WWE returns to Manila in September 2019

MANILA, Philippines – After 3 years, the men and women of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are returning to Manila in September.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, June 19, live events promoter Wilbros Live announced that WWE Live Manila will take place on Friday, September 20, at the Araneta Coliseum. 

Wrestlers advertised for the event include current WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Charlotte Flair, Xavier Woods, Big E, Asuka, Elias, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev, Bayley, Carmella, and The IIconics. 

WWE last held a live wrestling show in the Philippines in September 2016. The main event then was a triple threat match where Kevin Owens defended the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn.

Ticket prices for the WWE Live 2019 event are as follows. Tickets will go on sale starting Saturday, June 22.

"We are excited to return to Manila where the passionate WWE Universe can see their favorite WWE Superstars live," said WWE Asia Pacific vice president and general manager Chris Marsh in a statement. "Our fans can look forward to experiencing another action-packed night of family-friendly entertainment that will create life-long memories."

"This one-night-only action-filled show is a must-see for all families and friends!" added Winston Llamas, executive producer of Wilbros Live. Rappler.com

Michael Bueza

Michael Bueza is a researcher and data curator under Rappler's Research Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.

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