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WWE Climbs Into Fantasy-Sports Ring

9/14/2004 8:47 AM Eastern

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is getting into the fantasy-sports business.

Sports-information provider STATS Inc. will power "WWE Fantasy Salary Cap Game," which will kick off on WWE’s Web site ( starting with the season premiere of WWE Monday Night Raw Sept. 20 on Spike TV.

Each contestant will have $20 million in fantasy money to select and manage a team of WWE Superstars. Each team earns points by following story lines, matches, wins and finishing moves.

Game registration is $9.95 per team for eight weeks, and one lucky fan will be crowned the ultimate WWE Fantasy Champion and receive an authentic replica WWE Fantasy Championship Belt.

"Now fans have a chance to participate in one of the fastest-growing game activities online with our new WWE Fantasy Salary Cap Game," WWE vice president of interactive development David Knise said in a prepared statement. "Fans can be a WWE Virtual GM and create their own roster of WWE Superstars.”

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