Saturday, August 6, 2016

WWE Returns to the Philippines on September 9 at SM MOA Arena

Wazzup Pilipinas!
Sports entertainment brand World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) returns to the Philippines for their only Southeast Asia event this 2016!

This is happening on September 9, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. The door opens at 8 pm. Get to see all the action up close, or depending on which seats you can afford. It will surely be different when we watch it LIVE instead of from a TV or from a computer!

Who could best represent the WWE franchise but their biggest fighter. He was one of the hulking giants of the wrestling community, and you can't imagine the memories that was brought back after his appearance in Manila. It actually gave me goosebumps when I've heard of his upcoming visit but unfortunately I was scheduled somewhere else during his scheduled appearance and meet-up with media.

‪Dubbed as the World's Largest Athlete, specifically of Wrestling, Paul Donald Wright Jr. aka "The ‪Big Show"‬ visited Manila last July 26, 2016 at the SM MOA Music Hall for a press conference and meet and greet with fans. Hosting was Eric "Eruption" Tai who said the event was "electrifying and ecstatic."

The venue that night was jam-packed with fans, especially the Gen X generation, who can't help but reminisce their childhood watching him and his WWE colleagues fight it out on the ring. The fights were controversially seen as highly rigged and fake, but still it never stopped fans from watching the awesome spectacle as huge guys fought like crazy. It was entertainment to the max if you want adrenaline-pumping action, but would seem so violent for the faint of heart.

Earlier that day, during a press conference, the media was given an opportunity to throw in some questions to the big guy who readily gave his unadulterated answers. It was a hell of an experience all throughout his years and I'm glad I could say I've seen most of them on TV whenever there's an opportunity after homework. The show was usually scheduled at night so by that time we're done with our school obligations.

Q&A with members of the media
Breakfast followed after the Q&A
There was also some photo opportunities alongside some proudly Pinoy jeepneys that showed how enormous The Big Show really is. He would probably have a hard time getting into the driver's seat to drive one of our iconic means of transportation in the country.

The Big Show beside the Pinoy Jeep
“WWE is excited to return to the Philippines, giving WWE’s passionate fans the chance to see their favorite Superstars in an energetic, larger-than-life event, for the first time in seven years. WWE Live Manila will deliver the same non-stop action and family fun that fans know and love from our TV programs on FOX Philippines and WWE Network.”” said Gerrit Meier, WWE President, International.

“Dainty Group Asia & Wilbros Live are thrilled to bring WWE Live back to Manila. “This one-night only show is a must-attend event for families to experience pure adrenaline.” said Paul Dainty, Founder and Executive Chairman of Dainty Group.

WWE programming, including Raw Vintage, SmackDown, Main Event, NXT, WWE Superstars, Vintage, BottomLine, AfterBurn, WWE Experience and This Week, airs every week on FOX Philippines. WWE Network offers one-of-a-kind programming including all WWE pay-per-view events live at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and a robust video-on-demand library with more than 5,000 hours available to subscribers.

We're getting an even bigger show as new names are added to the ‪#‎WWEManila‬ event.

WWE Live - Match Card*
September 9, 2016
MOA Arena

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins
John Cena vs Big Show
Finn Balor vs Chris Jericho
Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens

WWE Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match
New Day vs Gallows and Anderson vs The Shining Stars

WWE Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks vs Charlotte

Cesaro vs Sheamus
Goldust vs Braun Strowman
Neville vs Bo Dallas w/ Curtis Axel

*Line-up subject to change

Tickets can be purchased online at; by calling the SM Tickets customer hotline at +632 470 2222; or by visiting any SM Tickets outlet.

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