Latest Posts

Screenshot

MPT DriveHub’s latest update: revolutionizing road travel with new in-app notification feature

inside out

‘Inside Out 2’ earns almost P89M in revenue on its opening day in Philippine theaters

francis

Francis Libiran amazes with modern barong Tagalog creation for Filipino Olympic boxers

What’s in Store for Manila Wrestling Federation in 2023

wrestling

SHARE

Calling itself “the Philippines’ prime, flag-bearing Pinoy wrestling promotion”, its tenacity might actually pay off finally in 2023. The country’s sole weekly episodic sports entertainment program, available on Gank for just $10/month (Php540), held its first live show with an audience post-pandemic last December 11 at the PETA Theater Center.

Photo from Showbiz Beat Media

Just 2 days ago, its Instagram account was updated to showcase the matches with had the highest engagement in 2022. The ‘Danny Zamora & Razael vs. Migs Valdez vs. Kanto “Kilabot” Terror’ match from MWF Noche Buena 2022 garnered 1.9 million views, followed closely by the ‘Crystal vs. Chelsea Marie’ fight from the same major event worth 1.5 million views.

Isaiah Valencia (formerly known as “White Shirt”) finally redeemed himself after having lost 8 times, and will finally debut in the next major event. In MWF, trainees who have not debuted yet are just referred to by the color of their shirts during a fight.

Photo from Showbiz Beat Media

Tarek El-Tayech manages to steal the SETUP Thailand 24/7 Championsip, but was unprepared for MWF President Veronica Shannon’s sneak attack, resulting in her becoming the new champion. Yes, like the World Wrestling Federation, the management are so hands-on with the promotion, that they are not immune to a player’s tirades. This is what happened to MWF Commissioner Sonny Go, who was on the receiving end of “Godkiller” Dabid Ravena’s diss, which could have gone on longer if chief of security Main Maxx hadn’t intervened.

CJ Serafin managed to beat his idol Robin Sane, who seemed to have had a change of heart by the end of the match and apologizes to the former.

There are other significant happenings during MWF Noche Buena 2022 but I would not dwell on them. Rather, based on the audience turnout and the unwavering support MWF gets from its slow but sure buildup over the years, 2023 will be a year of more live major events, as well as possibly welcoming back those who have been with the show from the beginning, like Rex Lawin, who was at the latest event as an audience member.

Photo from Showbiz Beat Media

Cross-gender as well as cross-cultural matches are something to look forward to, especially since the former has not been done by any major wrestling promotion that I know of. People might wince at first when a female gets suplexed by a male, but that is the essence of gender equality.

Most likely, there will be more kayfabe storylines involving the leaders of the federation, and a possible match-up between Veronica Shannon and an actual fighter for SETUP Thailand 24/7 Championship Belt.

Photo from Showbiz Beat Media

Personally, I would like Robin Sane to go from heel to face again, and for there to be another transgender athlete in the roster.

The tapings of MWF Aksyonovela TV happen at Brawl Pit Bulusan located at Banawe, Quezon City, Philippines.

*Cover Photo/Thumbnail Photo from Showbiz Beat Media

Posted in ,

RELATED ARTICLES

inside out

‘Inside Out 2’ earns almost P89M in revenue on its opening day in Philippine theaters

Emotions are soaring for "Inside Out 2!” "Inside Out 2" achieved the third-highest opening day in the Philippines, surpassed only by "Avengers: Endgame" in 2019...
francis

Francis Libiran amazes with modern barong Tagalog creation for Filipino Olympic boxers

The Barong Tagalog designs by renowned Filipino designer Francis Libiran for Filipino Olympic boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam have garnered reactions and comments from...
religious 2

Religious history of Israel in a nutshell: Why are the Israelites the ‘Chosen Ones?’

The concept of the Israelites being the chosen people, as outlined in the Bible, is a fundamental belief in Christianity. This theological idea has profound...
Screenshot

Say Hello to Halo Top: Introducing Guilt-Free Indulgence to Singaporeans

Halo Top is offering a balanced blend of indulgence for savvy, health-conscious Singaporeans so that they can treat themselves to smarter snacking options that won’t...
heart 1

Heart Evangelista set to make big screen comeback in global movie ‘Infamous 6’

Kapuso star and Global Fashion icon Heart Evangelista-Escudero is reportedly gearing up for her return to the big screen in the upcoming international film "Infamous...
marian 2

Netizens enthralled by Marian Rivera’s beauty despite being deglamorized

Fans and netizens were amazed by the photo of Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes from her upcoming Cinemalaya movie "Balota," which will be in theaters...
inside out

‘Inside Out 2’ earns almost P89M in revenue on its opening day in Philippine theaters

Emotions are soaring for "Inside Out 2!” "Inside Out 2" achieved the third-highest opening day in the Philippines, surpassed only by "Avengers: Endgame" in 2019...
francis

Francis Libiran amazes with modern barong Tagalog creation for Filipino Olympic boxers

The Barong Tagalog designs by renowned Filipino designer Francis Libiran for Filipino Olympic boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam have garnered reactions and comments from...
religious 2

Religious history of Israel in a nutshell: Why are the Israelites the ‘Chosen Ones?’

The concept of the Israelites being the chosen people, as outlined in the Bible, is a fundamental belief in Christianity. This theological idea has profound...

Don't Miss

heart 1

Heart Evangelista set to make big screen comeback in global movie ‘Infamous 6’

marian 2

Netizens enthralled by Marian Rivera’s beauty despite being deglamorized

Screenshot

Stell of SB19 wows David Foster during concert

ellen

Is Derek Ramsay’s post supposedly about wife Ellen Adarna being pregnant?