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May212009

WWE Resolves "Dispute" Over NBA Playoffs

May 21, 2009: World Wrestling Entertainment said that "due to the debacle caused by Kroenke Sports Enterprises regarding Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs," WWE is moving the May 25 "Monday Night RAW" from the Pepsi Center in Denver to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In addition, due to the "overwhelming support shown by the Staples Center, Los Angeles Lakers and the California WWE Fans," WWE will hold back-to-back nights of action at the Staples Center, with a second event on Tuesday, May 26. WWE said it would be returning to Denver for an event at the Denver Coliseum on Friday, August 7. “WWE is extremely grateful to the Lakers and the Staples Center for the hospitality and professionalism shown to WWE during this whole situation,” Vince McMahon, chairman of WWE, said in a statement. “We apologize to all of the WWE fans in the Denver area who have been inconvenienced by Kroenke Sports Enterprises. We look forward to bringing two consecutive nights of WWE excitement to Staples Center this Monday and Tuesday night.” Back to Home Page