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Metro Toronto Police Officer Nick Niras of 32 Division took on Animal of the WWF in an arm wrestling contest with Hawk helping out, at an autograph session at a Mac's Milk at Lawrence and Avenue Rd. in Toronto on Nov. 8, 1998. -- Debbie Holloway, Toronto Sun
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By GREG Di CRESCE -- Toronto Sun
  Paul Pittman's prayers were answered yesterday when doom descended on an Avenue Rd. convenience store.

Pittman, 13, showed up at 6:30 a.m. to pin down a front spot to salute the World Wrestling Federation tag team The Legion of Doom.

"I've loved the WWF my whole life," said Pittman, who won The Toronto Sun raffle for two tickets to the Raw War on Feb. 8 at SkyDome. "It's like a dream come true."

And he wasn't alone in his adoration.

"It's a full contact soap opera," said Sharona Moses, "with story lines that are a lot of fun."

The current plot twist with the Legion, which is made up of Droz, Animal, and Hawk, is that someone spiked Hawk's drink prior to his last match and he is on a mission to find out who did it.

"A lot of guys would have liked to do it," he said in an exclusive interview with The Toronto Sun, "but I'll find out."

Animal didn't seem too concerned with Hawk's mission, but was keen on talking about Jesse Ventura's recent electoral victory, winning the governorship of Minnesota.

"It goes to show you," he said, "the old facade that wrestlers are stupid doesn't always apply."

But before Animal said anything else he was asked to arm wrestle a Toronto Police officer.

"I think I could have beaten him, but I didn't want to embarrass him," said a smiling Const. Nick Niras.