Steve's knee was in deplorable shape from the years of wear and tear on the football field and in the ring. Flying in an airplane for a few hours isn't the smartest thing a guy can do in that condition especially so soon after surgery and before rehab has commenced. Most fans understand while a handful of jackasses who go into business for themselves don't. For anyone to truly think that 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, a man who defined Monday Night Raw during its biggest years, wouldn't want to attend the very broadcast that he helped put on the map is pet coon goofy.
Good to see The Rock as he made his rounds to say hello to everyone before preparing for what was obviously a busy and entertaining night. Rock committing to perform in the main event at the 2013 Royal Rumble obviously has Wrestlemania 29 implications or it would seem.
It was surprising to see Alicia Webb aka Ryan Shamrock in St. Louis as she was there doing some charity work with disabled fans. Alicia looked great and is doing some wonderful work with some deserving people. Alica's husband is a professional poker player…cool job.