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Superstars getting old testing
By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun

  The folks who run the World Wrestling Federation liberally throw around the word "superstars" when referring to its talent.

 But in reality, the way it appears to work in the federation, there is obviously an elite group of four or five guys. Then there's a larger division who are talented in their own right but don't have the marquee appeal and a third group of prelim bout workers who you might see from time to time, but so seldom that you can hardly recognize them half the time.

 But be honest. Isn't it getting a wee bit tiring seeing The Rock, Steve Austin, Triple H and now Kurt Angle doing the same stuff television show after television show.

 And how many more times can Kane and the Undertaker get beaten up by or beat up Rikishi and Haku before that act gets thin? When are the fatal four ways going to be put to rest?

 Maybe it is because Vince McMahon was concerned with getting his "football" off the ground or that having two two-hour shows in too much, but surely someone in the organization realizes new plots are needed.

 Chris Jericho, who is a heck of a lot more entertaining than Triple H, is about due to be included with the big guys. Better him than the Big Show whose time in Ohio didn't do much to improve him apparently.

 Maybe the answer lies with Shawn Michaels, who is returning after a three-year absence from competition. Maybe it will be the repackaged Justin Incredible, who was Aldo Montoya his first time in the WWF and will have another name this time around. Maybe it will be Jerry Lynn, the ex-ECW champ who was in Winnipeg working for an indie show not all that long ago.

 But somewhere along the line, the creativity department has to kick into high gear. It is what's needed most.

 HERE AND THERE: Didn't see the Women of Wrestling, but those who did have given it two thumbs down. What was interesting is that Bobby Heenan, who was bounced by the WCW, worked the show along with Lee Marshall, another ex-WCW announcer. ... The fact that the WWF has signed or is close signing a handful of ECW stars should tell you about the future of that organization. Rhino is said to also be WWF bound, but Rob Van Dam isn't. The loss of ECW's spot on TNN was a major blow ... The WCW -- yes it is alive -- holds it's pay per view on Feb. 18 in Nashville. Matches on the card include: A four way for WCW heavyweight title featuring Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page and Jeff Jarrett as well as a WCW cruiserweight title bout involving Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Rey Mysterio Jr., Lance Storm, Shawn Stasiak and Rick Steiner will also be featured on the card from Nashville which will be carried on Viewer's Choice.

 OFF THE TOP ROPE: In Stoney Creek tonight, Powerslam Wrestling Extreme has a show at 7: 30 at the Valley Park Community Centre, 970 Paramount Rd. Quinson Valentino battles Flexx Falcone, Ricky Stardust takes on Jerry Martell and the Texas HellRazors battle the Ebony Express. ... Next Sunday, the AWF is back at Cactus Pete's, 462 Birchmount, with another show. Jaguar Vijay Singh meets The Original Sinn; All Knighter Joey Knight battles All Knighter Robin Knightwing in feature bouts.


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