For every eight-foot party table demolished through a sweaty collision and every figure-four leg lock gripped around a neck, we raise our hands to the heavens and thank the gods of wrestling for all they’ve given us. Also, that it is entirely authentic. Monday’s WWE Live performance at American Airlines Center is already filled with possibilities: Will the Big Show wind up tangled in the ropes, squealing for help prior to asphyxiation? Will Triple H’s left pec simply fall off as he approaches the ring, like a deleted scene from Death Becomes Her? (Get it? He’s real old.) Will anyone actually use the phrase “world of hurt?” Please, please let it all come true. Tickets range from $20 to $95. The actual event begins at 6:30 p.m., but doors open at 5:30 so you can cram a bunch of giant pretzels in your face before the real action starts. American Airlines Center is at 2500 Victory Ave. Visit americanairlinescenter.com.
Mon., Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., 2012