June 19, 2003
Brock versus Angle to headline \'WWE Upclose\'


By Calgary Sun staff

It\'ll be a night of grappling, divas, bikinis and Rowdy Roddy Piper.

For the first time since October, World Wrestling Entertainment is returning to the Stampede City for a live show.

WWE Upclose and Uncensored hits the Pengrowth Saddledome Aug. 2, 2003 with some of wrestling\'s biggest stars and curvaceous ladies set to put on a show.

The headliner -- with the WWE championship on the line -- pits Brock Lesnar against Kurt Angle.

Edmonton\'s Chris Benoit, a former Stampede Wrestling performer, takes on Sean O\'Haire in what\'s being dubbed an \"I Quit\" match.

In addition, Piper\'s Pit returns with host Rowdy Roddy Piper and the former superstar will have none other than WWE head honcho Vince McMahon as his guest -- live and uncensored.

The tag team titles are also up for grabs with Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri taking on Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin.

As far as divas are concerned, Sable, Dawn Marie and Nidia step into the ring for a bikini contest, which will probably escalate into fisticuffs and who knows what else.

The cruiserweight title is also on the line with Rey Mysterio battling Matt Hardy for the belt.

Tickets go on sale June 28 at 9:30 a.m. through TicketMaster outlets.


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