WWE legend Vince McMahon wanted Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke ARRESTED and challenged him to cage match in mad feud

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon used to be furious with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke.

Before Gunners fans were lambasting Kroenke for failing to bring back the club's glory years or trying to include the team in the controversial European Super League, the American businessman was embroiled in a bizarre rivalry with McMahon.

The two sports supremos got into a public feud that saw the wrestling pioneer calling for The Los Angeles Rams owner's arrest "for impersonating a good businessman".

The Chairman, 76, even went as far as to challenge the 74-year-old, who saw his NFL team beat the Cincinnati Bengals in this year's Super Bowl, in a Steel Cage Match to settle their differences.

It all started in 2009 when Denver Nuggets owner Kroenke double-booked his venue with Monday Night RAW set to use the Pepsi Center on May 25.

But the NBA side threw a wrench in the wrestling giants' plans as the Nuggets reached the playoffs and were due to face the Los Angeles Lakers on the same night in Denver.

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McMahon was then forced to move the taping of RAW to the home of Denver's opponents the Lakers.

A raging McMahon said during a TV interview 13 years ago: "Quite frankly, it's my view that Stan Kroenke should be arrested.

"[Kroenke] Should be arrested for impersonating a good businessman, because he's not a good businessman.

"A good businessman doesn't book a World Wrestling Federation [Entertainment] live televised event on Monday night, realising that his team in all likelihood would not make the play-offs.

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"I think that the Denver Nuggets fans had a lot more faith in terms of the team making the play-offs than the owner Stan Kroenke.

"So he should be arrested for impersonating a good businessman.

"It's not just not good business when you don't support your own team. It's not good business when you throw the WWE out on its ear."

McMahon didn't stop there.

He also put together a five-on-five Tag Team main-event match that saw The Babyface Team captained by John Cena in Lakers shirts and the heel, led by Randy Orton, in Nuggets gear.

Cena teamed up with Batista, MVP, Jerry 'The King' Lawler and Mr Kennedy while Orton had The Miz, Big Show, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase on his corner.

As expected, the Lakers team won in a night that also saw a Kroenke impersonator appearing in the ring and insulting the WWE Universe before McMahon came out to floor him.

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