WWE Smackdown coming to Augusta

Updated: 5/28/2012 9:32 PM

By CHRIS WALSH – cwalsh@aikenstandard.com

The James Brown Arena will be rocking, literally, this Saturday night when the WWE Smackdown World Tour comes to town. It will include, not one, but two championship bouts and a slew of other matches featuring some of the top names in wrestling.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be highlighted by a sort of rematch from the last WWE pay-per-view when Sheamus takes on Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. The “Mexican Aristocrat” has been battling recently with “The Great White” Sheamus, including a four-way battle royal at last month’s Over the Limit event.

“After the pay-per-view, I’m after him, that’s my main goal,” Del Rio said. “It doesn’t matter where, I’m going to be fighting the main names in WWE. And whoever it is I’m going to show them what I have.”

“PPV后我仍紧追他不放,这就是我的主要目标,”Del Rio说。“无论在哪里,我都要和WWE的顶级摔角手较量,我要证明给他们看我是最棒的。”

Del Rio comes from a long line of wrestling heritage, with his father and grandfather both former luchador wrestlers in Mexico. The two-time champion and first ever Mexican-born champ said that’s what drives him in the WWE.

Del Rio生于摔角世家,他的爸爸和祖父都是前墨西哥摔角手(xrspook:也不能说former吧,因为虽然爸爸今年已经61,但他仍未退役!!!)。已经是两任的WWEC,成为了第一个土生土长的墨西哥冠军,想获得这些荣誉就是他在WWE拼搏的原因。

“It’s amazing, my entire family has been in wrestling,” Del Rio said. “It runs in my veins. I feel I am doing them proud.”

“这很不可思议,我的家族成员都投身于摔角界,”Del Rio说。“我体内的每个细胞的都呼喊着他们要摔角,我为此感到很自豪。”

Del Rio said he loves traveling with WWE across the world, but that love will be thrown out the window come Saturday. Del Rio and Sheamus are two of the WWE’s top heavy weights and are at the cusp of a brewing rivalry.

Del Rio说他喜欢跟随WWE的大部队到世界各地摔角巡演,但估计这些快乐在这周六要终止了。Del Rio和Sheamus这两个WWE里重量级的超级巨星将要进行一番龙争虎斗。

Another belt will be on the line as well with Christian taking on Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship. Christian won the belt from Rhodes at the Over the Limit pay-per-view a few weeks back and won’t be looking to give it back so soon.

Of the undercard bouts, the main one that sticks out is Kane taking on The Great Khali. In case you were wondering, that’s two 7-foot superstars with a combined weight of 700 pounds. While the card is subject to change, other WWE superstars listed as attending include Ryback and divas AJ and Kaitlyn.

Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased by visiting augustaentertainmentcomplex.com or at the James Brown Arena box office.