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WWE SmackDown Road To Wrestlemania Slams Macon With Wrestling Event In March

by Amanda Smith


Left to right: 2012 Royal Rumble Winner "Celtic Warrior" Sheamus; "Apex Predator" Randy Orton and "Malevolent" Wade Barrett TM & © 2012 WWE.  All Rights Reserved.

The Macon Coliseum Centreplex in Macon, Georgia will host the WWE SmackDown Road to WrestleMania Tour on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 5pm when top wrestlers face-off in a show sure to excite wrestling fans who attend this event.

The World Heavyweight Championship bout will feature "The Largest Athlete in the World" Big Show and "Gusty" Daniel Bryan battling for the title.

Big Show debuted in the WCW as The Giant, where he captured the WCW Championship twice and where he battled wrestling greats such as Hulk Hogan and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Upon signing with WWE in 1999, Big Show became a worldwide star, manhandling greats like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock, Undertaker and Triple H. Big Show is intimidating to any foe, at 7 feet tall and weighing in at 441 pounds.

"Gusty" Daniel Bryan was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and has competed on the indie wrestling circuit for ten years and on multiple continents. Though he is 5 foot, 10 inches and only weighs in at 210 pounds, Bryan has an arsenal of Japanese and American offensive moves that include vicious elbow strikes, precision kicks, spine-jarring suplexes and various torturous submission maneuvers. This match is sure to thrill wrestle goers.

Also on the schedule is "Apex Predator" Randy Orton vs "Malevolent" Wade Barrett in a STREET FIGHT.

Randy Orton hails from a family wrestling background and remembers wrestling being the focus throughout his childhood. His father is WWE Hall of Famer "Cowboy" Bob Orton; his uncle is Barry "Barry O" Orton and his grandfather is the late Bob "The Big O" Orton. Wrestling is in his blood and in 2002, Orton made his wrestling debut with WWE. Wade Barrett is the NXT Season 1 winner and an Intercontinental Title champion. If might makes right, Barrett lands on top. Having defeated greats such as John Cena and Big Show, this British fighter just might give Orton a run for his money.

Fans will experience the "2012 Royal Rumble Winner Celtic Warrior" Sheamus, who will clash with the "World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry in a SmackDown Challenge. There will also be appearances by

"Twisted and Tormented" Cody Rhodes
"Man on the People" Ted DiBiase, Jr.
Justin Gabriel
"Arrogant Playboy" Drew McIntyre
"Vindictive Leader" Hunico w/Camacho
"Simply Grand" Natalya Santino Marella
"The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix
And much more!

Tickets are selling quickly and wrestling fans are encouraged to purchase soon in order to secure seats. Tickets may be purchased at the Macon Coliseum Box Office, at or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets range in price from just $15 to $60, depending on seating.

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