree with him on that. Opener was :18, Rhodes/Show was lame and the divas match wasn't much. Got good after that though.
 

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Massive Punk mark, but Punk does need to step up his intensity after Jericho feud.
Although this Punk Jericho is being used to show a more human side to Punk, to enhance his character and give him more depth then just a straight forward gimmick as straight edge, the whole point to is to beat punk down to build him up again stronger,but have more of a relationship with the fans who know more about him.

Once this feud is over I fully expect him to shine again and dominate his rival.
 

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Yes Wrestlemania was average before Taker/Triple H.

The reason being is that the matches before that match were midcard filler and we had yet to see Jericho/Punk and Cena/Rock.

In an ideal World it should be steller from top to bottom but unfortunately with the lack of stars, we get two or three matches to focus on and the rest just to kill time.
 

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He's absolutely right. The show was very average until the final three singles matches, HIAC and Rock/Cena in particular. Kane/Orton delivered a decent match, Show/Cody was forgettable and the WHC match was a disgrace while the divas match needs no mentioning. The tag team match was also alright but nothing to remember for decades later.

And I agree on D-Bryan. It's a shame what they did at Mania but at least it got him over big time!
 

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He's totally correct, up until Taker vs. HHH Mania was very lackluster. I mean seriously, a 7-minute divas match?
 
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