Full Report Of Our Live Afternoon Coverage From Albany, NY

Ryan Clark


This is Ryan Clark. I just got back from the Pepsi Arena. First let me start off by saying Steve Carrier has done a hell of a job with posting this today as I’ve had it easy with a cell phone. Ted DiBiase returned to work today as he is backstage. Security is very tight. I’ll be back with a post-show report later tonight. Here is a recap of Steve’s posts from today.

Daivari was the fist one to show up this morning. Following Daviari’s arrival was Shawn Michaels.

After Shawn Michaels arrival Vince and Shane McMahon made it to the arena. Awkward as it may be, but normally the McMahon’s travel in a limo. Today however Shane was driving a Land Rover.

Outside the arena Shane was meeting and greeting guests while they waited for the event. Some even got their pictures taken with him as he signed autographs. Some of the fans wanted him to do his dance, but he said he can only do it on television.

Following the arrival of Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon was the arrival of Dusty Rhodes. Dusty Rhodes arrived to the event by himself.

After Dusty Rhodes arrived to the event, Edge then made his way to the arena. Lita was not spotted with Edge.

Shortly after Edge’s arrival came all the agents and road managers, Arn Anderson, Michael Hayes, and two other guys.

Also unlike RAW events they normally only have just one satellite. Today however they had two, most likely because it’s a larger event then a RAW.

Triple H nor has John Cena have made their way to the event yet or haven’t been spotted.

Shortly after the arrival of the road managers and agents the Divas started to show up to the event. The first Diva on site was Trish Stratus. She arrived to the event by herself.

Folowing Trish was Torrie Wilson and she arrived with Victoria.

Ashley then arrived in a car with Chavo. Shortly after their arrival, Lita made her way to the arena with Mickie James.

Matt Striker and Joey Styles arrived to the event with to unknown guys.

Viscera then arrived in a Taxi to tonight’s event.

Shane Helms made his way to the event with his girlfriend, Talia. I guess those two are traveling on the road together now.

Jerry Lawler, his opponent for tonight hasn’t been seen yet.

This evening when Ric Flair made his arrival, he showed up with his girlfriend. She appeared to look very young. The two were kissing in the parking lot after they got out of the car.

When Coach made his arrival he started yelling at some of the fans outside. He stated while he is inside, they will be outside waiting.

It appears that the wrestlers in the Elimination Chamber showed up early around 9AM. None of the wrestlers such as John Cena, Kane, Chris Masters, or Carlito have been spotted outside the arena.

Val Venis later arrived to the event by himself. No one as of yet has seen Stephanie or Triple H. They might have showed up earlier as well.

There is currently a long stretch limo parked outside the arena. No one as of yet has came out of the limo yet.

Backstage it appears that Vince McMahon is talking with Shawn Michaels about the featured match tonight.

Vince is spotted talking to Pat Patterson backstage.

As Vince McMahon walks down the hallway, he is approached by several officials and wrestlers. Everyone stops and shakes his hand as they pass by.

Outside in front of the building they are setting up the ring, microphones and a stage for Sunday Night Heat.

Also outside is Triple H’s and Stephanie McMahon’s new tour bus. The bus was customized to their likings. It has a custom bar, a bed room, kitchen, and a bathroom. Pretty much everything you need to live on the roads with. We will have photos up shortly.

Featured in another room backstage is Vince McMahon eating steak at a table with The Big Show, Stephanie McMahon and Arn Anderson.

Shane McMahon was still outside taking pictures and talking to fans while all this is happening.

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