- The UK Sun has a new article online featuring quotes from Steve Austin. In it, he says that The Undertaker vs. Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XXVIII saved the show early. Below is an excerpt:
“‘I don’t watch all the WWE PPV events these days, but WrestleMania is always a must see.
“The Undertaker and Triple H match made it special. Going into it, I thought how will they better last year? How do you follow something like that?
“But they did. It was at about the 8-10 minute mark when I saw them dig beyond the solid work they had done and pull out all of the stops.
“Shawn Michaels was a real benefit there too. He was perfect in his referee role.
“I believe the match they had was off the charts. If it hadn’t been for it, the event would have failed. It was very average until then.”
Thoughts on Daniel Bryan’s 18-second job:
“I felt bad for Daniel Bryan, as his match with Sheamus was so short and I really wanted him to get the chance to shine.
“He is a great kid and he can work, you just want to see him work and he didn’t get that chance there.
“I hope they use him better down the line as there aren’t a lot of guys that truly work like he does.
“Daniel does need some polishing on his promos, but then so do a lot of the guys there.
Open to a return to the ring but not sure about CM Punk as an opponent:
“Maybe Punk’s not the guy to go against. He needs to pick up his intensity. We’ll have to see what I do, I’m happy now doing what I am.
“In a perfect world, where I could step back into the ring for one last match I would be willing to have that discussion with management.
“I do miss the business and working a live crowd, going out there and wrestling your hearts out.
“I’m still in contact with a few of the guys. I speak to Kevin Nash the most, Nash and I talk about once a week.
“I also keep in contact with Jericho, Punk and Cena, but not as often. I’m not a big phone or email guy and they are always on the road or doing their thing.”
Click here to read the article in its entirety.
Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Logan Walker for sending us the link.