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WWE's Money in the Bank: A Visual Study of Phoenix's Die-Hard Wrestling Fans


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Some major fights broke out inside US Airways Center last night as painful-looking hits were exchanged and the opponents risked life and limb. And thousands of people witnessed these donnybrooks taking place, cheering their guts out while the combatants laid into one another.

This wasn't some beer-fueled brawl that occasionally takes place in the stands of the sports arena, but instead was all part of an evening of intense antics provided by the superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment.

The US Airways Center was packed to near capacity with more than 18,000 local rasslin' fans on Sunday as the WWE staged its annual pay-per-view Money in the Bank. It was a night filled with fireworks, fisticuffs, and frantic action, which those in attendance ate up with a spoon.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.