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WWE Headed to Staples After Denver Boot; We've Got Tickets

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 05:16PM
WWE at Staples

The owner of Denver's Pepsi Center must not have had a lot of faith in his home-town Nuggets playoff chances. This spring he signed a deal to host wrestling promoter WWE's Raw on Monday night, a date that now conflicts with game four of the Nuggets' series against the Lakers.

Pepsi Center's loss is Downtown's gain, as the spurned WWE is bringing its roadshow one thousand miles west to Staples Center. We've got tickets to give out to wrestling-fan readers courtesy of AEG, and those who don't win can get 20% off.

Monday night Raw kicks off at 5:30pm. Tuesday night, stars from ECW and Smackdown are at Staples, with a 6:30pm start time.

According to the LA Times, the deal to bring the event to Staples was made during game one of the Western Conference Finals.

World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon told The Times today that the agreement to move his scheduled 'Monday Night Raw" event from Denver's Pepsi Center to Staples Center was verbally agreed upon by his son, Shane, and AEG executive Tim Leiweke at Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals Tuesday night at Staples Center.

"We were invited to come out to L.A., and that's what we did," McMahon said. "It's not easy moving the second largest traveling show in the country behind Ringling Bros. [circus] at the last minute, when you're talking about rerouting trucks and finding hotel rooms on a holiday. But we're doing it. Now we just need to sell tickets."

Those interested in buying those tickets can get 20% off by printing out this flyer and bringing it to the box-office at Staples (where they'll also avoid Ticketmaster fees). Tickets start at $20.

Here's an even better deal: We've got four pairs of tickets to each event we're looking to unload to a few lucky readers.

To win, just leave a comment with your favorite wrestling story. Make sure to note which day you want to enter for (and, yes, both is an option). Contest will run until Saturday at 8pm.


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