Either Triple H or Hogan
will win at WWF's Backlash
Untitled Wrestling Story (Zoso)
Ed De La Garza
In the spirit of fair play, this is a completely
unbiased installment of the wrestling column without a name.
The World Wrestling Federation split is
either the best thing the company could have done or the worst thing to
happen since Bret Hart's final WWF
match in 1997. It's up to the fans to
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The Undertaker will face
fellow Texas native Steve Austin at the World Wrestling Federation's Backlash
pay-per-view Sunday for the right to be called the No. 1 Contender.
But let's get straight to the pay-per-view.
Or we can wait a while if you want.
Fans will have the opportunity to pay $30
for the WWF's Backlash (7 p.m. Sunday, PPV). I'm not going to try and sway
you either way. The following is a
preview that could help with making a
Undisputed WWF Championship: Triple H (champion)
vs. Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan returned to the red-and-yellow
look that made him famous in the mid-1980s. Triple H is the only star worthy
of holding the belt right now.
Or it might be high time to give it to
someone else. Either way, it should be a good match. Or a total waste of
time. Prediction: I don't think I'm qualified
to make such a bold statement.
No. 1 Contender's Match: Stone Cold Steve
Austin vs. the Undertaker
Ric Flair will be the special referee for
this battle between two Texans. The winner will get a shot at the WWF title.
One would think the WWF is drooling
over an Austin/Triple H bout, but the
Rattlesnake's gotten more than his share of time at the top. Then again,
he has been voicing his displeasure of
late. But the Undertaker's no spring chicken.
Prediction: A match will be held where the winner will be left victorious
and the loser sad and dejected.
Intercontinental Title: Rob Van Dam (champion)
vs. Eddie Guerrero
While Van Dam is one of the brightest spots
in the WWF, my heritage means I must root for Guerrero. But throwing my
support behind RVD shows I'm
not taking sides because I'm Hispanic.
Prediction: Eh ...
The rest of the card
Edge will encounter Kurt Angle in the ring;
Kidman will lay his Cruiserweight Championship on the line against Tajiri;
Jazz will throw caution to the wind
and battle Trish Stratus; Brock Lesnar
will finally wrestle in a sanctioned match against Matt Hardy; Billy, Chuck,
Al Snow and Maven will have words
over the Tag Team straps; and Bradshaw
will fight Scott Hall. Predictions: I'll be rooting for everybody.