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Stone Cold stuns The Rock
By GLENN COLE -- Toronto Sun
  Stone Cold is red hot again.
 Steve Austin regained the World Wrestling Federation heavyweight championship last night, using his patented Stunner to defeat The Rock during Wrestlemania XV at Philadelphia's First Union Center.
 In a match that featured no less than four referees -- not counting an aborted attempt by WWF owner Mr. McMahon to officiate -- Austin and The Rock spent more time brawling outside of the ring than in it.
 Finally Austin finished off a miserable night for McMahon by stunning him in the ring and then dousing him with two cans of beer long after the WWF boss had once again tried his best to assure the title would stay out of Austin's hands.
 Mankind was supposed to referee the bout after earning the right by defeating Paul Wight by disqualification earlier in the card. But Mankind was injured and carted from the ring on a stretcher, leaving McMahon to declare himself as the referee, a move which was quashed by commissioner Shawn Michaels just before the match.
 Three referees were knocked out of commission before Mankind, making a miraculous recovery, came to the ring and ejected McMahon after the latter had prevented Earl Hebner from carrying on with the officiating chores.
 McMahon was hoping Wight would beat Mankind, but when Wight lost, McMahon slapped The Big Show across the face. Wight then knocked out McMahon, who had him "arrested" for assault.
 Austin's win was a satisfying end to pay-per-view show which lived up to its hype and likely gained Austin more respect from his peers.
 And it whets the appetite for a proposal by former World Championship Wrestling champ Goldberg, who would like to meet Austin in a match.
 Goldberg, who is in town for tonight's WCW Nitro show at the Air Canada Centre (7:45 p.m. bell time) along with Canadians Bret Hart, Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho, thinks a match against Austin would be huge.
 "If we get together, it will be bigger than any pay per view in the history of anything.
 "He is at the top of the world in this business."
 In other matches last night, The Undertaker defeated the Bossman by hanging the Corporation's director of security in a Hell in a Cell match; Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett retained their tag-team belts by defeating D-Lo Brown and Test; Bob Holly regained the Hardcore title in a three-way match against Al Snow and Billy Gunn; Road Dogg retained the Intercontinental belt in a four-way match against Val Venis, Ken Shamrock and Goldust; Butterbean knocked out Bart Gunn in the Brawl for All; Sable retained her women's world title by defeating Torey; and Kane defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley by disqualification when Chyna interfered on Helmsley's behalf.
 Later, Helmsley and Chyna helped Shane McMahon defeat X-Pac in the European title match.

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