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Raw conspiracy reveals a Kane mutiny


By MR. X -- Ottawa Sun
  PARTS UNKNOWN -- The Highway to Hell got a whole lot hotter Monday on RAW is WAR.

OK, Vince McMahon was right with his Conspiracy Theory. Kane and Undertaker are in cahoots. Or are they? Kane turned his back as Undertaker thumped Kane's daddy dearest, Paul Bearer. But it wouldn't be surprising to see Kane turn on Undertaker in the near future.

This Sunday's Summer Slam, at 8 p.m. on Viewer's Choice, is shaping up as a real barn-burner. Not only does Stone Cold Steve Austin have to fend off Undertaker to retain his WWF championship, he'll likely have to keep a close eye on Kane, too.

Then there are the other matches: Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. The Rock; Mankind and Kane vs. New Age Outlaws; Shamrock vs. Owen Hart (in a nine-foot lion den match); X-Pac vs. Jeff Jarrett (hair vs. hair); Val Venis vs. D-Lo Brown; Sable and a mystery partner (Edge?) vs. Marc Mero and Jackie; and the Parade of Oddities vs. Kaientai.



AROUND THE WWF: TSN won't be showing RAW Monday night ... RAW was awesome this past week. We saw a great 'Hell in a Cell' match between Kane and Mankind, with Stone Cold emerging from under the ring to thump Kane. We saw X-Pac pee on Jeff Jarrett's boots. We saw Jarrett retaliate by pummelling a cameraman, then shaving his head. We saw Gangrel continue to emerge as a superb vampire character. We saw Sable (and you can never see enough of Sable). We saw McMahon confront Undertaker and force him to commit to being friend or foe. Needless to say, it wasn't surprising Vinnie Mac was chokeslammed. We saw Kurrgan of the Parade of Oddities do that little dance. We saw Bradshaw get thumped by Bart Gunn in the `Brawl for All' final. Look for Gunn to get a big push. We got to see Chyna surrounded by the Nation, saved at the bell by Shawn Michaels. All in all, it was an example of must-see TV -- two hours of mirth and mayhem that moves along at a rollercoaster-like pace.



WCW BITS: The WCW should have built on its superb, albeit long-winded Ultimate Warrior introduction two weeks ago on Nitro. Instead, the last Nitro was about as exciting as watching paint dry. They've got to get some more heat going with the Warrior and Hollywood Hogan ... Stevie Ray has joined nWo Hollywood ... Chicago Cubs phenom pitcher Kerry Wood sometimes wears a Goldberg T-shirt under his jersey.