Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Former WWE Divas And Superstars To Visit Manila In 2012

After WWE's Raw and SmackDown rosters came to Manila and did a couple of house shows—sorry, live events—each in 2006, and wrestlers—er, Divas and Superstars—from the SmackDown and ECW brands flew in for a one-off gig in 2009, it stands to reason that another three years later WWE would come back to the Philippines, right?

Um, no (so far).

Pinoy pro wrestling fans can watch the next best thing, though, when the World Wrestling Fan Xperience (WWFX) Champions Showcase Tour 2012 comes to the Araneta Coliseum on 4 February 2012: wrestlers whom Filipino audiences know from their past stints in WWE.

[Image grabbed from here.]

Here's the lineup according to the laughable blurb from the Ticketnet website:
Come see all your favorite former WWE superstars such as former WWE United States Champion Ken Anderson who performed as Mr. Kennedy on RAW and SmackDown!, former WWE Tag Team Champion M.V.P., former WWE Intercontinental Champions Carlitos and Shelton Benjamin, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hurricane Helms; Chris Master who performed as 'The Masterpeice,' Snisky, Luke Gallow, former ECW World Champion Rhino, Daivari, Jimmy Yang, Billy Gun, and the beautiful women's wrestlers of WWFX; April Hunter who will challenge former WWE Divas Champion Jillian Hall!
According to the Tour's Facebook page and the poster above, John Morrison, Melina, and Scott Steiner are also set to arrive.

I wouldn't be surprised, though, if this Champions Showcase Tour isn't as well-attended as the WWE tours in the past—after all, the wrestlers arriving in February no longer regularly appear on Philippine TV since WWE future endeavored them. Still, I hope they fill enough seats to show that there is a market for pro wrestlingsorry, sports entertainmentin the Philippines and help convince WWE to stage shows here oftener than once every three years or so.

[16 January 2012 Edit]

Check out the WWFX YouTube channel for promos of the visiting wrestlers.

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