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Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk Face Off Over WWE ’13

Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM PunkTHQ and WWE are continuing a brilliant marketing campaign today with the official release of a video featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk. The idea is to get you hyped over matching them up in WWE 13 yet most will come away salivating over a potential WrestleMania match.

The dynamic in this video is tremendous. I didn’t believe that there were money dream matches left in pro wrestling but after watching this, I have to second guess myself. This video has money written all over it. Jim Ross moderates as the two WWE superstars from different eras argue Punk’s success during the Attitude Era and whether Austin could take WWE’s title among other things.

THQ sent over the video today with a short blurb. Here is a piece of the press release.

While the interview begins simply enough, with each WWE icon speaking about his career and the “Attitude Era,” things start getting tense when the discussion circles around talk of a “dream match” between the two. It’s the biggest Superstar of the “Attitude Era” – and possibly of all time – and arguably today’s hottest commodity in WWE, addressing one of the biggest questions in entertainment today: What would happen if CM Punk and Stone Cold Steve Austin met in a WWE ring?

One of the highlights of the video is Punk calling Austin out on staring at the WWE championship. This is really great stuff here! This was my favorite segment in the video which saw Punk retort how he wants nothing of Austin’s as Austin gives Punk the stare of death.

Unfortunately the Austin vs. Punk match is going to have to wait at least a year. Austin is recovering from knee surgery and has no plans to wrestle at WrestleMania 30. Quite frankly with The Rock and Brock Lesnar already in place, it would be better for everyone to hold the match off anyway. If Austin can go and Punk can stay hot as a heel through next summer, I would be shocked if the WWE didn’t have the wheels in motion for Austin vs. Punk at the 30th WrestleMania.

The theme of this video is “What if?” What if the WWE actually made Steve Austin vs. CM Punk for one of the upcoming WrestleMania events? I can’t imagine anyone walking away from this thinking that the match and build up wouldn’t be anything short of incredible.

Oh and yeah, Austin’s still got it!


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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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