Steve Austin Talks Wrestling At WrestleMania 30, HHH In Charge Of WWE, Match With CM Punk, More
The What? chants being hurtful now and having no place to be used: "Yeah but you know what, here's the thing. To anybody delivering a promo in the ring, if you don't give those pauses in your delivery of your promo speech, whatever business you're doing. If you don't give them that spot to put the what in, they cannot. So all they have to do is speed up their cadence a little bit. You ain't gotta rush through your promo but you can still make your points. Also stagger the pauses so they can't get into a rhythm. So there is a way around the what. It's just a lot of people aren't smart enough to figure it out."
If we could possibly see Stone Cold at Wrestlemania 30, if he is healthy enough to get back in the ring again: "Oh I'm healthy enough. My knees coming around just fine, it's better than it's ever been because I've been doing my do diligence on my rehab. I've got two new ligaments. Everything else is pain free. I'm still in shape been working out harder than I've ever worked out. But here's the deal. When you're gonna try to commit to do a Wrestlemania 30, you're looking really at, at least a two to three month commitment, if not four. So you know you're talking about, taking everything else of the table. I can still do my podcast but take everything else off the table and focus specifically on that task. To do it the way I would do it, to do it the way Stone Cold Steve Austin would do it, at a 120 percent. Because to go out there and to try to perform at 85-90 percent because you didn't prep enough. That would be bogus, that would be BS that would be letting the crowd down. And that would be representing the Stone Cold Steve Austin that I know and love to a degree that is not acceptable. So once you throw a legitimate, real deal offer down on the table and say let's talk, then we'll talk. But until then, conjecture."
If he is up to the challenge: "Well if I'm gonna agree to the challenge, accept it and go into it because I want to and the business makes sense, then absolutely."
If Punk vs Austin would be an all- time great match: "Oh it definitely could. It brings a lot to the table from a verbal standpoint with his well thought out promos, the way in which he conducts his business. I like his product in the ring. I like to see him turn it up more in the mainstream. I like to see a little more physicality, laying in stuff a little more. I like to see him be a little bit more aggressive. That's just off the top of my head. Other than that, I like everything about the cat."
How big it would be if he wrestled at WM 30: "Well I'm not going to put the cart in front of the horse. I'm not lobbying for a match. If the starts lined up, then it would happen, but it's going to take a lot for those stars to line up. No sense in beating a dead horse. To think about it is one thing, to actually go out, come to terms and go through the business prep and actually accomplish a match, it's a whole different ballgame and a major process."