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Hall, Hennig and F are out

By TIM BAINES -- Sun Media

 The WWF has got the F out. The former WWF now is known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

 The change was put in motion when the WWF lost a lawsuit to the World Wildlife Fund over use of the initials.

  • Some of the WWE's best fights are ones we don't see. Boys will be boys, but occasionally the scuffling gets out of hand, as it did during the WWE's trip to England last weekend for the Insurrextion pay-per-view.

     Because of their actions, two WWE wrestlers are gone. Hey yo, Chico. Goodbye, Scott Hall. Under close scrutiny because of his alcohol-abuse background, Hall stepped over the line in England. The WWE and Hall, a single parent, mutually decided the nomadic life was not working. Also gone is Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig. Pro Wrestling Torch reports Hennig was involved in a scuffle with Brock Lesnar on the plane returning home. Lesnar finished the fight by tackling Hennig, who was said to be the instigator, into the door. There are reports that Michael Hayes, who had his mullet lopped off, fought with Bradshaw. Goldust also could be in trouble for his on-plane shenanigans. Sounds like the WWE could have filmed a pay-per-view on the plane.

  • Ric Flair did the expected and turned his back on Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bradshaw on RAW. Flair will team with The Big Show in a handicap match against Austin at the Judgment Day pay-per-view.

  • Also on the Judgment Day pay-per-view: Hollywood Hulk Hogan defends his title against The Undertaker; Triple H faces Chris Jericho in a Hell in the Cell match; Eddie Guerrero meets Rob Van Dam; and Kurt Angle faces Edge (loser gets his hair cut). Matches which could take place include William Regal versus D'Lo Brown and Goldust (if he is still in the WWE) versus Booker T.

  • Results from Insurrextion: RVD defeated Guerrero (disqualification); Molly and Jazz lost to Trish and Jackie; Bradshaw was defeated by X-Pac, with help from Hall; Steven Richards beat Booker T; Shawn Stasiak and Lesnar lost to The Hardy Boyz; Spike Dudley beat Regal; Austin beat The Big Show and The Undertaker was defeated by Triple H.

  • Triple H interrupted a tag-team match with Edge and Hogan facing Jericho and Angle, hitting each of the four wrestlers with a sledgehammer.

  • Jericho will host TSN's Off the Record tomorrow at 6 p.m. It's a role reversal with usual host Michael Landsberg appearing as a guest, along with Raptors forward Jerome Williams, actress/Playboy model Katia Corriveau and Finger Eleven guitarist Rick Jackett. Jericho has a hockey pedigree. His dad, Ted Irvine, played in the NHL from 1963-77 and scored 154 goals. Irvine played for the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.

  • Results from the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation in Brantford last weekend: Squeegee Kid pinned Vladimir Urkov; Mark Menezes beat Masamune; Slade beat Kevin Grace; Squeegee over Codfather Billy Flynn; Asylum beat Danny Dynamic; James Champagne was DQ'd versus Squeegee Kid; Tony Mack pinned Jaguar Vijay Singh; Silk made Arizona submit and Robin Knightwing beat Squeegee. The AWF has a show in Ajax, May 19, at 3 p.m., featuring a Battle Royal.

  • The Canadian Wrestling Alliance will have a show, Shock at the Rock!, May 26, at 4 p.m, at The Rock Niteclub in Brampton. The main event is a hardcore Brampton Street Fight, with CWA eXtreme champion Bloody Bill Skullion facing Notorious T.I.D. Tickets are available at Jack's Back Yard, 30A Kennedy Rd. S.

  • Angle's wife Karen is pregnant, expecting a child in December. Angle, who won an amateur wrestling gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, is serious about giving it another try at the 2004 Olympics.


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