Card for WWE New Zealand shows announced

061206_wm23_logoWorld Wrestling Entertainment has today sent through to NZPWI the cards for both New Zealand shows, as part of the WWE SmackDown Road to WrestleMania 23 Tour.

The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line in Auckland, as “The Animal” Batista defends against King Booker. Christchurch fans will see Chris Benoit defend his US Championship against challenger Chavo Guerrero. Also, an Eight Man Over The Top Battle Royal in Auckland will see the winner challenge Lashley for the ECW Championship. The Brothers of Destruction, Kane and the Undertaker, will be teaming up in both cities.

Read on for the full cards for the Auckland and Christchurch live shows.

Friday, February 23
Westpac Centre, Christchurch

  • Six Man Tag Team Match:
    Batista, Undertaker & Kane vs. King Booker w/ Queen Sharmell, Mr. Kennedy & Montel Vontavious Porter
  • ECW Championshp Match:
    Lashley (c) vs. Rob Van Dam
  • United States Championship Match:
    Chris Benoit(c) vs. Chavo Guerrero
  • Extreme Rules Tag Team Match:
    Sandman & Sabu vs. Hardcore Holly & Mike Knox
  • Matt Hardy vs. Gregory Helms
  • CM Punk vs. Kevin Thorne w/ Ariel
  • Tommy Dreamer vs. The Great Khali w/ Daivari
  • Kelly Kelly & Ashley vs. Kristal & Ariel
    (Special Referee: Matt Striker)

SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long, The Boogeyman and Rebecca are also scheduled to be at the Christchurch event.

Saturday, February 24
Western Springs Stadium, Auckland

  • World Heavyweight Championship Match:
    Batista (c) vs. King Booker w/ Sharmell
  • Eight Man Over The Top Battle Royal (winner faces Lashley for ECW Championship):
    Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, CM Punk, The Great Khali, Hardcore Holly, Kevin Thorne, Sabu, Mike Knoxx
  • ECW Championship Match:
    Lashley (c) vs. ?
  • Extreme Rules Match:
    Rob Van Dam vs. Hardcore Holly
  • Duelling Cane Match:
    Sandman vs. Matt Striker
  • Undertaker & Kane vs. Mr Kennedy & Montel Vontavious Porter
  • Chris Benoit & Matt Hardy vs. Chavo Guerrero & Gregory Helms
  • ECW & SmackDown Diva Best Body Contest:
    Kelly Kelly, Ashley, Rebecca, Kristal

SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long and The Boogeyman are also scheduled to be at the Auckland event.

Note: Card is subject to change.