December 31, 2005
WWE is taking wrong Angle
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun

Sometimes it's just hard to figure out what WWE is thinking.

First of all, let it be known that I think WWE does a lot of good things. But what is up with Kurt Angle?

It doesn't seem right that such a talented wrestler would be reduced to a sideshow -- an act that grows tired real fast.

Does he have to insult and belittle U.S. troops -- some of whom have given their lives fighting for their country?

A healthy Angle would make a wonderful world champion. Unless I'm wrong and Angle is writing his own material and suggested the anti-troops angle, WWE is once again heading down the wrong road, something that is happening more and more often these days.

- TNA fans will get double the fun tonight, on New Year's Eve. Spike TV will air two episodes of Impact. The first show will air at 8 p.m., with another at midnight.

- Monday Night RAW will be joined in progress at 9:30 p.m. due to TSN's coverage of the world junior hockey championship. RAW will repeat in its entirety on Jan. 3 at 3:30 p.m. and Jan. 7 at midnight. Look for Shelton Benjamin's "mama" to debut.

- A Wrestling Observer poll named Bret Hart the greatest wrestler of the 1990s, with 41% of the vote. Shawn Michaels, ironically enough, was second with 20.8%. Chris Benoit got 11.2% of the vote, while Ric Flair got 7.3%.

- The matches so far for New Year's Evolution: John Cena vs. Michaels vs. Kurt Angle; vs. Kane vs. Carlito vs. Chris Masters; The Big Show vs. Triple H; Flair vs. Edge; and Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James.

- Mark Henry returned and attacked Batista on Smackdown! Fit Finlay is on the way back to Smackdown!

- Here are the results from CPW's Hell for the Holidays: Hired Guns Pierre Khoury beat Canadian Psycho Wild Ace; The Freak Zakk Manson won a gauntlet match; Frank The Beast Bradley and Max Alexander beat Los Crulo Hermanos; Moonlight beat Portia Perez; Aftershock vs. MVP and Dave Titan went to a no contest as MVP joined the opposition; Thunder beat Tray Hugh Mongus and Paranoid Jake Matthews; and Wild Dangerous Dan beat Guy "The Legend" Sauriol by DQ when Sauriol smashed two beer bottles on Wild Dan.


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