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Fired Austin slams McMahon


By MR. X -- Ottawa Sun
  PARTS UNKNOWN -- If you happened to be keeping score, within the space of two days Stone Cold Steve Austin refused to acknowledge a new WWF champion, got fired by his boss, Vince McMahon, then held a gun and crossbow his head.

Now, that's action!

The WWF has taken some heat for its RAW angle, where Austin, after being fired on Judgment Day, bushwhacked McMahon, knocked him around a bit and held him hostage for the night, before taking him to the middle of the ring.

There, Austin humiliated McMahon, and wound up pulling the trigger on a toy gun with a "bang" flag popping out the end. Austin rolled McMahon over and the frazzled kingpin had "wet" himself.

Great entertainment, but perhaps a little too risque for its 4:30 p.m. showing on TSN Tuesday.

While Austin is fired, he's not gone. He'll still be appearing at shows, including Ottawa, in the upcoming weeks. And you can bet your boots the Austin-McMahon angle is far from dead.

Also, hilarious, but thankfully edited for the TSN showing, was a Tiger Ali Singh kielbasa bit, performed with a well-endowed audience member.

In case you missed results from Judgment Day: After Undertaker, with assistance from Paul Bearer, belted Kane with a chair, Austin refused to do a three count, instead dropping Undertaker with a Stone Cold Stunner and naming himself champion (the title is now vacant and will be decided in a 16-man tournament at Survivor Series); Al Snow beat Marc Mero; LOD with Droz over DOA and Paul Ellering; Christian won the light heavyweight belt over Taka; Goldust over Val Venis; X-Pac beat D-Lo Brown for the European title; New Age Outlaws by DQ over the Headbangers; Mankind refused to tap out to Ken Shamrock's ankle submission and applied the Mandible Claw to knock himself out; Mark Henry beat The Rock, with help from D-Lo.

AROUND THE WWF: The WWF's stop in Ottawa Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Corel Centre, is shaping up nicely. The main event is now a Fatal Four-Way match involving Austin, Mankind, Undertaker and Kane. Other matches include: Rock vs. Venis; NAO vs. DOA; X-Pac vs. Christian; Sable and Steve Blackman vs. Mero and Jackie; Edge vs. Jeff Jarrett (with Debra McMichael); Goldust vs. Gangrel; Al Snow (with Head) vs. Steven Regal; Droz vs. Tiger Ali Singh; LOD vs. Mark Henry and D-Lo. Tickets range from $15 to $30 ... Heavy metal monsters Motley Crue will appear on the next RAW ... Look for Venis to drop Terri Runnels after she whispered something into his ear last Monday ... Look for a feud between Hawk and Animal ... McMahon and Undertaker are cover boys for the most recent New York magazine, which has great feature on the WWF.

WCW BITS: Halloween Havoc is scheduled for tomorrow at 8 p.m. with some big-name matches. Goldberg meets Diamond Dallas Page and Hollywood Hogan takes on Ultimate Warrior in the two biggies. Sting vs. Brett has the potential to be the match of the night. Scott Hall faces Kevin Nash. Meng faces Wrath; and Rick Steiner meets his brother Scott in a no DQ match... There are rumours that Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham may ride to Eric Bischoff's rescue as his own "Horsemen"... Hogan turned on his real-life nephew Horace Boulder on Nitro.