Video: Vince McMahon Rips Nuggets, Challenges Stan Kroenke to Fight
What’s up with wrestling screwing up NBA playoff dates? Three years ago, in like the best season ever for the Clippers, the Clips had just won Game 6 against the Suns to tie their series at 3-3. They were hot but had to wait like three days in between games because the WWE had an event — Judgment Day — held in Phoenix that weekend. So with the three full days off between games, the Suns won the decisive Game 7. This year it’s the same story: the WWE is booked for Monday Night Raw at the Pepsi Center in Denver on the 21st, the same day Game 4 is scheduled to occur between the Lakers and Nuggets. WWE master Vince McMahon used the screwup as an opportunity to rip the Nuggets:
“Even though the Denver Nuggets had a strong team this year and were projected to make the playoffs, obviously Nuggets and Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke did not have enough faith in his own team to hold the May 25 date for a potential playoff game.”
Ouch. I think they can forget about bringing the WWE to the Pepsi Center for any future events after that bomb. To make the Nuggets look even worse, contracts were sent to the WWE to finalize the deal as recently as April 15th. That’s pretty poor on Denver’s behalf. So how does McMahon plan to handle all this? He wants a steal cage match against Stan Kroenke to settle things:
Of course he’s making a spectacle of things — it’s the WWE. But I’ll give McMahon this much — he’s right.