WWE set to rock Manila anew after three years

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WWE SUPERSTAR Roman Reigns will be in the country as part of “WWE Live Manila” happening on Sept. 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. — WWE LIVE MANILA

THE LONG wait of WWE fans in the country for another event here is nearly over as globally popular organization is set to make its much-awaited return on Sept. 20 with “WWE Live Manila.”

Happening at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the WWE is once again bringing some of its top superstars for a night of top-quality pro wrestling action and entertainment.

The event next week marks the first time after a very long while that the WWE is playing the Araneta Coliseum.

Starting with 1994’s Manila Mania, numerous legends have graced the Big Dome’s halls including Bret “Hitman” Hart, “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Triple H, Edge, Batista, and Jeff Hardy.

Two Wrestlemania XXXV rematches — Roman Reigns against Drew McIntyre in a Street Fight and WWE Champion Kofi Kingston (of The New Day) versus Daniel Bryan — are part of the headlining offering of WWE Live Manila 2019, which will also see the Manila return of Charlotte Flair and Kevin Owens.

Drew McIntyre has been obsessed with ending Roman Reigns’ career. The Big Dog of the WWE has been the target of McIntyre’s assaults following his return from a four-month battle with leukemia. Despite Reign’s victory at Wrestlemania, the fiery Scot has been relentless to destroy the third-generation superstar.

Tensions, meanwhile, have been high around the WWE Championship since Kofi Kingston’s historic victory against Daniel Bryan in Wrestlemania. Kingston’s rise as WWE Champion came as an unexpected welcome to the WWE Universe, much to the annoyance of Daniel Bryan; a man who turned his back on the very people who propelled him to the top of the WWE.

The last time the WWE was in the country was in 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Charlotte also saw action here three years ago, successfully defending her women’s title against Sasha Banks.

WWE Live Manila 2016 featured as well superstars John Cena, Big Show, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Goldust and The New Day.

Tickets for WWE Live Manila 2019 are now available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and on

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