So apparently Nuggets management didn’t have much faith in their franchise making it very deep into the playoffs (can you blame them, they’ve been swept out of the first round their last five trips).
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<em>World Wrestling Entertainment said it is booked at the arena for an episode of Monday Night Raw, the same night the Nuggets are slated to host the Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.</em>
To make matters worse, it’s not like the WWE was scheduled a long time ago:
<em>Zimmerman (WWE spokesman) said the Pepsi Center confirmed in March with the WWE that the organization wanted to keep the May 25 date, and sent a contract on April 15— the final night of the regular season—which WWE signed and returned. Tickets went on sale April 11.</em>
The NBA has said the date is firm and can’t be adjusted, so it’s up to Denver to make arrangements with WWE. WWE chairman Vince McMahon says they’re moving forward, still planning on pulling off their event.
<em>Without a quick resolution, McMahon plans to send his trucks to Denver.”That’s what we intend to do,” he said. “We’re going to show up.”</em>
<em>”When you do have a date, you plan everything around it,” he said, adding, “we may be holding an event in a parking lot somewhere.”</em>
So I propose they combine their events! Denver would have the coolest pre-game and half-time shows. Throw out the Nuggets Dancers and bring in the WWE Divas instead, that will turn a few heads. Add incentives for the basketball game: losers must face Big Show, John Cena, Randy Orton, Edge and Ray Mysterio. I want to see K-Mart in the ring with Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Melo battle Batista, Nene take on Triple H. Top it all off with Vince McMahon busting George Karl over the head with a folding chair.Make it Pay per View…the numbers would go through the roof!