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Mr. Kennedy toughens up
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


If you're picking up a copy of the newly released DVD, Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia, you're half expecting Ken Anderson to grab a microphone and introduce himself to the bad guys: "Don't mess with me. I'm Missssstterrrr Kennedy ... Kennedy."

Thankfully, some of the WWE theatrics have been shelved and Anderson (or Mr. Kennedy to fans) just gets to kick plenty of ass, without taking names.

He says while he had plenty of fun making the movie, it was even more difficult than he expected.

"Before, we spent four days in a boot camp. Hand-to-hand combat. And we worked with a guy, this is what he does," said Kennedy. "Pity the guy who ever puts me in a chokehold and puts a gun to my temple. Pity the fool."

Bischoff news

A reader asked what had become of Eric Bischoff in recent times. Bischoff and business partner Jason Hervey (you may know him as an actor in The Wonder Years) were involved with Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Bischoff, apparently, lives in Arizona and also has a Texas Hold'em poker lobby.

The Wrestler rave

I haven't seen The Wrestler yet, but I'm hearing rave reviews. My kid Brent, who as a film student at Brock has seen many movies, says it's the best flick of the past year. And if Brent's credibility isn't enough (it's damaged by his love for the Minnesota Vikings and Montreal Canadiens), JBL says: "I loved the movie. Even with all the negative stereotypes in the movie, this was a part of what I did to get to WWE and it was fun to watch. A little scary to watch, but fun."

Around the ring

Mum's the word when it comes to Christian. The buzz is still that he'll return to WWE. If that happens, you've gotta think it'll be at the Jan. 25 Royal Rumble (especially with Jeff Hardy vs. Edge signed as one of the matches ... Or could he be a surprise entry into the Rumble itself?).