Up and Over, Down Under

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June 06, 2008

Oh! Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, cant' you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.

-Men at Work, Land Down Under

The glowing women and plundering men of SmackDown and ECW are returning to the shores of Australia and New Zealand during their tour Down Under from June 11 -- 17.

And while the two countries are a 14-hour plane ride across the Pacific, for the Superstars, it's worth every minute.

"If I were to ever defect, it would definitely be to Sydney, Australia," raved ECW's Gold Standard, Shelton Benjamin. "The place is beautiful, the people are awesome. It's one of the most wonderful places I've ever visited."

Benjamin isn't alone in his admiration for our fans in Oz.

"I'm big into Australians -- love the accent," said WWE Tag Team Champion, The Miz. "The blond-haired, blue-eyed women, that's my type, and Sydney has a huge party scene. That has Miz written all over it."

Meanwhile, SmackDown's Ultimate Opportunist is casting an eye toward Australia's neighbor to the east.

"Going to New Zealand will be a big deal for me," explained World Heavyweight Champion Edge, "especially after watching the Lord of the Rings movies and seeing how lush and green everything is there."

He won't have long to wait as both SmackDown and ECW will explode onto the southern hemisphere scene in mere days. Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

Read what the Divas have to say about the Australia/New Zealand tour in Diva Dish.

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