Stone Cold Steve Austin said on his latest podcast that he still thinks CM Punk will be back at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. Here is his exact quote:
I’m telling you, I’m going to stick to my prediction that CM Punk is going to make his return at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. I made this prediction two months ago here on the show. It’s been a long time, I think he’s cooled his jets, he’s got some rest, and I think it’s time to get back to work. I don’t see him participating in a match but it would be great to see him in a run-in to establish himself, to entrench himself immediately in a memorable and just a great moment, and I would say plant himself firmly in the middle of an angle, because he would be the angle, by attacking whoever he sees fit to attack or asserting his presence rather, whatever the case may be. But I see CM Punk coming back at WrestleMania 30. Who knows if it will happen. We will know in about six short days when WrestleMania actually happens.
Listen to podcast episode 103 for his predictions on WrestleMania. Keep in mind that Austin and Punk are friends and they were both (in separate areas) at the UFC 170 show. So perhaps Austin knows something we don’t know or he’s just sticking to his gut feeling with this prediction.