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Jericho, fans clash in B.C.
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


Christian is back -- and Chris Jericho is in the middle of a controversy.

Ah, just another week in WWE, with No Way Out tomorrow and Wrestlemania around the corner.

First, to Christian. It was wonderful to see him appear with a splash on ECW, immediately getting in the face of Jack Swagger. Losing the charismatic Christian is a big blow to TNA and a huge addition for WWE. Welcome back!

Now on to my other Canadian friend, Jericho, who got into a confrontation with some overzealous fans (or, idiots, as I prefer to call them) in Victoria, B.C. There is video of the incident on YouTube, and I'm certainly giving Jericho the benefit of the doubt.

Some reports say there was a punch, others a shove. But security sure didn't do Jericho any favours by standing back and watching. Heckling is one thing, but some fans just take it to ridiculous levels. It's only wrestling. Relax.

Around the ring

Figure Four Weekly Newsletter says Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ricky Steamboat, Terry and Dory Funk Jr. and the Von Erichs will be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame ... WWE will hold its draft April 13 ... Look for Ric Flair, who returned to RAW on Monday, to make several appearances leading into Wrestlemania. Woooo! ... Petey Williams and Lance Hoyt are gone from TNA.

OTTAWA SHOWS

C*4: Capital City Championship Combat will hold Snowbrawl 2 Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on Albion Rd. Check out c4wrestling.ca ... There's a show at Cornwall's Murphy's Inn on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The main event is Honky Tonk Man vs. CHEZ's Ben McCully, with Hannibal vs. Jeremy Prophet among the other matches. Check out wrestlingsupershow.com for more info ... PCW returns to the Jim Durrell Centre March 14 at 8 p.m., headlined by Roy Toy and Caster Mcfear vs. Max Alexander and The Hickster.

NO WAY OUT

A couple of Elimination Chamber matches, JBL vs. Shawn Michaels (All or Nothing match) and Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon (No Holds Barred) are the highlights of tomorrow night's No Way Out pay-per-view at 8.