Steve Austin Update, Vince In Trouble, Jake Roberts, & More

– Jake Roberts was asked to appear on Byte This and do some promotional appearances for his new DVD. He didn t return any of their calls and has apparently disappeared from the wrestling world again after not showing up to a recent indy booking.

– Vince McMahon and his crew are claiming that the problems between the company and Steve Austin had nothing to do with Jim Ross. They are trying to take some heat off them right now, as even some long-time Vince defenders are now criticizing his decisions and handling of the company.

– Head of WWE s film division, Joel Simmons, recently signed a big two-year contract for $425,000 for year one, and $500,000 for year two. Joel also gets $350,000 in stock shares.