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SLAM! Wrestling: WrestleMania XIV stories
'Taker Crossword -

Stone Cold champion!

Austin wins WWF World Title

By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Sports
AUSTIN  "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is the new World Wrestling Federation Champion...and that's the bottom line.
 As predicted in SLAM! Wrestling's Countdown To WrestleMania, disgraced boxer "Iron" Mike Tyson betrayed D-Generation X leader Shawn Michaels slapping a faster than your average three count handing Austin his first reign as WWF World Heacyweight Champion. And how the chorus of boos that dogged Tyson's every televised WWF appearance quickly changed to cheers. Faster than Marc Mero's jabs, some would say.
  • Mar. 30, 1998: Full story

    Stone Cold and Tyson stun Michaels

    By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun
      Stone Cold Steve Austin is the new WWF heavyweight champion.
     And Shawn Michaels is trying figure out what went wrong last night during Wrestlemania 14 at Boston's FleetCenter.
  • Mar. 30, 1998: Full story

    Former heavyweight champ tries wrestling

     BOSTON (AP) -- Mike Tyson felt right at home in his wrestling debut. He threw a knockout punch, turned on a one-time ally and made a lot of money like he's done in his stalled boxing career.
     Just where that career will go, he wouldn't say Sunday night. He preferred to discuss why he enjoyed his role as a "special enforcer" to help sell a World Wrestling Federation show.
  • Mar. 29, 1998: Full story

    Quebecers fiercely competitive, patroitic

    By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Sports
      If it turns out that Jean Charest is not the answer in Quebec, then maybe the Quebec Liberals should look to The Quebecers to save the country.
      Jacques Rougeau and Carl Pierre Ouelette are fierce patriots and are doing their own bit to keep Canada together -- while splitting heads inside the ring.
  • Mar. 28, 1998: Full story

    Countdown to WrestleMania

     Boston's Fleet Center is the battle ground. Titles will be won and lost. Long-standing grudges will be settled in and out of the squared circle. WrestleMania - the World Wrestling Federation's yearly sports-entertainment spectacular takes place this Sunday and as a preview to this weekend's event, SLAM! Wrestling takes a look at the wrestlers involved, the matches on the card and as a bonus we predict the winners and losers along with WWF Canada President, Carl DeMarco.
  • Mar. 27, 1998: Full story

    Wrestlemania's March Madness

    By ED SCHUYLER JR. -- Associated Press
     This could even set professional wrestling back.
     When Shawn Michaels defends the World Wrestling Federation championship in Wrestlemania XIV at the Fleet Center in Boston on Sunday, Mike Tyson will serve as a "special enforcer."
     Hey, a man has to make a buck.
  • Mar. 26, 1998: Full story

    Tyson answers Austin's challenge

     BOSTON (AP) -- Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin asked Mike Tyson last month if he was man enough to take him on in the ring.
     Tyson responded Thursday with a big, wet smooch.
     The former heavyweight champion and the wrestler met in the ring on City Hall Plaza during a promotional workout for the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania on Sunday at FleetCenter.
  • Mar. 26, 1998: Full story

    Tyson follows a long line of champions into wrestling

    By ED SCHUYLER Jr. -- AP Boxing Writer
     NEW YORK -- When Mike Tyson participates in a wrestling show in March, he won't be breaking new ground.
     Iron Mike is at least the 11th world heavyweight boxing champion to be involved in professional wrestling -- at least on a one-time or short-term basis.
     Tyson is getting about $4 million to participate as a non-wrestler in Wrestlemania. There are reports he needs money despite purses totally more than $100 million in his last six fights. He contends, however, that he is not doing it for the money.
  • Feb. 15, 1998: Full story

    Previous headlines

  • Feb. 5, 1998: Tyson to be guest ref in WrestleMania main event
  • Feb. 4, 1998: Tyson, King rift spells trouble for WM press conference
  • Jan. 20, 1998: Mike Tyson: 'bad guy' wrestler
  • Jan. 20, 1998: Mike Tyson accepts wrestling challenge
  • Jan. 16, 1998: Tyson to referee in WrestleMania XIV

    Photo Gallery

    BLUE ARROWMike Tyson counts the pinfall.  18K
    BLUE ARROWShawn Michaels questions Mike Tyson.  18K
    BLUE ARROWMike Tyson looks along the mat.  12K
    BLUE ARROWMike Tyson throws Steve Austin back into the ring.  13K
    BLUE ARROWKane attacks Pete Rose.  12K
    BLUE ARROWOwen Hart and Hunter Hearst Helmsley battle outside the ring.  23K
    BLUE ARROWGennifer Flowers enters the ring.  15K



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