Here's What You Missed at WWE Manila 2019
Three years since their last show in the Philippines, wrestlers of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) finally came back to compete in front of their Filipino fans on Friday, September 20, at the Araneta Coliseum. While lacking big names like John Cena and Chris Jericho from their 2016 show, the WWE Smackdown Live contingent in this tour more than made up for it with crowd-pleasing moments and amazing matches.
Aside from the advertised four title matches, the show also saw a very brief title change when EC3 got the surprise pin over R-Truth and won the 24/7 Title, but Truth manage to regain it just minutes later. Presented by Wilbros Live, the three-hour show was capped off by a very solid WWE Title bout between champion Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan.
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Kevin Owens finishes off Andrade with a stunner made famous by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth warms up the Araneta crowd.
Chad Gable taps out EC3 with the ankle lock.
Carmella does the spinning hurricanrana on Mandy Rose.
Sami Zayn encourages Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura moments before facing off against Ali.
Ali superkicks Shinsuke Nakamura.
Roman Reigns accepts the impromptu challenge thrown out by Sami Zayn.
Roman Reigns intercepts Sami Zayn’s aerial offense.
Bayley whacks Charlotte Flair with a steel chair during their street fight title match.
Charlotte Flair performs a senton on Bayley after their match. The table never broke tough.
(From left) Xavier Woods and Big E eagerly await their opponents The Revival.
Big E keeps his balance as his opponent Scott Dawson looks on in befuddlement.
The New Day hits the Midnight Hour on The Revival post-match.
The New Daniel Bryan stands atop the ring for the main event.
Daniel Bryan hits a flying knee off the top rope.
Daniel Bryan hits his trademark running knee on Kofi Kingston.
Kofi Kingston dusts off Daniel Bryan with the Trouble in Paradise.
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston celebrates after winning over Daniel Bryan in the main event.