The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is back in Manila and the excitement that it gave to all Pinoy wrestling fans remains uncomparable.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kofi Kingston continues his dominance by retaining his title via an instant-classic match with Daniel Bryan last Friday, September 20th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Kingston’s signature finishing maneuver Trouble in Paradise kick KOed Bryan for the win in the main event.
Other successful title defenses were showcased by Bayley for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship by overcoming the onslaught of Charlotte Flair in a Street Fight; WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura by defeating fast-rising star Ali; and WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival stormed their way to victory versus The New Day.
Another crowd-favorite, Roman Reigns was too strong for the clever Sami Zayn in one of the most anticipated singles action that night.
In the main event, fans were treated to a Wrestlemania XXXV rematch as Daniel Bryan squared off against WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Kofi Kingston! Both men went back and forth, with Daniel Bryan maintaining control through the use of his patented kicks. But despite the onslaught, Kofi Kingston’s fighting spirit prevailed when he knocked Bryan out with a Trouble in Paradise kick to retain the title!
· Kevin Owens def. Andrade
· Chad Gable def. EC3
o EC3 def. R-Truth for the WWE 24/7 Championship
o R-Truth def. EC3 for the WWE 24/7 Championship
· Carmella def. Mandy Rose (w/Sonya Deville)
· WWE Intercontinental Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (C) def. Ali
· Roman Reigns def. Sami Zayn
· Street Fight for WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley (C) def. Charlotte Flair
· WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Revival (C) def. The New Day
· WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Kofi Kingston (C) def. Daniel Bryan