In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Thursday, May 19, 2005

WWE brings ‘Raw’ stars
back to isles

Tickets go on sale Saturday at all Ticketmaster outlets for another visit by the superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment.

The July 2 show comes almost five months to the day after the WWE brought its "Raw and Smackdown Supershow" to the islands in February.

It'll only be "Raw" wrestlers this time around, with a scheduled main event of Batista versus Triple H and Ric Flair in a handicap match. Shelton Benjamin will face off against Christian with the Intercontinental Championship on the line, and the World Tag Team Championship will be up for grabs when The Hurricane and Rosey take on Simon Dean and Maven.

On the women's side, Trish Stratus will be back to wrestle Christy Hemme for the Women's Championship, and Lita will be here to accompany Kane in his scheduled match against Tyson Tomko.

Other matches include Tajiri versus Chris Masters, and Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho against Muhammad Hassan and Daivari with local boy (and 2004 WWE Hall of Fame inductee) Don Muraco serving as special guest referee.

Not a bad lineup, and it's good to see the WWE coming back to Honolulu, but I'd still like to see a pay-per-view happen out here ...

TONIGHT at Pipeline Cafe, Virgin Islands roots reggae band Midnite returns for another Honolulu gig. The band just released two albums, "Ainshant Maps" on its Afrikan Roots Lab label, and "Scheme A Things" on Rastafaria.

Hailing from the island of St. Croix, Midnite is known for weaving the cultural lyrics of "old school" roots music with a contemporary vibe. Doors open at 10 tonight, and $25 will get you in ...

OVER AT the Wave Waikiki tonight, Detroit's One.Be.Low headlines an evening of underground hip-hop with Bukueone. The former member of Binary Star released a new solo album, "S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.," back in February.

Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 18-and-over crowd, with Black Empty and Dead Monkeys representing the 808 state alongside DJs Vince, Oliver Twist and Kavet the Catalyst. Call 946-7773 ...

METAL FANS won't want to miss "Hell Awaits" on Saturday at Anna Bannana's. The metal and hardcore festival starts at 6 p.m. and is open to those 18 and over.

Local thrashers 8MM Overdose headline the lineup, which also includes DeBauch, Push the Pedal, Dagra, Shadows of Sanctity and The Miltons. In all, 13 bands are scheduled to play. Cover is $5 if you're old enough to drink alcohol, $7 if you're not ...

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