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It seems no one can escape the gravitational pull of Vince McMahon. Hulk Hogan, who made the WWF in the ’80s, only to leave for Ted Turner’s rival WCW, is now letting his aged, perma-tanned body get slammed into Vince’s turnbuckles again. And even with the afterburn power of a $110 million lawsuit alleging she suffered sexual degradation, Rena Mero (aka Sable) could escape re-entry only for a few short revolutions. Now Mick Foley, who left the company over creative differences, is back, in part to promote his first novel, Tietam Brown. Unlike Foley’s wrestling memoirs, Brown isn’t for fans of all ages. The book follows young Andy—who has just been released from a seven-year juvie stint into the custody of his father, the titular Tietam (a hard-drinking, violent former wrestler)—as he attempts to work out issues concerning aggression, lust, and abusive adults. Vince is letting Foley sign copies at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Books & Records, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-4227. (Janet Hopf)