The following was issued on WWE.com: There will be a WrestleMania XXIV press conference at Los Angelesâ<80><99> STAPLES Center this Monday, WWE.com has learned. The road to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., will take a star-studded detour as our fans are invited to get the latest news on WrestleMania XXIV first at the STAPLES Center. Those scheduled to be at Mondayâ<80><99>s press gathering include: the combatants in the Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship, Triple H, John Cena and WWE Champion Randy Orton; World Heavyweight Champion Edge and his challenger, Undertaker; Candice Michelle; new Playboy cover girl Maria; and Big Show and Floyd â<80><9c>Moneyâ<80> Mayweather. Mondayâ<80><99>s press conference comes one week after Mayweather, regarded as the greatest fighter in the world, accepted a challenge for a match from the 7-foot, 400-pound Big Show, the only Superstar to hold the WWE, ECW and WCW Championships. Big Show laid the gauntlet on Raw one night after he clashed with Mayweather in a melee that left the giant with a bloody nose â<80>” and sparked headlines across the world. â<80><9c>Pretty Boy,â<80> who is 39-0, stunned fans and observers when he looked up into the towering Showâ<80><99>s eyes and answered his challenge with an almost defiant â<80><9c>I accept!â<80> If you canâ<80><99>t make it to the STAPLES Center this Monday, WWE.com will stream the press conference live from Los Angeles this Monday, starting at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT. However, our coverage will begin this weekend, starting on Sunday. WWE.com reporters will be in Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday, covering all angles of this story and bringing you live video reports as developments unfold.
The following is from Tellin D. Truth: Months ago, MMA fighter and Xero Underground star, â<80>~Green Dragonâ<80><99> Jason Pharo issued what is now known as â<80>~The Challengeâ<80><99> to ANY professional wrestler to get in the ring and fight him in a MMA exhibition. This â<80><9c>Challengeâ<80> crossed all promotion lines and is a LEGIT, non-scripted, challenge. â<80><9c>I wanna see how many of these rasslers can fightâ<80>¦They claim they are SOOO tough, letâ<80><99>s see how tough they are without a pre-determined outcome!â<80> Ah, now comes one of the BIGGEST superstars in history, someone Xero officials never would have dreamed of, actually mentioning not only Xero Underground, but Jason Pharo specifically. A few weeks ago on the Bubba The Love Sponge Show, Bubba asked HULK HOGAN about Pharoâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Challengeâ<80>. Hogan then replied, â<80><9c>Who is Pharo? I would just shove him out of the ring and itâ<80><99>d be overâ<80>. With that shot, Pharo has PUBLICALLY challenged Hogan, and itâ<80><99>s not just for publicityâ<80>¦.â<80>I DARE Hogan to show up! I want him to, one thing I will say, out of all the people that have read and heard about this Challenge, his is the ONLY one to step up. Letâ<80><99>s see if he can backup his words with some actionâ<80> said Pharo. People are saying thereâ<80><99>s a snowballâ<80><99>s chance in hell Hogan will show up to Aberdeen, MD on Feb 23â<80>¦.â<80>The Challengeâ<80> has been issued, Xero officials are welcoming Hogan with open arms and so is Pharo. Will he show up? Or is he too scared? Or too busy with this â<80>~New Fedâ<80><99> he is working on ;-)? We will find out, BROTHER!