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Savage due for a beatin'
By BRET "THE HIT MAN" HART -- For the Calgary Sun

  Super Slamboree Sunday is tomorrow and I'm training hard and raring to go. I used to respect Randy Savage, but after years of him ducking me with one excuse after another, I realized that he's a coward whose never had the guts to get in the ring with me for a major match. He's so big on excuses that I figured I'd give him an excuse to finally challenge me and now he thinks it was his idea. He's been hiding from me for years, but tomorrow he can't crawl back under his rock. Randy is in the wrong place at the wrong time tomorrow and the madness can't save him because, right now, no one is madder than me. I'm frustrated, fed up and disillusioned and I almost feel sorry for Randy that he's going to end up being my whipping boy. My best advice to everybody is to just stay out of this. And that includes Piper.

 Roddy Piper had to go and appoint himself special referee. Why not just let me and Savage go at it? He says he's going to call it down the middle -- yeah right, I've heard that before. Why is everybody so sure Piper is WCW? Hey, that isn't a crazier question than why Sting was eying that nWo shirt on Thursday Thunder!

 Yes, you read that right. Sting might be nWo, but what's even stranger is that Sting decided to dedicate his career to destroying the nWo and now he's teaming with Giant against Hall and Nash. First of all, based on the way WCW fans turned on me when I set out to dismantle the nWo brick by brick, I'd think Sting would get the hint that the fans don't appreciate destroying the nWo as a heroic effort. I know Sting has a lot of supporters and I'd like to know why they think it's honorable for Sting to defend WCW against the nWo but when I did the same thing they had a problem with that.

 It seems the only thing keeping Sting and Giant together as a team is that it serves their purpose since they have a mutual disdain for Hall and Nash. But what if they win? Can a tag team that is both WCW and nWo survive? Probably not.

 In an ideal world we can hope that winning and keeping the tag straps will become more important to Sting and Giant then the nWo/WCW feud, which is a point I've been trying to make all along. Meanwhile, Giant suggested to Sting that if they're victorious, Sting should go nWo and he handed Sting an nWo shirt. That Sting didn't tear the shirt to shreds suggests to me that at Slamboree, he might wear it. Tear it or wear it. It'd be worth watching the pay-per-view just to see Lex Luger's reaction. Besides all that, where in the world is Scott Hall? No one has seen him for months.

 Here's a perfect example of what I mean when I say that JJ Dillon rewrites the rule book for each match. Bill Goldberg remains undefeated as U.S. Champion and I guess they want to put him in his place because at Slamboree he has to beat Raven's entire flock in order to retain the U.S.title. As awesome as Goldberg is in the ring, that he would accept these terms shows his inexperience in the boardroom.

 There's a first time ever Bowery Death Match at Slamboree -- and no I don't mean Bischoff vs. McMahon! I'll get back to that. This time, it's Dallas Paige and Raven -- in a cage -- with no rules. First man to go down for a 10 count loses. In past encounters, Flock interference has given Raven the advantage but in a cage Raven will have to face the rage of Paige on his own. I hope there's a time limit for this one or it'll be a long night.

 Yes, you read that right, Bischoff vs. McMahon. It started a few weeks ago when McMahon sent DeGeneration X to invade the backstage area of a Nitro taping. Then he had them show up, unannounced and uninvited, at Bischoff's office -- on a Monday afternoon when McMahon knows Eric isn't there because he's at Nitro. Why did Vince McMahon do this? For the same reason he does anything, ratings. He showed his so-called invasions on Raw to make it look like he was getting in the face of the enemy. He's lucky Eric didn't just have his wrestlers and video crew arrested for trespassing and end the whole infantile thing right there. I have to admit that I like Bischoff's solution better. He's challenged Vince to a match tomorrow and he's even offered him a full security escort into the arena.

 I know McMahon is way too big of a coward to face anyone one-on-one. I hope I'm wrong because no one wants to see Vince McMahon at Slamboree more than I do. Aside from finally getting my hands on that slimy Savage, watching Eric pop McMahon with a big right upper cut would be my personal highlight of Slamboree and for a long time to come.

 

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