Steve Austin and CM Punk Tease Match In Sit-down Interview

The official YouTube account of WWE Games posted an eleven-minute video Thursday of Jim Ross moderating a sit-down discussion between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and CM Punk. The discussion, which was shot SummerSlam weekend, centered on Austin facing Punk in THQ’s WWE ’13 video game, while also teasing a real-life match between the two. The video, however, was removed within hours.

There are differing accounts on why the video was removed. According to, the video was released prematurely. says it was “not the correct version,” according to a THQ employee. The video will be released again.

During the debate, the two discuss what would happen if Punk competed in the “Attitude Era” and Austin was wrestling today. Austin puts over Punk and John Cena as present-day Superstars worthy of hanging with “Stone Cold,” while dismissively labeling “the rest of the locker room” as happy to be on television. Punk says he would have been a champion during the “Attitude Era,” which causes Austin to laugh.

The interview concludes with a firm handshake and Austin proclaiming that he would defeat Punk in both the video game world and in real-life.

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  • MalaysianInvasion

    it just hit me that wwe is possibly trying to make punk the outlaw like how austin was during the attitude era!!! that would be a awesome storyline!!

    • Thomas-24/7 (Mutascale)

      It wouldn’t work. Austin was the catalyst for the WWF turning itself in a more cutting-edge product, because WWF was close of going out of business by WCW. CM Punk, right now, is just another heel attacking people and negating challenges like a majority of the heels do in the WWE.

    • ItsProgressNow

      something hit you alrite……..

    • tiran66

      It wouldn’t work for Punk. Why? Because people always seem to forget the other half of the Austin popularity explosion. Mr. McMahon. There have always been bad ass anti-hero characters in wrestling. The reason Austin went so far beyond anyone else was because he was kicking the shit out of his boss every week no matter what the consequences. The majority of the wrestling audience during the attitude era were middle class 9 to 5’ers and they went nuts for the whole thing. I know I did. I don’t think Punk would get over so well if he kicked the shit out of his grade school teacher every week.

    • MalaysianInvasion

      dang ppl lol it was just a thought!!

  • 7 year old boy

    Austin 3:16 said I just whooped your ass!

    • 7 year old boy

      Oh no I just said a bad word :(

      • morrisonfanone

        Actually, you typed it. And ass isn’t as bad a word as others people use every day.

  • Lord Spliffmeister

    Punk would have never been champ during the Attitude Era. Compare the roster from the Attitude Era 2 the PG Era & Punk would just get lost in the bunch(& this is coming from a Punk fan). The Attitude Era had so much star power compared 2 now.& that’s WWE’s problem they lack in star power because they only focus on 2 “superstars” (Cena & Punk).If Austin (Austin getting ran over) was out on injury (like Cena) they could have easily fallen back on Taker, The Rock or HHH. They need more ppl 2 fall back on then just those 2.

    • JuanCabrera

      We don’t really know though how much Cena and Punk are being reigned in because they need to keep their stuff “PG.” Unless CM Punk was given the freedom to do what he could have done in the attitude era, it’s impossible to tell.

      • Lord Spliffmeister

        Duly noted. X)

      • Stoops Nic

        Exactly. Saying that he would not be champion because of the roster makes no sense since it’s all hypothetical. I know Punk can go in the ring and can speak with the best of them and that can’t be hidden. If not in WWE than in WCW. The straight edge antagonist against a DX HBK would have been epic though.

      • Kjhaltz

        Then at the time WWE had a think for big men too. CM Punk and Cena can do non-PG promos(Punks Indy days and Cena’s thug life).

    • Kjhaltz

      Then you also had Kane, Jericho coming up, and at the time WWE could turn anyone into a star over night.

    • 5er

      You’re right on. However, Punk would have surely been in the Intercontinental Title mix wrestling with Jericho, Guerrero, Benoit, and Angle. Those would have been some classic matches I bet.

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  • ItsProgressNow

    lmao Punk would’ve been a member of the Mean Street Posse in the Attitude Era, carrying Shane McMahon’s bags and getting slapped by Stephanie McJugs

    • Kjhaltz

      He might have led right to Censor once Vince found out bout straight edge.

  • Jeremy-County Roberts

    Austin 3:16 shall always live on forever in my heart.

  • Faktorek

    You are mistaken. If I agree with you I would just thumb up your comment. But I am not an idiotic troll so I will write my comment, and everyone who agrees with me should write this comment instead of thumb me or you up.

    People who thumb up or down and do not contribute with comments of their own are idiotic trolls with worthless opinions. You know who you are. Don’t be a lazy troll, contribute and comment.

  • Best Comment

    When C.M. Punk debuted on ECW I was excited about it. I liked his entrance music and his punk style and his move-set from back then when he was fresh. I think he could’ve made an impact back during the attitude era, maybe as an Intercontinental Champion or Hardcore champ but I don’t know about him being WWF champion. #???

  • morrisonfanone

    I feel that should a match happen (which would be amazing) Austin would win hands down. I can’t believe people call Punk he next Austin. Such a disgrace to Austin.

  • Noach

    Of course Punk wouldn’t have been champion during the Attitude Era. He was about 15 years old then and probably 5’5″ 130 lbs.

  • Adam Michael

    I don’t think Cena is worthy of hanging with Stone Cold… Stone Cold would eat that guy alive in every aspect. John Cena with his embarrassing little pretend swear words and his wishy washy goody goody attitude would of pissed Austin off and Austin would of beat the piss out of Cena like Cena was Kurt Angle when he 1st debuted as that cheesy little Olympic twerp gimmick.
    Bottom line Stone Cold Steve Austin would destroy John Cena if Cena was around during the attitude era playing the character he does now… Plus the fans would of shit all over John Cena and it would be ECW one night stand every week on RAW for Cena. His character is a joke and noway worthy of hanging with the Texas Rattlesnake/Bionic Redneck.