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Haas, Jackie true tag team
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


Charlie Haas and Jackie on the way to the ring in Calgary a week ago.
-photo by Jason Clevett


Jackie Gayda and Charlie Haas are a great combination in the ring ... and it turns out they're a dynamic duo outside too. Haas and Miss Jackie are engaged to be married sometime next year.

No, not as part of another WWE wedding angle ... in real life.

Haas got down on one knee and proposed at Miss Jackie's Orlando townhouse two weeks ago

"It was very intimate, very romantic," Miss Jackie said the other day in a visit to the Ottawa Sun office. "He asked my parents for permission first. It was very cool."

"That's my mom and dad's upbringing," Haas said.

"He has a fantastic family," Miss Jackie said. "And my family loves him to death."

The in-ring union of Haas and Miss Jackie was more improbable.

Coming off a tag-team relationship with Shelton Benjamin, Haas was thrown into the mix with Miss Jackie and her flamboyant sidekick Rico.

"(Rico) and I are like the Odd Couple, Oscar and Felix," said Haas.

But it worked. And with Miss Jackie as a valet of sort, the team would win tag-team gold.

The trio is back together, with Rico returning from an injury to save his partner on Smackdown! this past week.

And they'll be in Ottawa for the Oct. 23 Smackdown! house show at the Civic Centre. Rico and Haas (along with Miss Jackie) will face The Dudleys and Kenzo Suzuki and Rene Dupree in a three-way match. Other matches in the revised card include: Eddie Guerrero vs. JBL; Hardcore Holly vs. Luther Reigns; and Rob Van Dam vs. Booker T.

- Triple H is the world heavyweight champ, again. It took a fallen referee and interference by Ric Flair, Batista and The Coach, but Triple H took the title from Randy Orton at Unforgiven. Other results: Chris Jericho became a seven-time intercontinental title holder with a win over Christian; Trish Stratus beat Victoria; Tyson Tomko beat Steven Richards; Shawn Michaels beat Kane; and La Resistance defeated Rhyno and Tajiri.

- It was a great opening to RAW when Orton popped out of Triple H's cake. I half-expected to see his real-life wife Stephanie McMahon pop out. Later in the show, Benjamin and Chris Benoit came to Orton's rescue.

- Jericho called Tomko "a goat boy" on RAW. That's the Y2J we know and love.

- Some dude named Gene Snitsky (he wrestled in OVW as Mean Gene Mondo) likely has caused Lita to lose "her baby." On RAW, Snitsky was Kane's opponent, a special favour from GM Eric Bischoff. After interference from Lita, Snitsky grabbed a chair and drilled Kane in the back, knocking The Big Red Machine into Lita, who had to be taken away on a stretcher.

- WWE has released Jamie Noble.

- TSN viewers got to see a commercial for the Taboo Tuesday pay-per-view, an interactive event in which fans will get to choose an opponent for Triple H. Some accounts suggest the network was not supposed to show the ad ... that in fact it spoiled Vince McMahon's "major announcement" on tomorrow night's RAW.

- Simon Dean is former ECW wrestler Mike (Nova) Bucci.

- I forgot to mention the return of The Big Show last week on Smackdown! I don't think WWE really has ever used him properly. He should have been and still could be a main-eventer -- a gigantic wrecking machine.

- There are rumblings that Sean Waltman (X Pac) will join Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in TNA.


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