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How can Steve Austin (Williams) return to the WWE if his probation agreement does not allow him to leave the state of Texas?



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I think he can leave Texas with permission. I know he has an autograph appearance in the Boston area the weekend after Rumble, so it appears he'll be allowed to leave the state.



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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by Dick the Bruiser

    How can Steve Austin (Williams) return to the WWE if his probation agreement does not allow him to leave the state of Texas?

I think you've gotten some bad information, given that we keep hearing about his autograph appearances in states that are definitely not Texas. But feel free to cite a source and correct me if I'm wrong...



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#4 Posted on
    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by Dick the Bruiser

      How can Steve Austin (Williams) return to the WWE if his probation agreement does not allow him to leave the state of Texas?

    I think you've gotten some bad information, given that we keep hearing about his autograph appearances in states that are definitely not Texas. But feel free to cite a source and correct me if I'm wrong...

I just checked on it as I recall seeing this somewhere. I found it on the NY Post website among others, but their site seems to not have the page anymore. Here's the Google Cache at least: Click

Quoted: If Austin fulfills the terms of his probation, no guilty plea will be entered in his record. He is prohibited from drinking alcohol, must not behave aggressively toward his wife and must ask the court for permission to leave Bexar County.

I'm sure if he asked them to give him permission to go on the road with WWE they'd let him without a second thought.

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Hmmm...If that is indeed the case then his return may be further off than first thought. Allowing the man to leave for two days or so to do autograph signings is one thing, going on tour with a company-especially one which the psychologists of the court might deem to be partially responsible for his troubles-is another entirely.
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Then again, if he is on the road performing on national television every week- as well as a pretty rigid itinerary of house shows, I am sure it is pretty easy to track his whereabouts....



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The thing I found interesting was that at the Square (damn ye, Westfield for trying to rename it!) they were advertising an autograph session with him. They billed him as a "WWE Superstar"... that threw me, but then I remembered they never actually fired him. Autographs will, of course, run you $25.



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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Autographs will, of course, run you $25.


Please tell me you're joking. $25 for a frigging autograph?! Jesus soccer players can sign 50 free autographs for a bunch of kiddies over here after every game and still get slated cos they forgot about little Johnny who had been waiting all day to see his hero yada yada....

Where does the money go? Austin, WWE? That small part of me that still believes in human goodness would like to suggest charities (Domestic abuse refuges perhaps?) but I suppose that would be asking too much.



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    Originally posted by dMr

      Originally posted by drjayphd
      Autographs will, of course, run you $25.


    Please tell me you're joking. $25 for a frigging autograph?! Jesus soccer players can sign 50 free autographs for a bunch of kiddies over here after every game and still get slated cos they forgot about little Johnny who had been waiting all day to see his hero yada yada....

    Where does the money go? Austin, WWE? That small part of me that still believes in human goodness would like to suggest charities (Domestic abuse refuges perhaps?) but I suppose that would be asking too much.



No idea where the money goes... I'm guessing some of it goes to WWE, because he gets to use the company name. And the sign said nothing of charities.



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I think that money falls under merchandising, which is added to a wrestler's paycheck for a given month. It indirectly goes to the WWE, in that most wrestlers have downside guarantee contracts, and if they don't generate the predetermined amount in revenue from merchandise and personal appearances, then the WWE coughs up the difference. So, if Austin is supposed to make $375,000/month (which I think is how much he was asking last time I checked the EWR stats, so the number is just a number), and if he sells no shirts/toys this month and the autograph signing is his only live appearance, and he walks away with $1,000 from autograph sales, then the WWE would have to pay him $374,000 this month. However, if he were not to do the contract signing, then the WWE would have to write a $375,000 check. But, back when times were good, Austin could very well have been selling $375,000 worth of t-shirts, in which case, if he did the autograph signing, he would pocket the $1,000, and Vince would pay him nothing.



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    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    I think that money falls under merchandising, which is added to a wrestler's paycheck for a given month. It indirectly goes to the WWE, in that most wrestlers have downside guarantee contracts, and if they don't generate the predetermined amount in revenue from merchandise and personal appearances, then the WWE coughs up the difference. So, if Austin is supposed to make $375,000/month (which I think is how much he was asking last time I checked the EWR stats, so the number is just a number), and if he sells no shirts/toys this month and the autograph signing is his only live appearance, and he walks away with $1,000 from autograph sales, then the WWE would have to pay him $374,000 this month. However, if he were not to do the contract signing, then the WWE would have to write a $375,000 check. But, back when times were good, Austin could very well have been selling $375,000 worth of t-shirts, in which case, if he did the autograph signing, he would pocket the $1,000, and Vince would pay him nothing.





I thought Austin was suspended without pay though?



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#13 Posted on
Is that a stipulation? Assuming that it is, I would guess that the without pay applies to him not making his guaranteed amount. However, if he's still selling merchandise and doing autograph signings, I don't see why he wouldn't get that money. Otherwise, what incentive is there for him to do it? (And if he isn't doing this of his own volition, then is the WWE booking him in signings, and if so, why???) Not that he should be in a position to need money, but I'm sure that every little bit counts.

Then again, if Austin was suspended w/o pay, why didn't he just outright quit? Is there a difference?



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1) Mick Foley autographs were free at Six Flags New England, but I wonder if the park gave him a cut of the gate.

2) Austin IS returning and his probation won't be a problem. I have a friend here who went to high school with the Mean Street Posse and knows a lot of folk Shane's age who've worked in the fed for quite some time. Two weeks ago they were discussing HOW to bring him back storyline wise. These guys seem to have minor input, but not direct control of the book. Trust me, though, everything was set for an Austin return except the date and storyline (no surprise there, eh?).

3) If Austin was suspended without pay (I seem to remember that as well), it would men a freeze in his salary. I doubt they could deny him his merchandising without firing him at least.

4) Why didn't he quit? No one can pay him what WWE did (or couldn't for a while, thanks to the no comptete clause in a WWE contract, but now can't because no promotion has the cash). Austin was one of the few 7 digit guys as far as salary (remember- merchandising, gates and the like account for most of a WWE wrestlers income). I'm sure Austin wasn't hard up for cash (he may be starting to feel the squeeze now, though), and he obviously needed a break (I doubt his injury rehab days were very restful).



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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    I think he can leave Texas with permission. I know he has an autograph appearance in the Boston area the weekend after Rumble, so it appears he'll be allowed to leave the state.


Not only that, I think the probation agreement said he could only consume alcohol while within a wrestling ring. If he wants some beer, he'd better hurry right quick to WWE!



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That would be funny if his beer toasts starting lasting 20 minutes and they had to move a TV and a couch into the ring.



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