On the same episode of Raw in which octogenarian and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin moon-walked (as in Michael Jackson's moon walk) in the ring, Bret Hart won the U.S. title. I don't know which was more surreal Monday night.

I suppose it proves that anything really can happen in the WWF, er, WWE.

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With Hart, 52, as the U.S. champ and The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) as the WWE unified tag team champions, the pink and black set hasn't had this much gold since the early days of the Attitude Era. (I wonder if the recent release of WWE's "Hart and Soul" DVD has anything to do with it.)

Hart, who hasn't had a belt around his waist other than the one that holds up his jorts since 2000, defeated The Miz for the title Monday night in a match that predictably was short and loaded with outside interference.

I'm not usually a big fan of putting a belt on non-wrestlers – which "The Hitman" is at this point – because I think it makes the title look like a joke, but at least it wasn't one of the world titles, and it did make for a feel-good moment.

I'm guessing that Hart relinquishes the title next week on Raw, delivering an emotional promo in which he says that he has lost his smile. Then Shawn Michaels will appear and accuse Hart of being a liar and trying to drop the title without doing a job. Just kidding. I think Hart will give up the title and there will be a tournament to crown a new champion.

I wouldn't be surprised if Hart ends up becoming Raw general manager, as it was announced Monday that Vickie Guerrero was no longer GM and that the position would be filled on next week's show. Hart doesn't seem to be in a hurry to leave WWE, so it makes sense.

Other thoughts on Monday's commercial-free show:

Chris Jericho was tremendous on the mic during his exchange with Hart in the opening segment. I know we say that a lot about Jericho, but he was especially good here. Hart, by the way, said "WWF" once when he meant "WWE." Old habits die hard. I thought Aldrin, Monday's guest host, was going to make the same slip-up later when he said struggled to get out "WW… E." …

Aldrin was a little out there at times on the mic, but it actually made him more entertaining. Unfortunately, a large segment of the crowd was disrespectful, booing Aldrin and saying "What?" every time he spoke. Show a little class, people. Perhaps it was a bad idea for WWE to have "an American hero" hosting the show in Canada. …

There were two surprise appearances on the show – by The Undertaker and Virgil. Yes, the real Virgil. Last month when Ted DiBiase Jr. began the search for "his Virgil," I wrote: "Maybe DiBiase can get the real Virgil – unless TNA has already signed him, that is." I can't believe WWE actually did bring in "The Million Dollar Man's" old bodyguard. I don't think he'll be around long. I'm predicting that Virgil turns on DiBiase during his match with R-Truth at the Over the Limit pay-per-view Sunday, and that will be the last we see of him. As for The Undertaker, he made a cameo as Randy Orton's hand-picked opponent for Edge, but the match never took place. Edge had just wrestled a match against Christian, so he bailed on The Undertaker. …

The Edge-Christian match (won by Edge) was good, especially the last couple minutes. …

I like that Edge selected Jack Swagger to be Orton's opponent. That gives Swagger credibility, as did Michael Cole referring to him as "the real deal." I'm also pleased that Swagger didn't get pinned (he lost by disqualification when Edge interfered). …

The John Cena-Sheamus main event didn't do much for me, mostly because I don't really care about Sheamus. I was just waiting for the part when Batista would do his inevitable run-in. I did like the post-match angle with Batista trapping Cena in the old Rings of Saturn submission hold. Cena screaming in pain and Batista telling him to quit was a strong image to end the final Raw before the pay-per-view. …

The clip of Aldrin punching the conspiracy theorist who believed the moon landing was staged was classic. That's how pro wrestlers used to handle things in the old days when fans got in their faces about wrestling being fake. Wait, does that mean that the moon landing really was a hoax? …

I was happy when Layla won the WWE women's title instead of Michelle McCool last week on Smackdown. My happiness subsided, however, when each member of LayCool showed up on Raw wearing a championship belt. So there's one title but two people defending it, each with her own belt? I don't think even TNA has pulled that one. …

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Perhaps if The Miz would have selected better henchmen to watch his back than Vladimir Kozlov – who apparently is a heel after all – and William Regal, he would still be U.S. champion. …

After Hart beat The Miz, Cole suddenly turned into the heel announcer that he plays on WWE NXT. He was bad-mouthing Hart and saying that The Miz was ripped off. …

Jerry Lawler said that he never heard a complaint from Virgil when he was Ted DiBiase Sr.'s "manservant." Really? I thought they ended up feuding, with Virgil even winning the Million Dollar belt. …

Zack Ryder has the best scam going in WWE. First he gets to hang out with Rosa Mendes, and now he's paired with Alicia Fox. …

The spoof of the Dos Equis beer commercials (the most interesting man in the world) with Santino Marella was pretty funny. …

Jon Lovitz was announced as next week's guest host. Ugh. Perhaps it really is time to consider ending the guest host format.

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