Arda Ocal of The Baltimore Sun reached out to Steve Austin, Chris Jericho and others regarding the controversial CM Punk/Paul Heyman segment on this week’s WWE Raw. Below is an excerpt featuring comments from Austin and Jericho:
Steve Austin – “I believe in pushing the envelope in an aggressive fashion. But when a guy damn near dies at ringside, let it go. You look at all the contributions Jerry Lawler has made in this business: from a work standpoint, a promo standpoint and then as a broadcaster. I think that’s pushing the envelope in the wrong direction. There’s better ways to go get real heat than that.”
Chris Jericho – “I think it was pretty obvious, don’t you? I kind of expected it. Punk’s promo was awesome. It’s wrestling so you knew it would end up as an angle sooner or later. I got the same complaints when I did the alcoholic angle (earlier this year with CM Punk). It would be like being mad at “Breaking Bad” because the dad was a drug addict or something. It’s just a TV show, after all.
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Wrestling News World reader Ranfery sent in the following radui interview Arda did with Steve Austin: