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Brock is set to rock and roll

By TIM BAINES -- Ottawa Sun

 Brock Lesnar could be about to stamp his legacy as The Next Big Thing. All that stands in the way of stardom and the WWE championship is The People's Champion, The Rock.

 In all likelihood, Lesnar will win the WWE title tonight at Summer Slam. The Rock begins filming his next movie Helldorado next month, opposite Rosario Dawson, who has also had roles in Josie and the Pussycats, Men In Black II and The Adventures of Pluto Nash.

  • Another highlight of Summer Slam will be the return of Shawn Michaels to the ring. He'll face his old buddy Triple H and we look forward to some sweet chin music directed Triple H's way. The match, under the WWE storyline, will not be sanctioned.

  • Other Summer Slam matches in what could be WWE's best card of the year, top to bottom: Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Benoit; Booker T and Goldust vs. The Unamericans (Christian and Lance Storm); Test vs. The Undertaker; Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio; Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho and Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero. It wouldn't be surprising if WWE added a women's match to the mix.

  • Tiger Ali Singh (real name, Gurjit Singh Hans) has filed a $7-million harassment lawsuit against WWE, according to the New York Post. The lawsuit claims some wrestlers filled one of his turbans, sacred in the Sikh religion, with cigarette butts and garbage, and referred to him as "taxi driver." The lawsuit goes on to claim another of his turbans was torn into pieces backstage and placed on the head of a mentally disturbed person. Singh, 31, says he was harassed because the company was trying to get out of his contract. Singh also claims he suffered a career-ending injury last December when he was "forced to perform" in an outdoor match while it was raining. Singh's father Tiger Jeet Singh (real name, Jagit Singh Hans) filed a $1-million lawsuit against WWE because he claims the company stopped paying him in 1999. WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt told the newspaper the company stopped paying Singh because he could no longer wrestle. He added that WWE is not responsible for Gurjit's injury since it happened while he was wrestling for another company.

  • X-Pac has been released by WWE.

  • Look for Kane to return very soon, possibly tonight, with a new look. Kane will have a new mask. You can check out the new design at wwe.com in the wweshopzone. It looks like Kane will be part of the Smackdown! roster.

  • WWE's webcasts have been put on hold for three months.

  • The hardcore division's 24/7 rule has been abolished, with Tommy Dreamer keeping the title in a free-for-all with several other former hardcore title holders on RAW.

  • Trish Stratus defeated Stacy Keibler in a bra-and-panties mud match on RAW. Ring announcer Howard Finkel was also tossed into the mud. Following the match, Trish and referee Charles Robinson were sent to hospital to get mud flushed out of their eyes.

  • Jericho, under his stage name Mongoose MacQueen, performed with his band Fozzy on RAW. The band was interrupted by Flair, who trashed the equipment and chased Jericho away.

  • Maven has torn ligaments in an ankle and will be out for at least two more months.


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