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McMahon new WWF champ

Your new WWF champion Vince McMahon.
The WWF web site is reporting that Vince McMahon is the new WWF champion following the SmackDown! tapings in Las Vegas last night.

Apparently, McMahon defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a little help from Stone Cold Steve Austin of all people.

The match, which will air Thursday night on UPN-affiliated stations, was refereed by Shane McMahon.

Obviously this is the first world title reign for Vince McMahon. The kingmaker has become the king, if you will.

In a recent poll on SLAM! Wrestling, fans said that The Rock was actually the number one contender for HHH's WWF title, with 36% of the votes. Austin was second at 27%, followed by Kane (20%), Mankind (7%), Big Show (6%) and Undertaker (4%).

By announcing the title change on their web site, the WWF 'spoils' the TV show for many people. What do you think? Rap about it in Wrestle Talk

-- SLAM! Wrestling

Don't announce title changes ahead: Poll

 The fans have spoken on SLAM! Wrestling, and they don't want the WWF to announce title changes ahead of their broadcast.
 The poll was prompted by last week's Tuesday taping of Smackdown! where Vince McMahon was crowned WWF champ. The WWF web site posted the news shortly thereafter.
 An overwhelming 64% of voters said that No, results shouldn't be revealed ahead of time. Those that don't care number 20%, and those in favour were 16%.