WWE News WWE NEWS: Austin talks WrestleMania 30 - what would it take for him to wrestle again?, more
Jul 10, 2013 - 4:10:21 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin says he's "healthy enough" to wrestle another match at WrestleMania 30 in April 2014, but the key is hammering out a 2-4 month business plan with WWE. And that has not happened yet, he told the Busted Open satellite radio show this week.
"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," Austin said. "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 Col'd 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."
Austin added that he's "not lobbying for a match," and if WWE wants to do business for WM30, it would be a "major process."
"If the stars lined up, then it would happen, but it’s going to take a lot for those stars to line up," Austin said. "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."
Austin did not identify an opponent if he did come back to wrestle, but the Busted Open hosts brought up C.M. Punk, who has teased a feud with Austin on Twitter over the past two years.
"I like his product in the ring," Austin said about Punk. "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."
[ FYI: Austin's interview was on the Busted Open radio show with hosts Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman. Busted Open airs on Sirius 92, XM 208, and on Sports Zone on the Internet. ]
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