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

Flair joining nWo-ooooo?

By TIM BAINES -- Ottawa Sun

 So, is Ric Flair about to turn heel? Is the dirtiest player in the game about to align himself with the punkish nWo?

 We should have a good idea tomorrow night on RAW as Flair may team with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bradshaw to face the nWo -- Scott Hall, X-Pac and its newest member, The Big Show.

 The obvious storyline would be for Flair to betray Austin. The WWF needs a nemesis for the beer-chugging Austin, and Flair could best walk the aisle in that capacity.

 But this is the WWF. Storylines could be changing as you read this. Another possibility would be to turn Bradshaw against Austin.

  • Legendary Lou Thesz died last Sunday at the age of 86. He had triple bypass heart surgery earlier in the month. Hooker, as Thesz was known, wrestled for more than 55 years, from the 1930s until a match in Japan when he was 73.

  • The buzz on the wrestling circuit is that Kevin Nash, sidelined with an injury and suspended in a storyline, could return soon wearing Kane's mask. The idea would be to create confusion while Kane nurses his own injury. Nash apparently is healing more quickly than expected.

  • Look for a hair vs. hair match at the Judgment Day pay-per-view. Kurt Angle will face Edge with the loser getting his locks clipped.

  • Chris Benoit could be back in 4-6 weeks.

  • When is the WWF going to start making trades from RAW to Smackdown? Disgruntled wrestlers could be traded. Blockbuster deals! C'mon, WWF ... wake up!

  • There has been some talk that the WWF may have increased its interest in Goldberg, who has negotiated a buyout from his former employer Time-Warner, which owned WCW. Goldberg has been very critical of the WWF in the past. And Brock Lesnar could be every bit the animal Goldberg was. But the WWF may look at Goldberg as a franchise player and may open up the vault to get him.

  • The Toronto-based Apocalypse Wrestling Federation will be showcased on the season finale of the Naked News show. Two Naked News anchors, Michelle and Athena, got involved in an AWF show last Sunday in Toronto. The AWF has a card today in Brantford, at 4 p.m., at the Cowboy Tavern.

  • At age 48, Hulk Hogan is one of the oldest champions in WWF history. Vince McMahon was the oldest title holder back when he had a one-week gimmick run in 1999 at the age of 54. His title reign was all about the ratings. Flair was 51 when he last held the WCW title in 2000, but they were changing the title every week, so it didn't mean much. He also held it a year earlier when the company was doing good business. Genichiro Tenryu is 51 and is the current Triple Crown champion. Thesz was 49 when he held the NWA Title and 62 when he lost the UWA World title in 1978. Verne Gagne was 55 and Nick Bockwinkel was 52 when they held the AWA title, and Terry Funk was 52 when he last held the ECW title.


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