Philippine Wrestling Revolution to stage first event September 27
With the aim to revive the professional wrestling scene in the country, Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) is set to stage its inaugural event dubbed as “PWR: Renaissance” at the Makati Cinema Square Arena in Makati City on September 27.
Founded in 2012 as an online group for the purpose of establishing a wrestling federation, PWR banners a five-match card that is headlined by “The Senyorito” Jake De Leon and “Classical” Bryan Leo.
Former Philippine Navy officer Main Maxx locks horns with 187-pound striker Mike Vargas in a battle between two of the first graduates from the PWR boot camp, while "Human Trending Topic" Ken Warren takes on Filipino-American sensation from Detroit, Michigan Chris Panzer.
Moreover, the organization’s first official affair will feature a no holds barred contest between backyard wrestling stalwart Bombay Suarez and the six-foot leviathan known as The Apocalypse.
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Also part of PWR: Renaissance is the Kanto Kaos Klassic Open-Challenge segment of Kanto Terror, which will likely see the beer-drinking figure go head-to-head with Nelson Jr., Robin Sane or masked crowd-favorite Mayhem Brannigan.
Following a successful test show at Fitplus Gym in Parañaque City last May 25, PWR president Yusuf Meer shared that the promotion is more than ready for its inaugural event due to the raised level in improvement of each performer in the roster.
“Right now, I’m personally very happy with the ways things are being done. Everything is moving smoothly. The original talents have progressed tremendously. Before they could only do four-minute matches, but now they can do up to 24 minutes. It has improved and it’s getting better every time,” Meer tells Rappler.
The head honcho stressed that PWR is fortunate to have engaged Makati Cinema Square as its venue because aside from having hosted previous boxing fight cards, it has the capacity to house 300 people.
In addition, the aforementioned showground can provide a 21 x 21-foot ring similar to the World Wrestling Entertainment-standard.
“The venue itself is spectacular. Comes with the venue, you have this large area to work with. You’ve got a nice runway and the ring is WWE-regulation size. So if the audience sit back and see the show, it’s going to feel as close as WWE,” he asserted.
Meer believes that PWR is facing a make-or-break situation on September 27, but he remains optimistic that the company will not only pull it off but will also reinstate professional wrestling back on the map.
“It’s a make-or-break, but we’re confident to have a successful outcome on September 27. This country has a great market for pro wrestling. That is why our aim is to keep improving. In that manner, we can attract many more to join and gain more followers as well,” Meer ended.
Tickets are available at the Makati Cinema Square Arena for Php 250.00 on the said date. Doors open at 6:00pm, while first bell rings at 7:00pm. - Rappler.com