Posts Tagged ‘Auction’

AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa spoke with Sportskeeda this week.

As noted, on Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed at least 19 children and two adults. Several wrestlers including Cody Rhodes and Jordynne Grace had reacted to the tragedy.

During the interview, Rosa revealed that she will be auctioning off her Double Or Nothing ring gear to help families, who lost their children in the Texas school shooting.

“This Sunday, I will be remembering the beautiful souls that just passed away, murdered, at school in Uvalde Texas,” announced Rosa. “I actually want to auction the gear that I’m wearing to help families with funeral services for the kids.”

Rosa is set to defend the AEW Women’s Title against Serena Deeb at AEW Double Or Nothing on Sunday, May 29.

AEW Double Or Nothing will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will air on B/R and traditional PPV providers in the US and on FITE TV for international audiences.

Stephen Curry is using his footwear to express solidarity with the Asian community and help support the victims of last month’s Atlanta-area spa shootings.

The Golden State Warriors star partnered with the Bruce Lee Foundation to create a custom pair of his Under Armour Curry 8 sneakers depicting the martial arts icon, which he plans to auction off in the coming weeks, according to Nick DePaula of The Undefeated. Proceeds from the auction will be distributed among the families of the eight victims.

Curry told DePaula he was outraged by the March 16 shootings and reached out to Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, and Dennis Chang of the Bruce Lee Foundation soon after about how he could show support to the victims’ families while the Warriors were in Atlanta.

The sneakers were painted by Kreative Custom Kicks and feature one of Lee’s quotes.

In addition to honoring the victims of the shootings, Curry hopes this collaboration will encourage others to learn more about Lee and what he stood for.

“(I’m looking to) honor Bruce Lee and his continued influence and impact on today, but also shine a light on the work that needs to be done to bring all of us together, no matter what our background is,” Curry said. “We have it in us, but it’s on all of us to make that reality happen. Spread love, joy, optimism, and positivity always.”

Curry will debut the sneakers Sunday during the Warriors’ game against the Atlanta Hawks.

The pro-wrestling fraternity is still mourning the loss of Brodie Lee who passed away due to Lung issues back in December 2020.

Brodie Lee is also best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Luke Harper as a part of the Wyatt Family. Lee earned himself the respect of his fellow wrestlers, and as a part of the plethora of tributes, The New Day donned an attire dedicated to their friend & co-worker at the 2021 Royal Rumble PPV.

Big E took to his Twitter last February that he along with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston have decided to auction off their Royal Rumble gear and donate the entire proceedings to the Foodlink charity in Brodie’s native Rochester, New York.

Big E has once again announced on Twitter that the auction went quite well, and they have raised an impressive $11,354.37. As promised the entire proceedings have been sent to the Foodlink charity. The reigning Intercontinental Champion expressed his gratitude and thanked everyone who placed their bids.

Brodie Lee’s legacy will live on forever, and the continuous outpour of tributes proves the kind of impact he made throughout his career. It’s also highly commendable that the pro-wrestling fraternity steps up to support such causes and it shows their passion for the sport.

The New Day’s Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E paid tribute to the late Brodie Lee (Jon Huber, aka Luke Harper) with their custom ring gear at last night’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Lee’s wife Amanda Huber took to her Instagram Stories and reacted to the tribute.

“My favorite people,” she wrote. “Words can’t express the love I have for these 3 incredible men I’m lucky to call my friends. Just, wow. I had no idea they were doing this gear and I’m in tears.”

Big E later revealed that The New Day is auctioning off their custom Royal Rumble gear with proceeds going to the Foodlink NY non-profit based out of Brodie’s hometown, which is Rochester, New York.

“The city of Rochester meant a lot to Jon. @FoodlinkNY is a Rochester-based nonprofit that’s dedicated to feeding those in need in the area. We’ll be auctioning off our Royal Rumble gear with all of the proceeds going to @FoodlinkNY,” he wrote.

Amanda reacted to the auction announcement and said she’s lucky to call them her friends.

“The men in The New Day are in a whole different league of humans. The kindness and thoughtfulness is astounding to me. I’m so beyond lucky to call them my friends,” she wrote. She continued, “Big E is a true gem of a person and I’ll never be able to accurately express my love and gratitude for him.”

The first piece of the gear is now live on eBay. Kofi’s jacket currently has a top bid of $2,025.00.

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After speaking out against racial injustice, Braden Holtby and his wife, Brandi, are putting their words into action.

The Washington Capitals goaltender and his partner launched the “Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality” auction benefitting Black Lives Matter DC and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the club announced Monday.

The Holtbys will donate $5,000 to each organization while matching the money raised in the auction, which is now live. It will run through June 12 at 12 p.m. ET.

Items include jerseys and helmets signed by the netminder and some of his star teammates, such as Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson. A piece of wooden artwork depicting and signed by Holtby is also up for sale.

Last week, Holtby authored one of the most powerful anti-racism statements in the hockey world. He lamented the damage the naming of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge has caused to the local black community and said, “America will never be great until all BLACK lives matter.”

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Close to 90 items of game-worn and other Kobe Bryant memorabilia are being offered online until May 16 through Goldin Auctions.

“We believe it is the largest collection ever in one place of Kobe Bryant memorabilia,” Ken Goldin told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Included in the auction are game-worn sneakers, warm-ups, jerseys, and two rings: Bryant’s 2000 NBA championship ring and one given to him after winning gold for the United States at the 2012 Olympics.

In 2013, Bryant took his parents to court over their intention to sell memorabilia in their possession. The two sides eventually came to a settlement that allowed his parents to sell only six items, one of which is the 2000 title ring.

However, the current auction has no association with Pamela and Joe Bryant, according to Goldin.

“The person who won the ring back in 2013 is my consignor in this auction,” Goldin said. That individual paid $110,000 at the time.

Bryant died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash in Southern California.

The New York Knicks don’t appear bothered by a disgruntled fan’s decision to auction off his fanhood.

Evan Perlmutter made headlines last week after putting his Knicks loyalty up for sale on eBay and allowing the highest bidder to choose a new NBA team for him to cheer for. After receiving a winning bid of $3,500, Perlmutter is now a Los Angeles Lakers fan.

In a statement to Bleacher Report’s Yaron Weitzman, a Knicks spokesperson dismissed the move as an attention-grabbing tactic.

“We’re sure our millions of loyal Knicks fans won’t mind losing this attention-grabbing gentleman,” the statement reads. “We remain focused on the upcoming season – with a hard-working team that is proud to represent New York and its dedicated fans.”

Perlmutter, a 33-year-old former Madison Square Garden ad-sales employee who now works for marketing company One Line Agency, told Weitzman he’s received “a ton of hate messages,” some accusing him of using the money to line his pockets. But he insists the money will go toward supporting his new team, including purchasing NBA League Pass and traveling to a game in L.A.

“I’m giving a decent amount of it back,” Perlmutter said. “It’s not like I’m pocketing money.”

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Not only does Charlie Sheen possess tiger blood, he appears to be the sole holder of two of the most coveted pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia.

The avid baseball fan and longtime actor confirmed Monday that he cosigned Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring, as well as the original and widely remembered sale document that sent Ruth from Boston to New York in 1919, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

Both items are currently up for auction on Lelands.com, as bidding for the ring has already surpassed the $600,000 mark, making it the most expensive sports championship ring ever.

The original document, meanwhile, is going for over $400,000. A previous copy owned by former Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold for $996,000 in 2005.

“I’ve enjoyed these incredible items for more than two decades and the time has come,” Sheen said. “Whatever price it brings is gravy.”

Sheen, who said he’s been in possession of both items since the early ’90s, kept both pieces of memorabilia in terrific condition and said he wasn’t sure how much he initially paid for them.