WWE snubs Pepsi Center in Denver return

In May, World Wrestling Entertainment showman Vince McMahon got publicity aplenty when a WWE Raw event was bumped from the Pepsi Center by a playoff game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. McMahon's PR blitz included a mock showdown between him and Nuggets/Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke at the rescheduled bash, which took place in (feel the sting) L.A.

The WWE is returning to Denver this Friday, August 7, for a so-called "SuperShow" hosted by Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat -- and while the latest WWE press release makes no mention of the earlier controversy, and avoids any anti-Kroenke trash talking, it's not taking place at the Pepsi Center, either. Instead, McMahon opted for the smaller Denver Coliseum. That'll show ya, Stan.

Read the aforementioned release after the jump.


Featuring Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton and More!


World Wrestling Entertainment® returns to make good on it's promise to it's fans in Denver that it will provide a special show due to what the media dubbed "The Denver Debacle". On Friday August 7th WWE will present a Supershow at the Denver Coliseum featuring four title matches. Superstars from Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown and ECW will be performing, guest hosting this night of family fun will be WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat with tickets starting at only $20.

The four WWE titles that will be decided are the: WWE Championship in a Steel Cage match when The Legend Killer Randy Orton faces The Game Triple H; World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy squares off against Straight Edge Superstar CM Punk in a Ladder Match; the ECW Championship will be decided by Extreme Rules as Christian faces Tommy Dreamer, and the United States Championship is on the line as Kofi Kingston faces MVP, The Miz and Carlito in a Fatal Four Way. Fans will also see WWE Diva's Champion Mickie James, the high flying Evan Bourne, the World's Largest Athlete, Big Show, and many more!


Superstars and Divas from Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown and ECW. *Card Subject to Change


Denver Coliseum 4600 Humboldt St Denver, CO 80216 (720) 865-2474


Friday August 7th Bell time is 7:30 PM

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