Steve Austin Puts the Ball in Vince's Court
There's a considerable amount of chatter regarding Steve Austin's comments earlier this week that he's 100 percent fine to wrestle. We're told Austin wants the fans to know that him working Wrestlemania doesn't hinge on his health and it's up to Vince McMahon to pay him the money he's looking for.
We reported last month WWE and Austin are very far apart on money and that the company had "given up" on pursuing the Texas Rattlesnake for Wrestlemania next year. Some still feel a deal could happen but VInce is certainly dragging his feet. At this point if a deal doesn't get done, it will fall solely on McMahon for not ponying up the cash.
Locations for Wrestlemania 30 & SummerSlam 2013
We're told WWE officials have explored the possibility about having Wrestlemania 30 in Los Angeles. This of course opens SummerSlam 2013 for another location as the company wouldn't want to run their two biggest shows of the year in the same market so close together.
Right now the company is exploring their options about bringing SummerSlam overseas. We reported last week WWE officials have met with representatives of three different venues in the United Kingdom about potentially bringing a pay-per-view there and now that pay-per-view appears to be SummerSlam.
Other cities with a shot at landing Wrestlemania in 2014 or beyond include Chicago, Detroit and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. We're also told New Orleans has a shot at landing the event if WWE is given considerable tax credits from the US government for hold the event there.