The 6th Annual THQ Superstar Challenge
THQ and WWE have released the official brackets for the 6th Annual THQ Superstar Challenge, which takes place on Thursday, March 27. The brackets are as follows:
Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
Carlito vs. Santino Marella
Finlay vs. MVP
Matt Hardy vs. Rey Mysterio
CM Punk vs. Elijah Burke
Kofi Kingston vs. Tommy Dreamer
Beth Phoenix vs. Layla
Ashley vs. Michelle McCool
The contest will pit Superstars from the Raw, SmackDown and ECW brands against one another in a single elimination tournament to find out what WWE Superstar is the true champion of THQ's WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 on Microsoft's Xbox 360. Superstars Matt Striker and Todd Grisham will host the day's festivities starting at 6:30 pm at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla. Tickets for the event are $15 and are available through Ticketmaster here.
The day's festivities will start with the final four competitors of the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 international online videogame tournament via Xbox LIVE competing in the live championship for the grand prize of 2 floor tickets to WrestleMania XXIV. This will be followed by the Superstar tournament deciding whether the WWE will declare a new champion of the annual competition or if ECW Superstar Elijah Burke will repeat his success from last year. The night will be capped off by a live performance by Grammy nominated recording artists, P.O.D.