So when we first heard of Pinoy Wrestling, we were less than enthusiastic about it.
NATURALLY, since our earliest memories of Pinoy Wrestling were limited to random episodes that aired on ye olde RJTV.
Each episodes were shot at a dimly lit AliMall arena, most wrestlers resembling stuntmen
or longshoremen (kargador) and overly realistic promos that were way too over the top and too ahead of it's time. And the list goes on and on....
But our doubts and hesitations were then quickly replaced with fun and enjoyment.
Held regularly at the Makati Cinema Square.
Even better than the main event!
This was our most shared/retweeted photo ever. So yeah!
but we were unable to backup our folders in time for the untimely reformatting of our PC. Hence this would be the best we could offer as of the moment.
Personal regrets aside, the next event was entitled:
And obviously we were a bit more prepared this time around.
Between Mayhem Branningan and Classical Bryan Leo.
We actually do have more photos but most of which were blurry as hell.
Out of respect for the two competitors, here's a crowd reaction shot instead!
moderation, of course) was more than encouraged.
Just in time to empty one's bladder and the usual pa-raffle courtesy of dem sponsors.
Mark D. Manalo
the Dual Shock Players consisting of Sandata and Peter Versoza (No entrance image available).
And the Fighters 4 Hire consisting of Joey Bax (Rusev) and Miguel Rosales (Brock Lesnar) (AGAIN, No entrance image available).
The underdogs were obviously Mark D. and Kanto Terror.
With cleanly executed hits and suplexes, it was clear early on as to why Rosales is getting the crowd's respect accompanied by a jokingly unified 'Lesnar' chants.
They won the match and the hearts of the crowd but most especially with Mark D.'s mock Triple H moment while unwittingly screaming "STRAIGHT EDGE AKO".
Jake "Senyorito" De Leon (JDL).
The main event was indeed an exciting one.
But the wrestling gods would favor the wrassl'n senyorito awarding him with his very own "Shawn Michaels-Wrestlemania moment".
Sadly enough a GTS wasn't enough to help the poor Senyorito.
The next event is here and now.
This said event would be the last PWR event to be held at Makati Cinema Square.
Where in we arrived super duper late but was still fortunate enough to catch the 2nd to the last bout of the night.
A match between Ralph Imbayashi
Complete with stretchy arms,
very much alive at PWR. A small gesture that we can no longer see in today's
more mainstream wrestling promotions.
This version would instantly win the hearts of the crowd.
But not enough for him to pick up a victory against the Social Media Sinister.
Between Classical Bryan Leo
And worth pointing out again were Classical Bryan Leo's entrance attires.
See this is when and how the match should've ended.
A rather weak and unconvincing victory via submission maneuver which was later identified to be as the "Royal Prison Lock 2".
The champ would later on gloat about his victory.
all of a sudden a wild Apocalypse appears!
And he immediately made sure he was on neither combatant's side by beating the snot out of everyone that moves.
The event ended with Apocalypse standing tall and with the championship belt at hand.
One that could very well be part of his supernatural trophies on the next PWR event.
Will this ever happen,?
Very well then, I guess you'd need to catch the next PWR event to find out yourselves.
All 3 (ok, 21/2) events in 1 journal.
And as mentioned earlier this would be the last time they would be staging their events at the said venue. For their next venue would be more "Academically" acceptable and is actually backed up by air-conditioning.
Were would that be, stay tuned to find out!