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McMahon X-cels with RAW mayhem


By MR. X -- Ottawa Sun
  PARTS UNKNOWN -- Strip poker, scantily-clad women, lots of profanity ... the World Wrestling Federation is beginning to make Howard Stern look like a Sunday morning sermon in comparison.

But Vince McMahon's growing X-rated vision was just plain X-Cellent on Monday's RAW IS WAR, following up an uninspired D-Generation X pay-per-view the previous night.

Shawn Michaels, the WWF's king clown, and his D-Generation X clique of Chyna and Hunter Hearst Helmsley got RAW off to a rousing start with a game of strip poker. Michaels eventually got down to his BVDs before Owen Hart, from out of the crowd, ambushed the Heartbreak Kid.

Speaking of (a)rousing, Sable trudged into the ring wearing a potato sack at the insistence of hubby Marc Mero. She yanked it off to reveal a scorchingly-hot bathing suit (of course, edited out by TSN).

And just when you think Stone Cold Steve Austin has pulled everything out of his bag of trickery, he came up with another Stunner.

After driving a truck into the arena at the D-Generation X pay-per-view last Sunday -- using it to pummel members of Nation of Domination into oblivion -- the next night Austin handed over his Intercontinental belt to Rocky Maivia on RAW, saying Michaels' world title belt was all he really had eyes for. After shaking Maivia's hand, he dropped the Rock with a Stone Cold Stunner, later knocked McMahon down, then the next night allegedly threw the belt into a river (check out this Monday's RAW for the film footage).

AROUND THE WWF: So much for the Truth Commission. The Interrogator is now known as Kurrgan, with new entrance music and a nasty claw hold. Look for him to get a big, big push ... At the D-Generation X pay-per-view, Taka Michinoku won the light heavyweight title over Brian Christopher, Los Boricuas beat DOA, Mero lost to Butterbean by DQ, Billy Gunn and Jesse James beat Legion of Doom, HHH beat Sgt. Slaughter in a boot-camp match, Michaels beat Ken Shamrock and Jeff Jarrett beat the Undertaker by DQ after he was chokeslammed by Kain ... Apparently, Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart are out of the WWF ... Look for an Undertaker-Michaels casket match at Royal Rumble.

WCW BITS: Monday's Nitro was terrific, for a change. Finally, the WCW used a good Sting angle, with the arena lights in Buffalo going out twice and nWo members left lying unconscious in the ring when the lights came back on. The show ended with a Sting dummy dropped from the ceiling through the ring canvas. It was the real Sting who emerged from under the ring and he KO'd a bunch of nWo members before staring down Hollywood Hogan ... Disco Inferno is the TV champ after beating Perry Saturn ... The terrific News From Dayton website is reporting Rick Rude pounded on a Buffalo hotel employee following Nitro.