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Sunday, April 3, 2011
Steve Austin talks 'All-Stars' and Wrestlemania


If there was ever a storyline that writes itself, it's the beer-drinking, bird-flipping, Stone-Cold stunning Steve Austin against the anti-alcohol, preaching-from-his-perch, straight edge superstar known as CM Punk.

The SOB vs. the S.E.S. Like I said, the storyline writes itself.

And it's a match-up WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin loves to talk about as he simulates the beatdown in THQ's new video game "WWE All-Stars," a game that features some of wrestling's most beloved legends taking on today's top superstars in Fantasy Warfare matches that pit everyone from Hulk Hogan against John Cena, to Andre The Giant versus The Big Show, to, of course, Austin battling Punk.

"I've been in about 100 video games, but by far this is my favorite," Austin tells me over the phone as we talk about everything from "All-Stars" to his role at Sunday's Wrestlemania. "I was glad that they paired me up with CM Punk. I like that kid. I like what he does in the ring, I like his gimmick. And the action in the ring in 'All-Stars' is amazing.

"Plus, I like the fact that they made me look in better shape than I've ever been in my entire life. If I could've looked like that in real life, I could've just worked the big-man gimmick and not took so many bumps."

Jon Robinson: So how perfect a feud would "Stone Cold" versus CM Punk have been if you were still wrestling?

Steve Austin: When you have a storyline like that, and the way CM cuts his promos, I think it would damn sure be entertaining and fans would latch onto it. He's done well in WWE, and I think he's got bigger fish to fry and bigger things to do in that company. I look for big things from him. And damn right, that would be a good program. I would love to be a part of that.