Re: Why is Austin neglecting WWE so much?
My theory is that he doesn't appear the way The Rock does because he's way more tired of wrestling. Rock spent, what, ten years at maximum in the wrestling industry? That's if you count his brief memphis and indy experience. He never had a major injury. Austin debuted in 89 as a wrestler, wrestled unti 2003. So that's fourteen years or so with the last few years of that dominated by a major neck injury he had to work through and never really got time to properly rehab without being on TV. If I had to do that, you'd never see me again either.
Edit: Also, The Rock spent almost ALL of that time at the very top of the business as a huge featured box office star. He never had to grind crappy shows or work through years in the midcard trying to get noticed the way Austin did. That can make you reconsider your career path.