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Curt Hennig is riding high


By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun

CURT HENNING Predictable betrayal.

Anyone who thought Curt Hennig would be a loyal member of the Four Horsemen obviously wasn't paying attention.

For one thing, the former Mr. Perfect isn't the loyal type.

He showed his true colors at Fall Brawl by gleefully pounding No. 1 Horseman Ric Flair, even slamming a door on Flair's head.

Flair is gone for a few weeks and Hennig feels no remorse. In fact, he feels pretty darn good because he has the U.S. title belt which he took from Steve (Mongo) McMichael on Monday night.

Perfectly planned. Perfectly executed.

Just don't call him Mr. Perfect like WCW announcer Bobby (The Brain) Heenan did. Oops.

ONE NIGHT STAND: Canadian wrestling fans get a rare edge over the Americans tonight when Viewers Choice airs a WWF pay-per-view card from Britain. Bret (Hit Man) Hart puts the championship belt on the line against the Undertaker and Davey Boy Smith, making a rare appearance in front of his home fans, puts his European title on the line against Shawn Michaels. Bell time is 8 p.m.

KING KONG LIVES: The Renegade Wrestling Association folks are beaming after signing the human condominium, King Kong Bundy. The 446-pound former WWF heel, whose career lowlights include body-slamming a midget, wrestles Man Mountain Mike Oct. 26 at the Burlington Crown Centre, 3348 Harvester Road. Telephone 905 639-5065 for further details. Admission will be $6.

CENSORED: WWF Raw viewers were spared an obscenity-laced tirade from Michaels this past week directed at the Undertaker, who was not in the building. WWF officials were not amused nor were the parents who brought their kids to the card in Muncie, Ind.

TUNING IN: WCW Nitro begins Oct. 1 on TSN at 4 p.m. with a repeat Thursdays at midnight.

OnTV has WCW shows at 2 a.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Monday. CHEX has WCW on Saturday afternoon, usually around 2 p.m., but the show moves around because of CBC Sports presentations. Check the TV listings. There is no Canadian WWF programming Saturday afternoon any more but OnTV has a show at 1 a.m. Sunday morning and 1 p.m. Sunday.

OFF THE TOP ROPE: John Nord, aka The Berzerker (Huss!, huss!), has signed with the WCW ... Wildman Marc Mero returns to action this weekend and will be on Monday Night Raw ... Brian Pillman may be gone from the Hart Foundation come Monday night. He is wrestling Owen Hart in an I-C tournament bout ... Yokozuna may appear on Raw this week ... There's a Nitro taping in Buffalo Dec. 8. That was supposed to be the date the WCW was coming to Toronto. Word now is that WCW won't come to Toronto until January. Wonder if it was this tough to come to Canada in 1812?