THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL: SHAQUILLE O'NEAL AND HAKEEM OLAJUWON GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN THE 'TACO BELL ONE-ON-ONE CHAMPIONSHIP'The Ultimate `War on the Floor' for $1 Million in Cash Live
on Pay Per View, Sept. 30 from Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball finals rivals Shaquille O'Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon have signed on to compete in the "Taco Bell One-on-One Championship" on Sept. 30th, live from Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is located at 1000 Boardwalk Avenue, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the bustling casino area. The casino is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. in Atlantic City, N.J., it was announced today by Leonard Armato, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Management Plus Enterprises. The event will be telecast live via pay per view, distributed by SET (Showtime Event Television) Pay Per View.
Playing for a prize purse of $1 million, "The War on the Floor" will feature Shaq and Hakeem ha·keem
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doc, doctor, physician, Dr. playing ten rounds for a total of $100,000 per round. In the event of a tie score at the end of a round, the prize money will roll over to the next round. After ten rounds, the player who has won the most rounds, wins. If a score is tied after round ten, a tie breaker will be played for the title.
"Every NBA player, as well as every kid on the playground, relates to one-on-one basketball," said Armato of MPE MPE
Master of Public Education . "It's one thing to say `my team beat your team,' but one-on-one is for the ultimate bragging rights. This is basketball at its most basic, personal level -- a game of hand-to-hand combat."
"We have developed a game that combines the skills of basketball with the format of boxing. We also guarantee ten rounds of non-stop excitement because of the winner-take-all concept of The Skins Game. This is without a doubt the heavyweight championship of the world," added Armato.
"The overwhelming outpouring of interest across America to see Shaq and Hakeem actually go one-on-one, no holds barred, left Taco Bell with just one choice: to help make the dream a reality," said Jerry Gramaglia, senior vice president, Taco Bell Corp. "It's a defining moment for Shaq, Hakeem and Taco Bell, and one that will go down in the record books as one of the most exciting events in the annals of sports history. We are proud to be the sponsor of this extraordinary event."
Frank Vuono, president and CEO, Integrated Sports International and Hakeem's marketing representative, said, "This event is unprecedented with these two guys slugging it out. I can't think of a more exciting way to showcase the basketball talents of two of the greatest players in the world."
"Shaq versus Hakeem in the Taco Bell One-on-One Championship will be the most fabulous event Atlantic City has ever seen, and only the Trump Taj Mahal could host such a mega-event. Once again, the entire world will be focused on Atlantic City for what is sure to be an event that will go down in history," said Donald J. Trump.
"The building will shake, and no backboard back·board
1. A board placed under or behind something to provide firmness or support.
2. A board placed beneath the body of a person with an injury to the neck or back, used especially in transporting the person in such a way is safe when these two basketball giants collide one-on-one. This is truly a special television event, and we plan to bring the home viewer all of the courtside energy and excitement," said McAdory Lipscomb, EVP EVP Executive Vice President
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EVP Employee Value Proposition and general manager, SET Pay Per View. Suggested retail price for pay per view is $19.95-$24.95.
Taco Bell Corp. is a division of PepsiCo Inc. and is the nation's leading Mexican-style quick-serve restaurant chain with more than 25,000 points of access and $4.5 billion in annual system-wide sales. The chain serves more than 50 million customers each week.
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/CONTACT: Amy Sherwood of Taco Bell Corp., 714-863-4300; or Beth Schueler of Management Plus Enterprises, 310-581-2100; or Marina Capurro of SET Pay Per View, 212-708-1638; Toby Zwikel of Brener Zwikel & Associates, 818-344-6195; or Steve Sless of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 609-449-6420/
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