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Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

IN PHOTOS: Strong fan interest drives WWE Live Manila to success

Sep 24, 2019 - 4:55 PM

WWE delivers a great show to thousands of Filipino wrestling fans who flocked to the Big Dome

HAPPY FANS. Roman Reign poses with Filipino fans who watched his fight against Sami Zayn. Photo from release

Pinoy wrestlers have 'no reason' not to reach WWE, says Sheamus

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Four-time world champion Sheamus thinks Filipino wrestlers have a shot at making it to the WWE

IRISH SUPERSTAR. Sheamus visits the country to promote the WWE Live Manila show on September 20. Photo by ALvin S. Go/Rappler

WWE Live Manila 2019: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan face off for WWE title

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The live wrestling show gets even better with two more championship matches from the SmackDown brand, a Street Fight match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, and more

MAIN EVENT. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston will rekindle their feud for the WWE Championship in the main event of WWE Live Manila on September 20, 2019. File photo from WWE.com

3 Pinoy wrestlers join WWE tryout in China

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Crystal, Jake de Leon and Ken Warren are among the 40 wrestlers from Asia who tried their luck in WWE's search for its next wrestling superstars

WWE TRYOUT. Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren of Philippine Wrestling Revolution joined other wrestlers from Asia in the WWE tryout held in Shanghai, China this year. Photos from WWE.com

Ex-WWE wrestler TJP 'coming home' to Manila in October 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The Fil-Am former WWE cruiserweight champion will be at the 'PWR Homecoming' show

HOMECOMING. Fil-Am wrestler and ex-WWE star TJP is 'coming home' in October 2019. Photo from WWE

WWE returns to Manila in September 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 1:24 PM

WWE is set to hold another show in the Philippines after 3 years

BACK IN MANILA. WWE superstars will make a splash again in Manila in September 2019. Poster from Wilbros Live Facebook page

Becky Lynch bests Rousey, Flair in historic WrestleMania 35 main event

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The WWE superstar known as 'The Man' wins both the Raw and SmackDown women's titles

THE MAN. Becky Lynch shines in WWE's biggest stage. Photo from WWE.com


RAW Deal: A mad November for WWE

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The WWE pushes through with the controversial Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia

KING OF THE RING. Brock Lesnar is the new WWE Universal Champion. Photo from WWE.com


RAW Deal: WWE and its Saudi Arabia problems

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:43 PM

WWE's supershow Crown Jewel is in trouble following the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi

BIG MONEY. WWE's Crown Jewel event is expected to net $2 to 3 million. Background photo from Stringer/AFP


RAW Deal: WWE Super Show-Down Predictions

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:43 PM

The biggest WWE live event is coming back to Australia

SUPER SHOW-DOWN. Undertaker and Kane send a message to Triple H and Shawn Michaels before their match at WWE Super Show-Down in Australia. Photo by WWE

An electrifying WrestleMania: My New Orleans experience

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:45 PM

A lifelong WWE fan gets to experience the visual feast that is WrestleMania

Daniel Bryan makes his first in-ring TV return at Smackdown Live in New Orleans days after WrestleMania.

RAW Deal: Evolution is no longer a mystery

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

WWE finally decides to feature an all-women pay-per-view event

GIRL POWER. The launch of the WWE all-women championships proves that the ladies of wrestling should be taken seriously. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

It's a shame that the WWE stint of local wrestling queen Crystal didn't push through as it would have been historic

QUEEN. Top female wrestler Crystal would have been the first Filipino to compete in WWE. Photo from Crystal’s Facebook account (@CrystalPWR)

RAW Deal: Long live NXT UK

Jul 01, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Independent wrestlers will now be working loosely under a United Kingdom division

CHAMPS. In front of their countrymen in London, Trent Seven & Tyler Bate defeat Undisputed ERA to become the new NXT Tag Team champions. Photo from WWE


RAW Deal: The post-Money in the Bank landscape

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The title could have gone to someone who needed the quick, powerful impact of a cash-in

GUARANTEED CONTRACT. Braun Strowman rules the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. Photo from WWE.com

Wrestling legend Vader dies at 63

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:18 AM

'The Man They Call Vader' died on Monday night due to heart failure, says one of his children in a tweet

THE MASTODON. Vader makes a one-off return to the WWE in 2012. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

RAW Deal: Depositing Money in the Bank 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:08 PM

This may finally be the moment Shinsuke Nakamura wins the title he’s been chasing since January

SHOWDOWN. This year's Money in the Bank may go down as the most exciting yet. Photo from WWE.com

Ronda Rousey set to be first female inducted in UFC Hall of Fame

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The WWE superstar hopes she's just the 'first of many' female fighters who will receive the distinction

PIONEER. Ronda Rousey earns the honor for elevating women’s MMA to new heights. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

RAW Deal: Who needs Money in the Bank most this year?

May 20, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Here's a quick look at the WWE’s championship and midcard scenes

ENTERTAINING. It’s always fun to watch the charismatic Rusev. Photo from Givemesport.com

RAW Deal: Predicting Backlash 2018

May 05, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The match featuring Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe makes for an interesting story

RIVALRY. There's no love lost between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. Photo courtesy of WWE

RAW Deal: The strategies of the 2018 Superstar Shakeup

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Find out who have shifted their loyalties in the RAW and SmackDown shakeup period

TRADED. Angle gets the tandem of Kevin Owen and Sami Zayn while The Miz (right) heads to SmackDown. Photo from WWE

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Italian-born superstar is the longest-reigning WWE Champion in history, holding it for over 7 years

SAMMARTINO. Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino died on April 18, 2018. He was 82. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

WWE: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain world titles at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Undertaker and Daniel Bryan make successful comebacks, Ronda Rousey shines in her WWE in-ring debut, while Asuka's undefeated streak ends

CHAMPIONS. WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain their respective titles at WrestleMania 34. Photos from WWE's Twitter account

Ronda Rousey victorious in WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Quite a rousing start before 78,000 fans for the new career of Ronda 'Rowdy' Rousey

Daniel Bryan makes emotional in-ring comeback at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In his first match in over two years, the medically-cleared Bryan teams with Shane McMahon to send Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens packing from WWE SmackDown Live

YES! YES! Daniel Bryan wins in his first match in WWE in over two years, tagging with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 34. Photo from WWE's Twitter account

Undertaker returns to WrestleMania, defeats John Cena

Apr 09, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Cena has campaigned for weeks to have a match against the Deadman at WWE's annual extravaganza

DEADMAN RETURNS. The Undertaker makes a triumphant return at WrestleMania 34 after a year of absence. Photo from WWE's Twitter account

RAW Deal: Finally at WrestleMania 34

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:03 PM

We have 14 matches to call, so let's not waste any more time! Let's start picking!

REMATCH. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are having a rematch 3 years later for the WWE Universal Championship. Photo from WWE

Goldberg leads WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:46 PM

The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Mark Henry, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, and singer Kid Rock complete the list of pro wrestling icons in this year's Hall of Fame

CLASS OF 2018. Goldberg, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, The Dudley Boyz, Mark Henry, and Kid Rock compose the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Photos from Wikimedia Commons

RAW Deal: The return of Daniel Bryan

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Have a look at the short list of dream matches involving Daniel Bryan

THROWBACK. Daniel Bryan returns to WWE. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Next stop, New Orleans

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:53 PM

WWE is forced to take back naming a WrestleMania battle royal among women after Fabulous Moolah

CHALLENGE. John Cena challenges the Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The Fastlane to WrestleMania 34

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:37 PM

It will be John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles vying for the WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge

LAST MAN STANDING. AJ Styles is one of the wrestlers starring in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The roads to WrestleMania 34

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Ronda Rousey signs with Team Red, and John Cena sees an opportunity for himself at WWE Fastlane

IT'S OFFICIAL. 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey makes her first RAW appearance, confronting Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Predicting Elimination Chamber 2018

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Get ready to witness the first ever women's Elimination Chamber match

GAUNTLET MATCH. John Cena and Seth kick off a gauntlet match on RAW featuring the participants of the 7-man Elimination Chamber match. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: On the road to WrestleMania 34

Feb 11, 2018 - 3:16 PM

All roads lead to the Elimination Chamber

CHAMBER. Roman Reigns will be in the Elimination Chamber, which is going to determine the new #1 contender to Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship. Screenshot WWE YT

RAW Deal: The best Royal Rumble this decade

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:52 PM

It was a night that never let up in the big moments, as though they truly wanted to reestablish the prestige of the Rumble as an event

GOING TO 'MANIA. Shinsuke Nakamura wins the 2018 Royal Rumble match. Photo from WWE.com

WWE: Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka win historic Royal Rumble matches

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Also at the Royal Rumble event, WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain against their 2 respective opponents

HISTORIC WINS. WWE wrestlers Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka pick up the victory in their respective Royal Rumble matches on Sunday, January 28. Photos from Facebook

Ronda Rousey signs with WWE, appears after women's Royal Rumble

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The ex-MMA fighter will now compete in the WWE as a pro wrestler, reports ESPN.com

'ROWDY' RONDA. Ex-MMA fighter Ronda Rousey makes her first appearance as an official WWE superstar at the end of the Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 28. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Double the Rumble

Jan 27, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Two Royal Rumble matches, multi-man World Title bouts, and more. Which men and women will head to WrestleMania 34 with title shots and championship gold?

WOMEN'S RUMBLE. For the first time ever, 30 women will take part in a Royal Rumble match. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: A new US champion, a new tournament, and more

Jan 20, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Facebook now airs the Mixed Match Challenge through Facebook Watch

WATCH: Seth Rollins' banned 'Curb Stomp' finisher returns to RAW

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Perhaps the return of his finisher is just the spark 'The Architect' needs to build momentum as WrestleMania season approaches

RAW Deal: Injuries to Samoa Joe, Paige leave red brand with a raw deal in 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Injuries to Samoa Joe and Paige leave a lot for writers to work around

INJURY LIST. Samoa Joe suffered a plantar fascia muscle injury while Paige is dealing with a neck injury which may have ended her career. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Predicting Clash of Champions 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:40 PM

SmackDown Live wraps up the year with Clash of Champions, with AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal

STYLES CLASH. Could the title come off 'The Phenomenal One' and go back to the 'Modern Day Maharajah?' It wouldn't shock the columnist. Photo from WWE.com

Rappler Talk Sports: Ex-WWE star Ho Ho Lun on wrestling in PH, SE Asia

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Ho Ho Lun will face the Philippines' own Robin Sane at Manila Wrestling Federation's next show, MWF Noche Buena, on Saturday, December 9

RAW Deal: The winners and losers of Survivor Series week

Nov 25, 2017 - 11:24 PM

This is a list of the winners and losers of the last Big Four PPV of the year

NXT. It just shows that Dream has a lot of upside, especially considering he’s only been 3 years in the business. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Red vs. Blue

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Have a look on what may happen in this year's Survivor Series

DRAMA. Team Red strikes with a counter-siege just days before Survivor Series. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Survival of the fittest

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:53 AM

The SmackDown vs Raw rivalry heats up before Survivor Series, but without much rhyme or reason

BRAND WARFARE. It was a cool visual to see SmackDown's roster attack RAW, but without anything tangible to play for in the second year of the new brand split we’re just forcing people to stick together for nothing. Photo from WWE.com

Kurt Angle wrestles in WWE for the first time in 11 years

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:12 PM

The Olympic Hero gets the call after a sweeping illness through the WWE locker room leaves a gap on the WWE TLC card

IT'S DAMN TRUE. Kurt Angle dished out Angle Slams and suplexes in his first WWE match since 2006. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Takeaways from Hell in a Cell 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Sami Zayn was WWE's only remaining inscrutable good guy. That was, until Hell in a Cell 2017

SHOCKER. The heart-stopping Hell in a Cell match between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon gave way to a shocking heel turn from Sami Zayn. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Predicting Hell in a Cell 2017

Oct 08, 2017 - 4:34 AM

This year's Hell in a Cell is not a perfect card on paper, but it’s a better sell that benefits from SmackDown’s thoughtful writing.

RAGE IN THE CAGE. Both the New Day/Usos and the Kevin Owens/Shane McMahon feuds have been written and built up masterfully, the drama ramped up properly that for the first time in a long time, there was no choice but to have these matches inside the Cell. Photo from WWE.com