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Rude friends aid Michaels


By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun
Shawn Michaels, with a lot of help from his friends, has made The Undertaker look silly in the past few weeks.

That's what makes their Hell In The Cell matchup tomorrow night in St. Louis more intriguing.

On a pay-per-view card that looks average, the cage match between the Heartbreak Kid and the Pale Destroyer should be far and away the best.

How much will Rick Rude and friends interfere? Will the Undertaker's brother, Cain, finally make an appearance? Just how much damage will the Undertaker be able to inflict on Michaels, who scaled the railing alongside the giant TV screen in Albany, N.Y., a couple of weeks ago in a taped Monday Night Raw?

As for the rest of the card, Owen Hart against Farooq could be interesting only because Steve Austin will be lurking somewhere. The whole Bret Hart-Patriot feud is a bore and the Goldust-Brian Pillman-Marlena situation is a bad soap-opera plot.

Viewer's Choice has the card starting at 7 p.m. Check your cable company for pricing.



NO MORE HORSEMEN: The Four Horsemen are no more.

Ric Flair has told Steve McMichael and Chris Benoit to go their own way now that he has some personal buisness to take care of. Flair says he will be back soon to go after Curt Hennig, who betrayed him and the Horsemen at the last WCW pay-per-view and then had the audacity to turn over Flair's robe to Hulk Hogan. This seems to have Flair more upset than anything else.

You would have seen this on Nitro if it was available in this market. It was originally schedule to start Oct. 1 on TSN, but because of the wall-to-wall baseball playoffs, the two-hour Nitro will not appear until Oct. 22 at 4 p.m.



HERE AND THERE: Still no final word from WCW regarding its invasion of Canada, although the last word was there would be a card in Toronto in January. There were meetings this past week in Atlanta which, it is hoped, will facilitate the use of Maple Leaf Gardens ... Looks like Davey Boy Smith banged up his right knee again last week in a match against whoever Mick Foley decided to be ... Reminder that King Kong Bundy will be wrestling on an RWA card in Burlington on Oct. 26 against Man Mountain Mike. The card is at the Burlington Crown Centre, 3348 Harvester Road. Call 905-639-5065 for further details ... Tito Santana, who is doing Spanish TV commentary for the WWF, won the Northern States heavyweight title last week ... Rick Martel has a two-year deal with WCW ... Hogan was spotted at the Tampa Bay Lightning's NHL home opener against the Carolina Hurricanes ... Fed up with losing talent to WCW, the ECW is getting cozy with the WWF again ... Sting took on seven nWo members this past Monday and cleaned house. You might see highlights this morning on WTBS at 9:05 a.m. or late tomorrow night at 1 a.m. on OnTV ... Is it a coincidence that the New VR is doing post-production work on WCW shows? Not really, in fact the relationship between CKVR and WCW is just warming up.