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post #41 of 75 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 12:17 AM
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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

You smarks act like once someone becomes a star in WWE that they have some lifelong obligation. You think they're WWE for life. Austin's time has come and gone. He has nothing to prove and has accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish in this business. Hell, he was the top guy during the hottest wrestling period ever! Plus, his health is a concern. He's not "neglecting" anybody.

So, yes, Austin does get a "free pass" from me. I'm a huge Austin fan but I would honestly be content if I never saw him in a WWE ring again. If The Rock had not returned to WWE 2 years ago I'd be saying the exact same thing about him right now.

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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

I think Austin realised that making freequent returns like he did between 2004-2011,reduces one's drawing power.On the contrary a long absense makes your heart go even more fonder.


I think Austin will return,perhaps at the next Mania.And now that people have started clamoring for an Austin return,they would also pay to watch him compete on the grandest stages of 'em all,against the opponent of his choice!


I think Austin would want his return to be as impactful as his arch nemesis The Rock's,if not any better.

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2.Holds the record of main-eventing almost 17 PPVs that have got over 500k buys(again,a feat of inimitable drawing power that is unmatched by anyone in pro-wrestling history)

3.Drew the highest cable ratings during the AE.

4.Sold more merchandise than anyone active between mid 1999-2001.
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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

I don't mind that the rock comes and visits for a few months at a time. He's paid his dues and I consider myself lucky to be entertained by the great one once again when he comes around.

Same goes for the rattlesnake. Austin isn't in the same shape he was since surgery, and it;s different for him than the Rock. Still, if he came back to do a segment or two, i would still be grateful that he came back for another entertaining visit.

Neither of these guys need to be here, and they choose to come back anyways in whatever capacity, and at whatever time length. That says something to their fans.


Last, I think some of us old school fans enjoy they're visits immensely because we feel like the current product has been lacking with it's roster, so when we see our former attitude era leaders come back for a visit, we mark out like crazy. See, when it was hogan and macho man, i didn't get bored with the next eras of bret hart and shawn michaels.. or the next after that with rock and austin.. its specifically this PG era that kills me. So if any of the previous wrestlers had returned for a visit, i would enjoy it as well. This isn't just a rock austin thing. They would all " get a pass ".

ANY of those old school guys could come back for a visit.. and it would be OK to these kinds of fans, it would be okay that they're just visiting, and not being around for so long is also OKAY...

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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

How can you neglect that which neglects itself?

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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

I'm sure if WWE offered him something interesting to do he would return. But he can only return for a night here and there & giving some random a stunner and leaving for so long, he would need to return for a reason with more depth.
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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

http://www.deadline.com/tag/kill-em-all-john/

He is Staying out just to focus on acting career.HIs reality tv redneck island had the highest Ratings for CMT.He will be filming season 3 of his reality show plus as well as having a reality show at his ranch.

He just launched a production company which had a deal with anchor bay.This summer he is filming 2-3 Movies plus reality shows so he is busy with his acting career.A fan asked him on twitter if he was going to be at mani to which he said he would be in mexico filming season 3 of redneck island.He is past Wrestling and moving on.

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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

He used to appear all the time, it's probably so the next time he does it's more of a surprise.


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Seriously. Because you can only stunner people and drink beer so many times after you stop wrestling before it get's old. We got the classic Austin treatment at WM 27, raise hell, drink beer, leave. Were good for a while, watch RAW from 1998 if you really wanna watch SCSA at his absolute best imo.

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Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?

For his next appearance to make an impact he needs to stay away for awhile like the Rock did, and not just show up all the time like he had been doing a few years ago that's why
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On an unrelated subject, it's quite obvious that many give Austin a pass for doing the same thing Rock does. Not a big deal, I'm just saying.
-It's unfair but Austin is more respected.Maybe that's a reason


-I just hope Austin doesn't come back at all.Nobody gave me so many entertaining moments like he did at his peak.Produced a whole new meaning to the word 'must watch tv'.I don't want him to come back knowing he is going be a pale shadow of his former self nowdays
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