Originally Posted by eyebooger
This is the exact problem I have. It would make so much more sense if they teamed up: Austin with his beer, doing a toast with CM Punk with his Pepsi.
Doesn't take much to start a feud.
Punk is in the middle of a semi-feud against HHH or whoever else represents the WWE 'establishment', and is bitching about the brass denying him a shot at getting his title back (assuming he's lost it by then) or something else, around Royal Rumble time.
Punk is in the ring railing on HHH for holding him down or whatever, shooting on him etc, but HHH can't respond with violence because he's in charge and can't hit a performer (Vince never obeyed this rule obviously).
Punk: "I've had it with no-one calling you out for your bull**** management style, I'm the only guy here who has the guts to say it. I don't fear anything, I already held this company to ransom so I know what you are and aren't capable of. Hell, I'm the only guy in the HISTORY OF THIS COMPANY who took on the suits in the back and won, so you will listen to..."
Austin: "I was taking down authority figures while you were still in diapers, Punk...you wouldn't be here without me and you damn sure wouldn't be here without HHH, so show some damn respect!"
Feud begins. You have Punk as the tweener who is basically just doing what he's doing now, and you have Austin as the old-school guy who now has some shades of grey because he's actually part of the corporate machine because he's been around so long and HHH is his buddy etc. With Austin actually fighting in HHH's corner it paints Austin as the heel, but support would be really divided because of people's loyalty to him. Perfect recipe for a great feud.
EDIT: PLEASE GOD NO PUNK/HHH FEUD. I don't want to see that.