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Sun winners thrilled by Venis

Val Venis has Wayne Sauder, left, and Stefan Bindoo in a headlock. -- Greig Reekie, Toronto Sun
By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling

Wayne Sauder is only a "moderate fan" of the WWF. So, when he read that he was the winner of the Toronto Sun contest to go backstage for a meet and greet, he immediately thought of his stepson, Kerol and his friend Stefan Bindoo, who are both huge fans.

The Toronto native Sauder brought Bindoo and his wife Beverly to the WWF show Saturday night in Toronto, but his 12-year-old stepson was unable to attend.

"I'd feel much better if (Kerol) was here," said Beverly Sauder of her son. She said that her husband and son can often be found watching wrestling together.

As for Bindoo, 22, he "flipped out" when his friend told him that he was going to the WWF show, which included front row seats and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe at SkyDome.

"I love wrestling," said Bindoo, whose favourite wrestler in The Rock. "I watch all of it."

Backstage, the trio got to meet Val Venis briefly, and receive a personalized autograph. (Mom got one signed for her son.)

Sun photographer Greig Reekie got Venis to place Wayne Sauder and Bindoo in a headlock for a photo.

Afterwards being in Venis's armpit, Bindoo said that "he squeezed me a bit too hefty" and he was considering delivering the Rock Bottom on the former porn star.

As for Sauder, 27, he couldn't believe Venis's size.

"He's a big man," said Sauder, before thanking the Sun for a "once in a lifetime" chance to meet a WWF superstar.

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