Here is the latest update on the DDP/Jake Roberts/Scott Hall situation. Following last night's report, we received numerous comments and emails from our readers with varying accounts of what they have received as far as their "perks" are concerned. According to our reports, it seems like many people have received t-shirts, autographs, etc. The stuff that can be mailed out seems to have been sent for the most part. There are still a few people who have yet to receive anything in the mail though.
As far as the phone calls and Skype calls are concerned, the majority of fans who contacted us have yet to receive their calls. There were a VERY select few who said they received a phone call or Skype call.
On Tuesday night before we published our original article, we reached out to both Jake Roberts and Scott Hall as we wanted to get their side of the story before running with the report. That's the right thing to do as there are two sides to every story. We gave them both over 24 hours to respond via Twitter (tweets or direct messages) or email and received no response from either man. At that point, we made the decision to run with our story very late Wednesday night. After the story ran, Jake Roberts obviously caught wind of it and went on a Twitter rant directed at us and our report. Below are some of his tweets:
Been notified of some very shoddy reporting about me. Attacking my character in a very personal way. Would never "screw over" the fans who
helped me get my life back. It is not true. But of course this "reporter" did not ask me for my side. Does not deserve that title.
Thank you all for the support and kind words. Remember this if this guy gets his wish to become famous by smearing me.
Still here with my daughter which is most important but was told of this "report" and couldn't stand for it.
I know I owe everything to the fans that helped me and made me what I am. Thank you all and God bless. Back to sleep.
Following those tweets, Jake returned on Thursday morning and continued on with his rant. He posted the following tweets:
Didn't you know everything you read on Internet is true. I adore the fans and have done more than was promised. Why not ask fans.
Once again for those thick between the ears. Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open mouth and erase all doubt!!!!!
I don't care. No one appreciates the fans who have do so much for me more than I do.
You don't have any credibility with me and I don't care about you. Unfortunately some fans read your crap and won't let you try to tell them
I curious as you talk out of your ASS!!!! So plz shut your hole!!!!!!!'
Attended Braves game oh what the hell am I wasting my time when I know you can't possibly hear as I don't know what you use to listen with.
Better yet join us n Rome ga for big show and weekend with myself and contributor along with surprise guest. Others went to see M.Tyson show
Following Jake's Twitter tirade on Thursday morning, we once again told Jake that we had contacted himself as well as Scott Hall and received no response. We stated NUMEROUS times that we were simply asking why the "perks" were more than three months late as many fans wanted to know. We asked over six different times for him to simply give us a explanation on why they were so late and if they still planned to deliver. We also stressed that it wasn't a big deal if they were running behind as long as the fans got what they were promised for donating money. Jake dodged the question(s) and flat out refused to answer us, insisting that he had "done more than was promised." So apparently in his opinion, he's called every single one of you who donated and were supposed to get a call from him. If you didn't get your call, and you take Roberts' word as truth, then you shouldn't expect one as he claims to be finishing fulfilling perks, and has done everything he's been asked to do. At least that's what it seems like. We're sure A LOT of fans will disagree and be disappointed as we've received MANY emails and comments from you guys.
It should be noted that many fans stated that they really didn't care about the phone calls, etc. as they wanted to help out two of their favorite wrestlers growing up. It's simply the principle that if you donate money and are offered something in return, the people behind the campaigns should deliver. For some, that appears to be the case but for many others, they got screwed.
That's the latest. We'll continue to wait for an official statement from DDP, Jake or Scott. We'll also continue to ask Jake to simply explain why they are so late in calling fans who were supposed to get phone calls. To be honest, he's dodged the question numerous times and we don't expect any statement, however we'll keep trying for you guys.