• “Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk? Give me a break. You can’t even mention their names in the same breath” – Ric Flair On WrestleMania 39
As we have reported before, Triple H has given Stone Cold Steve Austin an offer to wrestle again.
With Austin posting workout videos regularly on Social Media and looking in tremendous shape, there’s speculation that The Texas Rattlesnake is going to have a match at WrestleMania 39.
On a recent Q&A edition of his podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair was asked about the possibility of Austin facing John Cena, The Rock or even CM Punk (who is rumored to be done with AEW and returned to his old MMA job recently) at WrestleMania Hollywood.
Below is what The Nature Boy said:
“For Steve to put on the tights and go out there and wrestle as Stone Cold, you know, he’ll take a lot of pride in himself, because he’s a man’s man. He always stays in good shape. I mean, his body’s still great. He looks good. Knowing his ego and knowing who he is, he’ll want to be Stone Cold.
If he wrestled CM Punk, you need to beat him in 30 seconds, so that’s not the answer. Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk? Come on. Give me a break. You can’t even mention their names in the same breath. Please.
The Rock and him? I don’t know. They could look at each other and be just a question of who’s doing the favor because they’re not gonna wrestle for an hour. John Cena, I liked that idea, too. But, you know, it’s like we talked about with The Rock.
You know, the decision was made sooner than we know about it because if Steve’s getting ready to wrestle a real match, real time in LA, it’s gonna be damn good.
But I mean, come on. I don’t mean this bad, but CM Punk just can’t act like he acts in one company and go to the other and act like that and come over and expect to be in the main events.
If he was in the main event at WrestleMania, you would have a riot in the locker room. Think about it. He didn’t leave on good terms. He didn’t leave the other place on good terms.
I mean, it’s not about his ability. I’m just talking about that I can’t even fathom the WWE even entertaining bringing a guy in that would be putting him ahead of (AJ) Styles, (Randy) Orton. I mean, you could have Steve wrestle either one of those guys.
If Steve can work, if his neck is okay, Steve is a working fool. He could wrestle Randy. You’d have guys jumping off the roof if you brought Punk in there and threw him in the main event at WrestleMania.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (November 16, 1998) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita, Kansas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1998’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
WCW Cruiserweight Title: Billy Kidman vs. Juventud Guerrera
Kanyon vs. Glacier
Sonny Onoo vs. Kaz Hayashi
nWo Hollywood (Stevie Ray & Horace) vs. Four Horsemen (Dean Malenko & Steve McMichael)
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Scott Putski
Perry Saturn vs. Konnan
WCW World Television Title: Chris Jericho vs. Bobby Duncum Jr.
Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit