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Paul Bearer returns
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


Many years ago, we were introduced to The Undertaker.

Then it was Paul Bearer, who, with the magical powers of the urn, gave The Undertaker power from beyond.

Kane then came along, as The Undertaker’s brother, burned and disfigured, we were told as a result of a fire in the funeral parlour which killed both parents.

Fast forward to years later: The Hell in a Cell pay-per-view Sunday night. More of the same. Kane vs. Undertaker. And Paul Bearer is back, in Undertaker’s corner.

If something works in wrestling, it rarely gets put to bed forever. You can bet this isn’t the last time you’ll see the “brothers” facing each other.

And speaking of Paul Bearer (real name Bill Moody, also known as Percy Pringle), he tweeted: “My contract actually became effective on Aug. 1, and sworn to secrecy, it was extremely hard to keep so many of my contacts from knowing what the future was going to hold in store for me.”

The funny thing is I contacted him for an interview about a month ago, unaware he was set to return to WWE. He politely declined and said he was unavailable. Guess he didn’t want to spill the beans.

Christian has surgery

Christian (Jay Reso) had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle with doctor to the stars, James Andrews, doing the cutting. “I’ve never had surgery before, so I’ve never been put under anesthesia,” Christian told wwe.com.

“I expected to go under gradually … and the next thing I remember was opening my eyes and Dr. Andrews telling me that the surgery was finished ... It was the craziest thing I’ve ever experienced.”

Around the ring

WWE will reportedly not do its Tribute to the Troops in the Mideast this holiday season. What a shame if it’s true! ... The new DVD, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho, is getting rave reviews.

Wrestling in Greely

There’s a wrestling show at the Greely and District Legion (8021 Mitch Owens Rd.) on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. Wrestlers on hand include Steve Corino, MVP Michael Von Payton, The Incredible Hunks and The Flatliners. The A-Channel’s Bill Welychka will be the guest ref for a women’s titles match. Proceeds from a raffle and a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Sialidosis Research Fund @ McMaster University with the “Help Emily-Help Tyler” Fundraiser. (both families will be at the show).