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Silly questions from a non-fan


Editor's Note: The WWF is in Edmonton tonight, and the Edmonton Sun presented this primer for non-fans in their entertainment section. You may not learn a lot, but you will laugh at some of the questions and responses!

By SHELLY DECKER -- Edmonton Sun Express
  Bad boys, bad boys what you gonna do?

With hulking necks the size of most people's waists and a verbal barrage that would making granny shove a six-pack of soap in your mouth, the World Wrestling Federation giants unleash their carnival-like atmosphere in our city today.

Those monster Spandex-clad men and their gals hit the ring on their Highway to Hell tour at the Coliseum at 8 p.m.

This is no easy road show, says public relations manager Jay Andronaco said yesterday from his Connecticut office. These guys work hard and he's got the numbers to prove it:

WHO'S HEAVIEST?: Vader at 458 pounds. The lightest is Marc Mero weighing in at 235 pounds.

HOW TALL ARE THEY?: They range from seven feet for Kane, to Calgary's Owen Hart at five-foot-11.

ARE THEY SLIGHT OF FOOT?: It ranges from Undertaker at size 16 (you know what they say, girls) to Sable's ladies'-size 6.

FIST SIZE: "They're big because they knock a lot of people out.''

WHAT'S THE SIZE RANGE OF THEIR SPANDEX OUTFITS?: "We're talking big boys. They're custom made.''

THESE BOYS AREN'T RESTRICTED TO THE LIGHT MENU ARE THEY?: "They eat a lot. They eat very, very, very healthy. A typical meal is comprised of three to four chicken breasts, pasta, steamed veggies and a plain baked potato.''

FAST FOOD: "The last option."

WORKING OUT: "They try to work out each day. They head to the gym in every city they visit.''

BENCH PRESS: Anywhere from 135 kg (300) to 270 kg (600 pounds.)

HOW HARD DO THEY WORK?: "It's a gruelling, gruelling job. They're on the road 300 days a year.''

AVERAGE LIFE OF CAREER?: The average is 10 years.

WHAT ABOUT THE WOMEN?: "They're on hand to dress up the TV and give the other people who don't necessarily enjoy watching wrestling, but enjoy the whole part of the entertainment.'' (aka leering men!)

THE GUYS HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT SABLE. HOW ABOUT HER IMPLANTS?: "I don't have an answer for that. That's a personal question and I've never asked her.''

BUT ALL THE GUYS HERE (read: the boss) REALLY WANT TO KNOW: "That's OK, I don't blame them, but I don't know personally. That's something they'd have to ask Sable.''

STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN IS THE MOST POPULAR AND HIGHEST PAID ON THE CURRENT WWF ROSTER - WHO'D WIN IN A FIGHT AGAINST DENNIS RODMAN?: "Steve Austin.''

HOW ABOUT HULK HOGAN?: "Steve Austin,''

STEVEN SEGAL?: "Steve Austin.''

WHAT ABOUT IF HE CAME UP AGAINST A WORLD CUP SOCCER HOOLIGAN FROM GERMANY?: "There's no one that can get in the ring and do what Steve Austin does. Steve Austin is the hottest wrestling property there ever has been in the history of wrestling.''

SAME GOES FOR AN ENGLISH SOCCER HOOLIGAN?: "If he wanted to wrestle him, Steve Austin would kick his butt.''

WHAT'S THE BACKGROUND ON THESE GUYS?: Most are athletes. Most have a football history. Rocky Maivia played football in university and is a third-generation wrestler with WWF. Mark Henry represented the U.S. at the 1996 Olympics for weightlifting.

SIZE OF SHOW?: There are 30 people plus a crew of 10 for tonight's event.

HOW MANY TRUCKS?: Two. If it's on TV, it goes to five.

HOW DO THEY GET AROUND?: The athletes are flown to each destination. They are responsible for their car rental, hotel and food.

HOW BUSY IS YOUR INTERNET SITE?(www.wwf.com): "We get about three million hits a month.''

PEOPLE ASSUME SOMEONE THAT SIZE MUST USE STEROIDS: "That's absolutely false. World Wrestling Federation has a very, very stringent drug testing policy. Three strikes and you're out. Any drug. It's probably tougher than the Olympics. It's natural.''