For those who don’t know, Vince McMahon has been trash-talking Stan Kroenke, owner of the Denver Nuggets, for the past couple of days.
Way back in August, the WWE booked the Pepsi Centre for a Monday Night Raw show next week.
However, the Nuggets have advanced to the third round of the playoffs, and have scheduled a home game for next Monday night.
In the Pepsi Centre.
At the exact same time as Raw is supposed to be there.
The WWE has an iron-tight contract. There’s no provisions in their contract or anything like that.
The NBA has said the game will go on Monday night, but it’s up to the Nuggets to figure it out.
McMahon, for his part, is coming out with guns a blazing (or should that be elbows a smashing).
At one point, he said “The fans in Denver had a lot more faith in making the playoffs than the owner.”
While I agree with the WWE on this, I think McMahon is way off base in his comments. First, the Nuggets haven’t been this far in the playoffs in 24 years, so why would the owner think this would be any different. Second, even if he did think the Nuggets would go this deep into the playoffs, how could Kroenke assume the team would be playing on a specific day nine months in advance? If the Houston Rockets had won the last round against the Lakers instead of losing the seven-game series, then Denver would have played the first two games at home, and none of this would happened.
Should the WWE be allowed to stay? Of course. But the attacks are a little silly, even if it’s from Vince McMahon.