RAW gets it right with guest hosts
TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
The idea to have celebrity guest hosts each week for RAW has been praised by some, ravaged by others.
Beyond the occasional slip of the tongue ... Jeremy Piven might be a hero on Entourage, but his "Summerfest" gaffe was a low point ... it's worked.
We should have expected shenanigans when Dusty Rhodes, last week's host, booked his son Cody vs. Randy Orton for the title, with John Cena as the ref. A beat-down on Cena ensued. Then, Orton delivered an RKO to the elder Rhodes ... a great finish.
Bob Barker is the next guest host and I can't wait. "The price is wrong, b-tch."
And it'll be great to see our favourite divalicious Trish Stratus as the guest host at the RAW in Toronto on Sept. 14.
Around the ring
Jeff Hardy has signed a deal for a reality TV show ... Rey Mysterio has begun serving his 30-day suspension for a violation of WWE's Wellness Policy. Mysterio lost his intercontinental belt to John Morrison on Smackdown!
Matches announced for Breaking Point (Sept. 13 in Montreal) so far: Orton vs. Cena (I Quit match); CM Punk vs. Undertaker; Chris Jericho and Big Show vs. Mark Henry and MVP; and DX vs. The Legacy.
Great Ottawa action
While WWE comes to Ottawa next Saturday, 7:30 p.m., for a star-studded Supershow at Scotiabank Place, there's a sizzling card the night before at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 260 McArthur Ave., at 8 p.m. Called Triumph 2009, the card is being put on by C*4. The main event of Petey Williams vs. Kevin Steen is about as good as it gets on the indy scene. There's El Generico vs. MVP Michael Von Payton and several other hot matches. For more details, visit pro-wrestling.ca/c4.