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WWF stars keep fans jumping


By MR. X -- Ottawa Sun
  For nearly three hours last night the World Wrestling Federation comic book characters became larger than life.

And the 9,000 fans on hand at the Corel Centre rocked along with the monsters of the mat as the WWF Don't Trust Anybody Tour kept fans of all ages screaming for more.

The hero of the masses, Stone Cold Steve Austin, didn't let anyone down. He overcame an army of villains to retain his WWF championship.

Hunter Hearst Helmsley, in one of the feature events, used a low blow by Chyna to defeat Owen Hart.

In other matches: Taka Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher; The Headbangers beat the Quebecers; Kurrgan took down D-Lo Brown; Bradshaw defeated Mark Mero with help from Sable; Mark Henry and Kama lost to Faarooq and Vader; The Undertaker defeated Kane by disqualification; the New Age Outlaws defeated Skull and 8-Ball; and Jeff Jarrett prevailed over Steve Blackman.

The best one-liner of the night went to Rocky Maivia, who called the crowd "the largest gathering of trailer-park trash" he'd ever seen.

WCW BITS: The WCW bounced back with a strong Slamboree, then blew it with a horrible Nitro Monday. The highlight from Slamboree was Hall turning on his Wolfpack buddy, Nash. Sting and Giant won the tag-team titles. Look for Sting to side with Nash, in the Wolfpack. This is just getting too ridiculous! In other results: Fit Finley downed Chris Benoit; Lex Luger beat Brian Adams; Chris Malenko (fighting as the masked Ciclope) won the 15-man cruiserweight battle royal, then won the title over Chris Jerricho; Diamond Dallas Page pummelled Raven in a gruelling cage match; Eddie Guerrero defeated the Dragon; Bret Hart beat Randy Savage. Eric Bischoff continued his ridiculous Vince McMahon ruse by counting out the WWF boss.

AROUND THE WWF: The WWF just keeps turning up the heat each week on RAW. Wrestling has never been so entertaining, but it has become too cutting edge for children. In last week's highlight, Stone Cold Steve Austin wound up in handcuffs before returning for the night's main event, a handicap match against two of McMahon's stooges, Pat Patterson and Jerry Brisco (Curly and Larry to McMahon's Moe). Even with some help from Sgt. Slaughter, the two golden oldies took a pounding. Of course, a masked McMahon and Dude Love also got involved ... Val Venis made his RAW debut, and Al Snow, with Head, continued to make his presence felt ... According to Rick Scaia's superb Online Onslaught website, this week's RAW is another barn-burner. Look for an Undertaker-Austin main event to sizzle, and Jackyl will unveil his new stable of freaks, including characters from Howard Stern's radio show. Among the curiosities in the flock, according to the reliable Scoops website, are Hank the Drunken Angry Dwarf (voted No. 1 in People magazine's Most Beautiful People poll) and John Tenta (called Goldgut?).