David vs. Goliath at WrestleMania(R) XXIV



    WWE(R) Championship and World Heavyweight Titles On The Line Live on
    Pay-Per-View

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - The boxing world was shocked yesterday at a
press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when Floyd Mayweather
confirmed a proposed match with the 7 foot 399 lb Big Show(R). The world's
greatest fighter and one of today's greatest pay-per-view draws in boxing
agreed to wrestle in a World Wrestling Entertainment(R) match at WrestleMania
XXIV live on pay-per-view on Sunday, March 30 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in
Orlando, Fla. In addition to Mayweather's stunning announcement, the main
event matches were confirmed for WrestleMania XXIV including a Triple Threat
Match featuring Triple H(R), John Cena(R) and WWE Champion Randy Orton(R) for
the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Champion Edge(R) defending his
title against Undertaker(R).
    The Mayweather-Big Show confrontation began with Big Show's surprise
arrival at No Way Out(R) on February 17 in Las Vegas. Mayweather, as Rey
Mysterio(R)'s guest, showed why he is considered the greatest fighter in the
world by landing a lightening fast combination of punches on the Big Show in
defense of Mysterio. The next evening at RAW(R), Big Show provoked the WBC
Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather into accepting a future one-on-one
match. After hearing Big Show's antics from inside the ring, Mayweather
stormed back into the ring to accept his challenge.
    The Triple Threat Match featuring Triple H, John Cena and WWE Champion
Randy Orton has been brewing for years and picked up when Cena made a surprise
return from injury at Royal Rumble(R) in January. These elite Superstars are
no strangers to one another. Their careers have intertwined in pursuit of the
WWE Championship. Will the Florida Citrus Bowl be able to contain the
explosion at WrestleMania XXIV live on pay-per-view?
    The World Heavyweight title match between the champion Edge and
Undertaker is about two things - championship gold and streaks. Undertaker's
impressive 15-0 undefeated streak at WrestleMania casts an ominous and
intimidating shadow over Edge and his title reign. However, Edge bears an
impressive record himself at WrestleMania (5-1) at which he has never been
pinned or forced to submit. One streak will have to end at WrestleMania XXIV
live on pay-per-view on Sunday, March 30.
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For further information: Cynthea Galbraith (WWE), (416) 847-8348,
cynthea.galbraith@ca.wwecorp.com; Kevin Hennessy (WWE), (203) 517-6621,
Kevin.Hennessy@wwecorp.com; Joe Villa (WWE), (203) 359-5175,
Joe.Villa@wwecorp.com

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