Sting-Hogan match still has plenty of appeal
By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun
Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels.
Hulk Hogan vs. Sting.
If you had the choice of just one, what would you watch?
Now considering the refusal of Michaels to job to anyone in the WWF, you
more or less know what the outcome will be in Wrestlemania XIV. But at least
Austin will get a chance to get a few good shots in.
Hogan-Sting has been seen before. The bouts have been entertaining for the
most part, regardless of the back-to-back screwy ending in December.
And, because of Hogan's contract status in WCW, the ending of the next one
isn't a foregone conclusion.
Athletically, Austin and Michaels should be better, but the doubt of the
outcome of the Sting-Hogan match at Superbrawl on Feb. 22 in San Francisco
provides a little more intrigue.
FAMILY FEUD: Poor Owen Hart. He is trying to make his mark in the WWF
against some pretty heavy odds. Hart, the European champion, will be facing
Goldust at the SkyDome on Feb. 21 and is getting pounded on by just about
And it cannot help Hart that his brother, Bret, and brother-in-law, Davey
Boy Smith, have been taking turns bad-mouthing WWF owner Vince McMahon.
Bret Hart, making his fourth appearance on TSN's Off The Record, said that
his younger brother was stuck in the WWF and that McMahon had told him to stop
messing with Owen's mind or face a lawsuit.
"My only response to him was that if he had any integrity, he would let him
go," Hart said.
Smith took his swings regarding his release from the WWF to join WCW
involving a $150,000 release fee.
The whole thing is getting a little tiresome.
FROM THE MAIL BAG: Reader Chris Val points out that the reference last time
to Bobo Brazil's match against Tim Anderson in 1963 was the first match
between two black men in pro wrestling ... To John McLean: The WCW's address
in Atlanta is One CNN Center, P.O Box 105366 Atlanta, Ga. 30348-5366 ... For a
free copy of a wrestling newsletter, write to Charles MacLaurin, Box 1287,
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866. MacLaurin is a dedicated
wrestling fan and quite knowledgeable about both the WWF and WCW.
ON THE MEND: Word is that former CFLer Glen Kulka, who recently joined the
WWF, suffered a serious knee injury while wrestling in a Canadian independent
card in Regina ... Curt Hennig is out with a knee injury which may need
surgery ... The Giant is spending part of his recuperation time from the
concussion he suffered at the hands of Kevin Nash making a movie with Adam
HERE AND THERE: Has the WWF really moved the In Your House set for Edmonton
on April 26 to Greensboro, N.C. ? ... The One Man Gang is back in the WWF and
will be seen on TV as soon as this weekend ... That Chris Benoit-Dallas
Diamond Page slugfest on Thunder was worth watching until that silly ending.
Enough of the outside interference already ... Two representatives from Pro
Wrestling Canada, Mad Dog Rex and Sick Puppy who are known as the Dogs of War
have challenged the RWA's Pete Rokk and Sweet Steve Hart ... Randy Savage will
soon be cast out from the NWO ... Ron Hutchinson says Rob Hans Singh, who is
studying at Brock University, is going to follow the steps of his brother
Tiger-Ali Singh into the wrestling ring.
TV TALK: This week's Monday night ratings in the U.S. showed Raw's
composite was a 3.5,with a 3.7 in the first hour, and a 3.2 in the second. WCW
Nitro's composite was a 4.9, with a 5.2 in the first hour, 4.6 in the second,
and 5.0 in the third ... CKVR begins a weekly WCW show today at 4 p.m. ... Bet
you TSN thinks twice about picking up a live WWF press conference. The one
Thursday was a waste of air time.