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READER ALERT: For all the latest wrestling happenings, check out our News & Rumours section.

Triple H to face fan Backlash?

By TIM BAINES -- Sun Media

 Time may not be on Hulk Hogan's side when he faces Triple H for the WWF championship at tonight's Backlash pay-per-view.

 But millions ... and millions ... of Hulkamaniacs will be in Terry Gene Bollea's corner. This could be the night when Triple H becomes a heel again.

 Ric Flair is the special referee.

  • Other matches at Backlash: Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker (for the right to be No. 1 contender); Rob Van Dam vs. Eddy Guerrero; Billy Kidman vs. Tajiri; Jazz vs. Trish Stratus; Billy and Chuck vs. Al Snow and Maven; Spike Dudley vs. William Regal; Kurt Angle vs. Edge; Bradshaw vs. Scott Hall and Brock Lesnar vs. Jeff Hardy.

  • The 24/7 rule attached to the hardcore championship came into play on RAW. Raven pinned Buh Buh Ray Dudley to win the belt. But his title reign lasted mere seconds as Tommy Dreamer stormed in and got the pin. His reign was brief as Steven Richards got the three-count. Dudley got his title back with a guitar shot to Richards' cranium.

  • Lesnar, whose wife gave birth to their first child recently, is fitting in well backstage. He has a storied amateur wrestling background.

  • Kane has an injured bicep and could be out of action for an extended time, possibly a couple of months. Kevin Nash is also injured and will miss at least two months, hence the suspension he was handed by RAW boss Flair.

  • Wahoo McDaniel, a wrestling superstar from the 1960s to early '80s, died Friday in Houston at the age of 63 from diabetes and renal failure. He was on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.

  • The Toronto Sun is launching the RAW Mystery Superstar contest soon. Watch WWF RAW on TSN April 29, May 6 and May 13 and look for the mystery superstar appearing in text on the screen during the show. Then pick up the Sunday and Monday editions of The Sun and name the corresponding mystery superstar. There are five grand prizes of a trip for two to Edmonton to see RAW. There will be 40 secondary prizes consisting of a WWF/TSN/Sun pack worth about $40 each. Winners will be selected by random draw.

  • Chris Kanyon is still a month or so away from returning to action.

  • Stacy Keibler's business relationship with Vince McMahon may be short-lived. Keibler could wind up duping McMahon and ending up as a fan favourite. The leggy beauty already gets a ton of cheers as a villain, but it would be great to see her lining up alongside the heroes.

  • The Rock could miss a couple of months of WWF action because of obligations for the movie The Scorpion King, in which he has the starring role. The Rock is drawing accolades for his performance. Success of the film will probably lead to many more leading roles and perhaps less time in the wrestling ring.

  • The Ross Report says Lita hurt her neck taping Dark Angel and will miss a few weeks. DDP is getting a second opinion on a spinal injury. Chris Benoit could return in June.


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