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The road to Wrestlemania


World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) biggest superstars — including John Cena, Seth Rollins, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Kane — are headed to Des Moines for WWE’s Monday Night RAW Road to WrestleMania that will be broadcasted live to the world from Wells Fargo Arena on Monday, March 16.

Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods will be among the many wrestlers at WWE’s Monday Night Raw at Wells Fargo Arena on March 16.

Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods will be among the many wrestlers at WWE’s Monday Night Raw at Wells Fargo Arena on March 16.

Fans will be treated to a show that’s like nothing else in the world of entertainment. WWE shows are known for being bigger-than-life. It’s like a manly, testosterone-filled soap opera where good guys battle evil in a raucous series of body slams to see who will be victorious.

“It’s an ongoing story, and everyone who is in the ring has a story,” says superstar Kofi Kingston. “Basically, when you break it down, it comes down to good versus evil. You sprinkle in some athletics and pyrotechnics and music and twists and turns of the story, and it’s unlike anything that anyone has ever seen. Cavemen used to sit around and tell stories, and we’re an updated version of story time, and that’s what makes it so unique.”

Kingston himself had wanted to be a WWE wrestler since he was a kid, and he decided as an adult to give his childhood dream a shot. It was a lot of putting himself into the right place to be seen at the right time, as he says, and the rest is history. Just ask his fans — he has more than 3 million likes on Facebook alone.


Now a multi-time Intercontinental and U.S. Champion, Kingston has battled everyone from Cesaro to Bray Wyatt. In November 2014, Kingston formed The New Day with Big E and Xavier Woods. The trio boasts a new focus and drive that has made them a force to be reckoned with in the tag team division. Kingston promises a good show on Monday.

The upcoming show at Wells Fargo is also one of the last on the road to Wrestlemania, the Super Bowl of WWE events, which began in 1985. The 31st Wrestlemania will be held in Santa Clara, California, on March 29.

“The greatest thing about WWE is you never know what to expect,” Kingston says. “We keep everyone on their toes. But we promise it will be a great show, and all your favorites will be there. The closer we get to Wrestlemania, the bigger and better the show gets. The show in Des Moines will be awesome. Every show is a great buildup to the big one, and it’s something you don’t want to miss because you never know when we’ll be back in your town.”

Tickets, starting at $15, are available at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, all Dahl’s Foods, online at or by phone 866-55-DAHLS. CV



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