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Hart wins title back


Luger and Hart
By JOHN POWELL --SLAM! Sports

  Four days after losing the U.S. title to the "Total Package" Lex Luger, Bret "Hit Man" Hart has regained WCW's second-most prestigious strap.

In the dynamic main event match on an unusually intense Thunder broadcast, Luger clotheslined Hart over the ropes to the arena floor. An incensed Hit Man grabbed a steel chair diving back into the ring. Quick on the draw, Luger laid another neck-snapping clothesline on Hart before he had a chance to use the chair as a weapon.

Turnabout is fair play thinks The Total Package hefting the chair in his hands. Hart crawled away begging for mercy. As Luger was about to strike The Hit Man, referee Billy Silverman began a tug of war with Luger over the illegal object.

Hart leapt at the opening shoving Luger into Silverman. The two collided and Luger's head struck the chair. The Hit Man DDT'd The Total Package on the steel chair dragging a woozy Silverman out of the corner to lay down the count. Silverman's hand struck the canvass twice. Incredibly, Luger kicked out draining his last ounce of energy.

From that point on the win was elementary. Hart dragged Luger into the middle of the ring slapping on the Sharp Shooter. However, Luger did not voluntarily tap out. Silverman dropped Luger's hand three times then asked for the bell declaring Hart the new United States Heavyweight Champion.

Score one for the Torture Rack. Score one for the Sharp Shooter. You can bet this battle of the submission maneuvers is far from over.