World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestlers performed before a near sold-out crowd May 24 at the MetroCentre in downtown Rockford. The event was televised live on WWE RAW! on Spike-TV.
Among the top performers were world heavyweight champion Chris Benoit, Evolution, Triple H, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, Batista, Lita, Stacy Keibler, Mick Foley, Shawn Michael HBK, Trish Stratus, Victoria, Chris Jericho, Christian and Shelton Benjamin.
WWE became the second national act to film in Rockford this month after blues-rock phenom Jonny Lang recorded his first DVD concert May 7 at the Coronado Theatre.
Other upcoming Centre Events include OscarFest The Romantics June 5, Keith Urban with Craig Morgan June 25, Trace Adkins with Jeff Bates June 26, Journey July 2, Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramn July 3, Clay Aiken Aug. 23, and the Allman Brothers Sept. 2. Ticket info: 968-5600 or www.centreevents.com.