WATCH: Big Show breaks ring rope during WWE Manila show

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WATCH: Big Show breaks ring rope during WWE Manila show
WWE star Big Show nearly crashes down on John Cena after the middle rope gave way during their match at WWE Live Manila

MANILA, Philippines – They don’t call him “Big” for nothing.

Big Show made an impact on the Manila crowd – and ring – during his match against John Cena at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, September 9. It was World Wrestling Entertainment’s first live event in Manila in 7 years, and Big Show made sure fans wouldn’t forget at least one thing about their match.

As Big Show went for a Vader Bomb, or a corner splash from the second rope, when the 7-foot, over 400-pound wrestler snapped the rope and came crashing down. Cena, ever the professional, played the occurrence as best he could, delivering his trademark “5-Knuckle Shuffle” on the fallen Big Show. 

The match continued on with only two ropes, with Big Show missing his WMD punch and falling into Cena’s clutches for the Attitude Adjustment and the 3 count. An intermission was ordered to repair the ring for the rest of the matches. Video of the occurrence quickly went viral.

In other results, Cesaro forced Sheamus to tap out to the Sharpshooter to inch closer in their best-of-7 series at 3-2; Braun Strowman forced Goldust to pass out from a bearhug; Neville hit his Red Arrow on Curtis Axel to win by pinfall; Big E and Xavier Woods of The New Day retained their tag titles over Anderson & Gallows and The Shining Stars; Charlotte retained the WWE Women’s Championship with a roll-up pin on Sasha Banks; Roman Reigns pinned Chris Jericho after hitting a spear.

In the main event, Kevin Owens retained the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn. –

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