Arena Report - Bradley Center
Tonight, SmackDown comes to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee for the first time in a year and a half.
During SmackDown's last visit on May 26, 2005, a Winner's Choice Battle Royal took place, featuring King Booker, Chavo Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Big Show and Carlito among others. The battle royal came a year after SmackDown's previous trip to the Bradley Center on May 27, 2004. That night, Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam took on the Dudley Boyz in a Tag Team Match. King Booker was also in action, defeating Scotty 2 Hotty and sending out a threat to Undertaker, who he would face the following week.
The Bradley Center's first WWE pay-per-view event was No Way Out 2002. William Regal took on Edge in a brutal Brass Knuckles-on-a-Pole Match for the Intercontinental Championship. Also, Ric Flair faced Rob Van Dam and Undertaker was pitted against the Rock in a match later in the evening.
Taboo Tuesday 2004 also took place at the Bradley Center. Legend Killer Randy Orton went up against Ric Flair in a Steel Cage Match. Also, Kane took on Snitsky in a Weapon of Choice Match and Eugene faced Eric Bischoff in a Hair vs. Hair Match.
The Bradley Center seats 20,000 people and is home to the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. It also hosts a hockey team as well as Marquette University's basketball games. Opened in 1988, the Bradley Center hosted the Frozen Four in 1993, 1997 and 2006 and it frequently features major concerts.
What will happen when SmackDown comes to Milwaukee for the first time this year? Find out at 8/7 CT on the CW Network.