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Readers want return of DX
By TIM BAINES -- Ottawa Sun


With dwindling crowds for recent WWE shows ... and you can't blame it on a resurgence of baseball because wrestling fans like folding chairs much better than folding Yankees ... I offer up Part 2 of reader storyline suggestions. No problem, Vince. No charge.

Nik Fatoric would like to trade Kurt Angle, The Undertaker and Eddie Guerrero to RAW for Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho.

Mark Antaya suggests a gay storyline for a couple of divas. Sounds delicious.

Scott Schroester would like Ric Flair to reform The Four Horsemen with Chris Benoit, Randy Orton and ... Test. In response, Triple reforms D-Generation X, with Billy Gunn, X-Pac and Batista (but geez, I love the Road Dogg). The two factions would meet, with the losing team banished to Smackdown!, where it would create more chaos.

Steve Sandoz would have Orton, with Michaels by his side, win the Royal Rumble, earning a shot at Triple H at Wrestlemania. But Orton's "buddy" would cost him the title, then join Evolution.

Robert Rudolph would add Kane to the new Evilution. He also begs WWE to stop having Flair put every wrestler over. "He deserves so much, much more."

Ollie Bourque would like to see a "monster brawl," with WWE's toughest hombres "beating the snot out of each other" in a hardcore match.

Fred Caprara would deal Angle for Triple H. Matt Hardy would return, with brother Jeff, and join Gene Snitsky vs. Kane. To the rescue would come Kane's big brother, The Undertaker, setting up a 3-on-2 handicap match. He would also have Michaels form a stable with the younger talent like Shelton Benjamin and Maven.

Lawrence Enosse would put together a complicated series of events that culminates with Orton and Angle as the final two competitors in the Royal Rumble. With a Luger-Hart ending, they both get Wrestlemania title shots, except crossing over with Triple H vs. Angle and The Undertaker vs. Orton. That sets the stage for The Legend Killer to stop The Undertaker's Wrestlemania unbeaten string.

One recurring thought is the return of DX. If Vince truly listens to the fans, and I'm sure he does, he should bring them back -- now! The return of the Four Horsemen is another popular suggestion.

- Look for WWE to return to Toronto early in the new year, one rumour suggests Jan. 17 for a RAW TV show. If that's the case, Montreal could host Smackdown! the next night.

- WWE Canada president Carl DeMarco says reports that Taboo Tuesday results were fixed are way off base. "It was on the up and up ... legit," he said. "It's such a cool concept. Why mess with that?" Next week's column will feature many more of DeMarco's thoughts, including his views on an Ottawa RAW or Smackdown! TV show in 2005.

- Here are the results from Taboo Tuesday: Benjamin beat Jericho to win the IC title; Trish wins the women's battle royal (with the ladies in schoolgirl outfits); Snitsky demolished Kane; Eugene beat Eric Bischoff who got his head "shaved"; Benoit and Edge (who walked out on his partner) won the tag titles over La Resistance; Christy won a lingerie pillow fight over Carmella; Triple H beat Michaels and Orton beat Flair in a steel cage match (the two raised each other's hands in the air, a new alliance maybe).

- Kane could be away for a couple of months. He's gone for the filming of the movie Eye Scream Man.

- Michaels could be out for awhile after knee surgery.

- Bret Hart was voted one of CBC's Top 100 Canadians, at position No. 39.

- Charlie Haas recently likened his partnership with Rico to The Odd Couple. "It's like Oscar and Felix," said Haas, who is engaged to Miss Jackie in real life.

- The Pro Wrestling Past, Present and Future pay-per-view is on Oct. 26 and 30 on Viewers Choice and Star Choice. Here's the lineup: Balls Mahoney vs. Vampire Warrior (Gangrel); D-Lo Brown vs. Johnny Swinger; Sabu vs. Chris Sabin; Luke and Butch (Bushwhackers) vs. Swinger and Otis Apollo; and Trent Acid vs. Excess 69.

tim.baines@ott.sunpub.com