Recent discussions in the wrestling community have sparked speculation about a potential match between CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin in WWE. This topic gained traction following comments made by Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff on his podcast, Strictly Business.
Bischoff expressed his enthusiasm for the potential match-up, saying, “I'd be optimistic as well [about CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin happening] because I love watching Steve. He's just an amazing performer, and he's got such a great legacy. I would love to see it.” However, he also voiced concerns about Austin's physical readiness for such a high-profile contest, considering his age and past injuries.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, aged 58, last competed in WWE against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38 in 2022, a match that was well-received despite Austin's long absence from the ring. Bischoff, who faced Austin in early 2003, highlighted the seriousness of Austin's past neck injury, emphasizing the risks involved in a potential return to the ring. “You're talking about centimeters of something going wrong. Little things can have significant adverse outcomes,” Bischoff cautioned.
The idea of a match between CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin has been a long-standing topic of fantasy booking among fans, with both wrestlers having significant legacies in WWE. While the possibility of such a match remains uncertain, the discussions and speculations continue to captivate the wrestling community.