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Undertaker stunned at 'Slam


By MR. X -- Ottawa Sun
  PARTS UNKNOWN -- Maybe Undertaker isn't as underhanded as we thought. Maybe Kane is the type of guy who just needs a little cuddling.

Or, maybe not.

The plot grew a little thicker at last weekend's SummerSlam as Steve Austin dumped Undertaker with the Stone Cold Stunner, with no interference from Kane. Undertaker then handed over the championship belt and declared Austin was the better man.

Of course, WWF owner Vince McMahon has an ace up his sleeve. On Monday's RAW, midnight on TSN (but taped this past Monday), look for him to announce an Austin-Undertaker-Kane triple-threat match at the next pay-per-view, Breakdown.

The highlight of SummerSlam had to be the ladder match between Hunter Hearst Helmsley and The Rock. After a gut-wrenching battle, Helmsley won the Intercontinental title. Other results were: D-Lo Brown over Val Venis when the Valbowski was disqualified for roughing up the ref; the Oddities beat Kaientai; X-Pac beat Jeff Jarrett; Sable and Edge beat Marc Mero and Jackie with Sable again showing some amazingly solid wrestling skills; Ken Shamrock forced Owen Hart to tap out in the Lion's Den match; Kane was a no-show for the tag-team championship match, so Mankind faced the New Age Outlaws alone and lost.



AROUND THE WWF: The next RAW was taped in New Haven, Conn., with another taped the following night in Lowell, Mass. ... It looks like Austin will be matched against Ken Shamrock, perhaps on the Sept. 14 RAW ... Dustin Runnels' wife Terry (Marlena) could re-emerge as Sister Marlena ... Look for new gimmicks for the Samoans and the Truth Commission ... Steve Austin has an album of his favorite hard rock songs of the 1970s and '80s on the way, titled Stone Cold Metal. It's expected to feature songs by groups like Kiss, Scorpions and Ted Nugent ... Austin stunned Regis Philbin this past week ... It appears there are talks between Sable and Playboy ... The WWF toy action figures show an unmasked Kane.



WCW BITS: Nitro went uncontested this past week with RAW on the sidelines due to U.S. Open tennis coverage ... It was a good piece of work to progress the Four Horseman angle, with J.J. Dillon trying to persuade Arn Anderson to add Chris Benoit and Mongo McMichael to the new Horseman stable ... Eddie Guerrero continued his "shoot" on Eric Bischoff by refusing to wrestle Brian Adams and allowing himself to be pinned ... The Ultimate Warrior tried to scare some sense into nWo Hollywood ... It looks like Ric Flair and the WCW are close to a settlement, but the deal hasn't been finalized yet ... Goldberg met with Mark McGwire this past week.