May 19, 2009
Game 4 of the Western Conference finals is scheduled for next Monday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver, but there's a bit of a problem — WWE chairman Vince McMahon already called "arena shotgun." (Yes, he was outside; it's legit.)
World Wrestling Entertainment said it booked the arena for a Memorial Day "Monday Night Raw" broadcast back in August. But now the Nuggets are scheduled to host the Lakers because the Rockets refused to roll over and die. (Damn you, Luis Scola(notes)!) McMahon says he doesn't believe there was "any malice" on the part of Kroenke Sports, which owns the team and the building, but that didn't stop him from delivering a Ric Flair-like "low blow." Wooooooooo!
"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 25th date for a potential playoff game," said McMahon.
Dashiell Bennett of Deadspin hilariously wonders whether Kenyon Martin's(notes) mom will team with Edge and Big Show to take on Triple H, Koko B. Ware — not to be confused with Roko B. Ware — and Stone Cold Mark Cuban in a ladder match for the right to Monday night's gate?