This is Gripz (x2)
In Steve Austins era, he was the most popular and must see superstar to watch in the WWE. Steve Austin wasn't your average face of the company baby face but more of a Anti-Hero we loved to watch. Regardless of him being not your typical good guy, it was better for him to be what he was as that character was better to relate with the public audience. Which was, a beer drinking wrestling employee who often would stick it to his boss and would generally say and do whatever he wanted.
In CM Punks era, he has accomplished many memorable and great things. This includes his over year long WWE Championship reign; money in the banks wins; feuds with Cena, Rock and Brock. But no one can forget his July pipe bomb speech, which catapulted Punk in the long term to doing and achieving all the accomplishments mentioned (except winning MITB). The pipe bomb moment changed how we saw Punk forever, it brought us the rebellious anti-hero we instantly loved.
CM Punk and Steve Austin were from different eras but similar in many ways. They both had great Mic skills and could hook a audience to what they would saying in their own unique way. But generally, they would embarrass and expose someone, then they would usually end it on the mic threatening to beat up or how they would be up that specific person. They weren't just good on the mic but they both entertained us in-ring as well. Austin isn't known for being a wrestling executioner but he is up there in entertainment level when in a all out action brawl fest, which would make sense due to his character. Punk on the other hand, in his own words claims to be the 'Best Wrestler In The World' and he isn't far from it within the WWE. It is for certain with Austin and Punk, when they are in match you know you'll be getting your moneys worth.
I have gone through why these two individuals are great superstars but why does the typical WWE fan eagerly want to see a match specifically between these two?
As much as these two superstars are similar they do have a lot of differences as well. The biggest and most obvious one is CM Punk doesn't drink nor does he take drugs while Steve Austin drinks as much as a bird flies! They both may be rebellious anti-heroes but CM Punk is more of a sophisticated character that often breaks the third wall and questions the WWE product, while Austin the majority of times uses violence to whoever may question him or to who he doesn't like. If these two were to have a feud it would be a mighty clash of similar but different personality's, to expand on that. They are similar characters as they are both rebellious type people but the way they may go about it is different, so this is what would make this a fascinating feud if they were up against one other.
If I could book their feud this is how I would go about it.
The Feud Of The Anti-Heroes
I would book their match to be no where but of course the grandest stage of them all Wrestlemania. Around two months before Wrestlemania, Austin makes a surprised appearance to kick start Raw. In his promo he would talk bad about these current superstars and say how it was more competitive in his era. He would also go on to say how he knows if he had stayed in the WWE he would have no doubt had easily stayed at the top. In ending his promo he would surprise the audience by telling them he was asked by the current GM of Raw to be referee for Raws main event, which would be Punk vs .... match. At the end of that Raw, Punk wins his match and celebrates with Austin. Austin hands Punk a beer but he refuses to take it so Austin stunners Punk to end Raw. The next week Punk talks about his stunner from Austin as well as the promo Austin made the week before. Punk reveals how he felt about what Austin said and concludes his speech by saying Austin is hogging the spot light even though he's a retired wrestler. Punk also challenges Austin to come back next week. Its the next raw, Austin and Punk meet face to face and they battled each other on the mic. They have further confrontations on the mic that spanned out for further weeks until they agree the only way to solve their problem is to have a no rules match, in order to release their hatred for each other. Along the way until...