Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Nuggets Ready To Get Raw With WWE
WWE chairman Vince McMahon is in a real-life storyline, this time against the Denver Nuggets; who are preparing to play Game 4 of Western Conference finals on their home court as the Pepsi Center on Monday night, even though McMahon has booked the arena for "WWE Monday Night Raw." (Photo courtesy of USA Today)
His past track record indicates that Vince McMahon will do anything for publicity. Past examples include a feud with Donald Trump, faking his own death on WWE programming, and of course, the legendary interactions with wrestling stars Hulk Hogan and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
McMahon isn't taking on a wrestler this time. Instead, the WWE chairman has called out the Denver Nuggets and team owner Stan Kroenke after the Nuggets announced they plan on playing Game 4 of their Western Conference final series against the Lakers on Monday night at the Pepsi Center, despite the fact that McMahon and the WWE booked the venue in August for its "Monday Night Raw" show. The Nuggets started their series against the Lakers last night, losing Game 1 by the score of 105-103. "Quite frankly, it's my view that Stan Kroenke should be arrested for impersonating a good businessman," said McMahon in an interview with ESPN. "A good businessman doesn't book a WWE live event on Monday night realizing that his team in all likelihood would not make the playoffs."
The Nuggets are supposedly working with the WWE to resolve the situation, and NBA commissioner David Stern is leaving the dispute and resolution up to the two parties involved.