Philippine wrestling trends northward with PWR Renaissance
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 23, 2017 04:34 PM
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Marking a new calendar year for the country's leading wrestling promotion, Philippine Wrestling Revolution is very proud to present the fourth annual PWR Renaissance.
The live event is set turn up the heat on June 25, 2:00 PM, at the Playland inside Fisher Mall in Quezon City.
Here are all the big matches you can look forward to on that big day.
PWR CHAMPIONSHIP 3-WAY MATCH: Chris Panzer (c) vs. Ralph Imabayashi vs. Jake De Leon
Despite being co-contenders for Philippine wrestling’s top prize, Jake De Leon and Ralph Imabayashi once considered each other to be best friends. Fast-forward a year and they find themselves in the same spot as co-contenders to the PWR Championship - and this time, there won’t be any friendly competition.
The Bacolod fighter and the Japanese sensation’s relationship took a sour turn a few weeks ago when Imabayashi (with the help of his new best friend Rederick Mahaba) gave De Leon the beatdown of his life. The reason: Imabayashi sees De Leon as a dishonor to pro-wrestling.
But whatever bad blood is brewing between the two, they must first set that aside if either of them is to take the PWR Championship from Chris Panzer, ang Kampeon ng Pilipinas.
6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: Ken Warren & The YOLO Twins vs. The Network
Two of PWR’s hottest stables are scheduled to get Quezon City #LIT as they go head-to-head-to-head-to-head - you get the picture - in an epic 6-Man Tag Team Match.
On one hand, we have the boys in green who are struggling to keep their once solid pyramid standing and on the other, we have three spoiled brats who have been causing all sorts of trouble in PWR - and #WINNING while they’re at it.
Since The Network’s Chino Guinto won for himself the PHX Championship, the title has been slowly turning the multi-level marketing giant’s leader James “Idol” Martinez green with envy. Will this animosity play a factor during their big 6-man tag match against Ken Warren and the PWR Tag Team Champions Yohann and Logan Ollores who are all riding a hot winning streak?
IT’S ON: SANDATA vs. Billy Suede
Billy Suede hates SANDATA’s guts.
Just before PWR LIVE: Resbak in fact, the Filipino-Canadian attacked the Pinoy Tecnico during training, leaving the latter with bruised ribs among other injuries.
To add more insult to injury, Suede even took off SANDATA’s mask after throwing some expletives his way. His actions won him a suspension from the upcoming live show, postponing the much-awaited SANDATA-SUEDE match-up.
Which now brings us to PWR Renaissance 2017 where the two men can finally get their hands on each other in the squared circle. Who do you think will come out on top in this grudge match?
LESS TALK, MORE FIGHT: Miguel Rosales vs. Peter Versoza
One-half of the Fighters 4 Hire, Miguel Rosales, is about to face off with the cocky Peter Versoza.
The former PHX Champion has been quite vocal in cyberspace about his “lack of appreciation” in the company, with no end of shutting up in sight… and so we’re guessing that the Ruthless One will just have to shut up the Bulacan Babe Magnet for all of us.
This bout is expected to be an exciting one as the two competitors showcase virtually different fighting styles - Rosales, a strike and suplex specialist; and Versoza, a smart and explosive fighter.
THE BIG REMATCH: Trian Dela Torre vs. The Apocalypse
Trian Dela Torre, the self-proclaimed inch-for-inch best wrestler in PWR, issued a challenge to anyone in the locker room willing to take him on.
The “kapre” who answered the Midget Wrestling Champion’s challenge during last week’s PWR LIVE: Resbak was none other than The Apocalypse. The scariest of all the kapres’ brute proved to be a non-factor as Dela Torre used the size disadvantage as his biggest advantage to steal the 1, 2, 3.
And at Renaissance 2017, the monster and the halfling will once again face off in a relatively big rematch to settle the score.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Deadly Sinns vs. Punk Dolls
What do you get when you cross a fearless punk rock princess and a rainbow-flag bearing force? The Punk Dolls, of course.
And what do you get when you cross an insane, sadistic beast with a loud-mouthed bruiser? You get the Deadly Sinns.
And put those two teams against each other, you’ll get one hell of sa tag team showdown. The team of Martivo and Robynn will be butting heads with the tandem of Vlad Sinnsyk and Mike Madrigal in an instant-classic you would not want to miss!
MORE TAG ACTION: Delirium vs. Kakaibros
Delirium’s Dax Xaviera and Dan Ericson are a thrill to watch!
They have it all: from explosive ring moves to death-defying aerial stunts, this dynamic duo is quickly rising up the ranks among PWR’s most elite tag teams until the Kakaibros, who will be debuting at PWR Renaissance, came in and injured Dan Ericson while Delirium was training.
PWR is known for its colorful characters and caricature pop-culture gimmicks, but until you’ve seen the now dangerous Kakaibros, you haven’t seen anything yet!
And what's more, who will take Dan Ericson’s place as Dax Xaviera’s tag team partner?
Order your advanced tickets now by sending PWR a Facebook direct message or an e-mail at [email protected] You can also get tickets at our partners such as The Appraisery in Cubao Expo, Pauline’s Printing in Pergola Mall, and Kramer Toy Warden!
Earlybird Tickets (until June 24th) - P350 each
Barkada Bundle (until June 24th) - P999 for 3 tickets
Regular Tickets (June 25th, at the venue) - P400 each