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Rock back where he belongs

By TIM BAINES -- Ottawa Sun

 The Rock is not only the Scorpion King, he's wrestling's king again.

 The Rock won the WWE championship at last Sunday's Vengeance pay-per-view, defeating his two opponents in the three-way main event -- defending champion The Undertaker and Kurt Angle.

 With The Undertaker dazed, The Rock pinned Angle.

 The reign may not last for long. And not because WWE doesn't have faith in The Rock's appeal. The Rock's life outside of the squared circle, namely his movie career, dictates that he could lose the title as early as Summer Slam, where he'll face Brock Lesnar.

 O CANADA: Canadians Lance Storm and Orangeville's own Christian (Jason Reso) won the tag titles from Hulk Hogan and Edge at Vengeance. Chris Jericho provided interference to aid the victory.

 ANOTHER RAW DEAL: It looks like Montreal's Molson Centre will be the site of RAW on Oct. 14.

 GAME OVER FOR MICHAELS: Shawn Michaels was on top of the world on RAW with the return of his D-Generation X faction. He stood in the ring side by side with best pal Triple H. But the glory was short-lived. Triple H, who defected to RAW from Smackdown! the previous night, bushwhacked his buddy and stormed out of the ring. That could set up a Triple H vs. Michaels match at Summer Slam.

 PLAN CHANGED: The Pro Wrestling Torch suggests the original plan for Summer Slam was to have Hulk Hogan vs. Vince McMahon and Kevin Nash vs. Triple H. The injury to Nash forced WWE to change its storyline and disband the nWo. Also part of the nWo was X-Pac, whose constant injuries and whining about storylines have put him on the sidelines.

 BROCK JUMPS: Lesnar, who's been destroying competition on RAW, jumped to Smackdown!, much to the chagrin of new RAW GM Eric Bischoff. On his Smackdown! debut, Lesnar destroyed Mark Henry and Hogan.

 THE WRITE STUFF: WWE is currently looking for a writer/producer. Check out hotjobs.com.

 ANGLE STAYING: One of the angles on Smackdown! was Kurt Angle talking to Eric on the phone. It was implied that it was Eric Bischoff. The Eric he was talking to was actually his real-life brother.

 BOYZ WILL BE BOYS: The two monsters who attacked D-Lo Brown and Planet Stasiak on RAW were The Island Boyz.

 TWO TITLES: Rob Van Dam beat Jeff Hardy in a ladder match on RAW to now hold the now-unified Intercontinental and European titles.

 VENGEANCE RESULTS: Buh Buh and Spike Dudley beat Chris Benoit and Eddy Guerrero in a tables match; Jamie Noble beat Billy Kidman; Jeff Hardy beat William Regal; John Cena pinned Jericho; Booker T beat The Big Show; Van Dam beat Lesnar via DQ.


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