Disappointing update on CM Punk’s rumored dream match in WWE

A latest report sheds light on the rumored dream clash between Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk.

Disappointing update on CM Punk’s rumored dream match in WWE

Seth Rollins, CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin (via WWE and X)

The Best in The World, CM Punk, sent shockwaves across the wrestling community when he finally made his WWE return at the 2023 Survivor Series. His record-breaking return has prompted many fans to pitch several dream matches for the superstar. A recent report even painted a picture of a potential historic dream match between CM Punk and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

The WWE Universe is buzzing over the odds of a showdown between two of the greatest superstars of their respective eras. It is a dream match that the fans have been eagerly anticipating for years. However, the prospective match remains a mere dream even today. Moreover, fans are in for a major disappointment, as the latest reports aren’t in favor of the epic dream match.


According to the report from Ringside News, a WWE source has suggested that there have been no internal talks of a match between Punk and Austin. Furthermore, the source added that Triple H had been on the West Coast throughout the last week. As a result, all that they discussed was SmackDown and Raw.

Paul Levesque just got back from the West Coast so we’re just starting to talk about creative for Punk and everything else. There has been no talk of Austin vs Punk.
WWE Source about CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

Moreover, Hunter has seemingly just begun proposing creative direction for the recently returned CM Punk. The Second City Saint is set to appear on SmackDown this week. It will mark his first-ever SmackDown appearance in almost a decade. Only time will tell whether WWE decides to turn this epic dream clash into a reality.

Stone Cold Steve Austin discusses his friendship with CM Punk

The shocking return of the Best in the World, CM Punk, has opened the doors to a prospective Punk vs. Austin match at WrestleMania. Over the years, fans have been clamoring for a match between the two men owing to their sharp-tongued promo skills. Having said that, Steve Austin spoke about his friendship with CM Punk in an interview from earlier this year.

CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin
CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin (via DTFMania and WWE)

While speaking in an interview with Forbes, the 58-year-old opened up about his positive relationship with Punk. The interviewer, Alfred Konuwa, asked the Texas Rattlesnake his opinion about the CM Punk and AEW controversy. Austin indicated that he was clueless about the controversy. Furthermore, he talked about sending a text message to Punk the day before the interview.

Me and Phil trade messages every here and there. We rarely talk, probably once or twice a year. I love the guy, and I don't even know if I mentored him because Punk's probably a lot smarter than I am. Great promo guy, great worker, he's got his own thing going and we're just friends.
Steve Austin about his friendship with CM Punk

Heaping praise on the 45-year-old’s promo skills, Stone Cold stated that he occasionally exchanges text messages with the former. Furthermore, he expressed his fondness for the Second City Saint.

In addition to that, the Texas Rattlesnake recounted meeting a young CM Punk in Chicago years ago. A few years later, Austin retired from professional wrestling in 2003. Punk, on the other hand, was making a splash on the indie circuit around the same time.


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