With the rise of Philippine Azkal and UAAP superstars, Football and Volleyball are both enjoying the fame and attention despite of the Philippines being a “basketball crazy” country.
Sadly, not all sports is receiving that kind of strong support. Let’s take for example, Wrestling. Yesterday, I went to a Wrestlemania Live Viewing Party and was a bit disappointed to see less than 70 people around that bar. I wonder what happened to the wrestling community in the Philippines and why it is not receiving the same attention as compare to volleyball and football.
(Taken during the Wrestlemania Live Viewing Party)
However, I commend those ardent fans (I’m including myself on that list) who are still passionate about wrestling. Despite of the declining support especially from the Philippine media, we did not abandon wrestling. True fans, yes. I wish more fans would show their support to WWE so that these Wrestling superstars will visit Philippines again. Can we not make an official WWE Philippines Club with a membership card? I’m willing to be an officer. HAHAHA.
Thoughts about Wrestlemania XXX:
- Seeing Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Stone Cold together made me miss the Attitude era.
- Stephanie Mcmahon is so hot. Triple H is a one lucky guy.
- What happened to Rey Mysterio? He’s giving me the impression that he is no longer relevant to WWE. If only we can bring back Eddie Guerrero ..
- Big Show should’ve won that Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale. Not that I am against Cesaro but who is he anyway? Big Show is somehow Andre The Giant’s successor in this era. I appreciate his handshake though.
- I am still questioning why of all people, they chose Bray Wyatt to face John Cena. The match didn’t excite me. Cena’s entrance was so lame and untypical for him. Although I get the message of the match that the Wyatt is a representation of Cena’s temptation to revert from the “Good Guy Cena” to “Dr. of Thuganomics” again. When Wyatt lost in a short and unconvincing manner, it shows that we have to play along with the idea of Cena winning by being the nice guy. Sorry, haters but that’s part of business.
(Cena hugging this kid right after his match against Wyatt is a symbolism that WWE turning Cena in to a heel is bad for business because of his large following of young supporters)
- Not that I care about Dave Batista being booed but when the booing comes from his fellow Filipinos, then it’s bothering.
("The Animal" doesn’t give a shit about the booing )
- Randy Orton can’t carry WWE. He’s boring. ‘nuff said.
- Daniel Bryan’s Yes Movement is a real deal. Surviving that RKO + Batista Bomb table slam earned him my respect.
- I’m not interested with the Divas Championship. I only have two rightful divas champion in my mind and that’s Lita and Trish Stratus.
(Trish Stratus inducting Lita to Hall of Fame moved me to tears)
- Undertaker’s heavy montage of his Wrestlemania journey during his entrance is unknowingly, a foreshadowing that the streak will end this time.
- Ending the Undertaker’s streak is bigger than winning any championship. But we don’t get it why they WWE gave that privilege to Brock Lesnar instead of Triple H or HBK. But more important than not, WHY DECIDE TO END THE STREAK? It’s like taking Undertaker’s identity! The Mother in HIMYM is dead and now the deadman’s streak is officially dead. Why is everything dying?
(Undertaker losing to Wrestlemania is dubbed as the saddest day in Pro Wrestling history)
- I refuse to acknowledge Brock Lesnar’s win just like how WWE refuse to give Chris Benoit’s Hall of Fame status.
(Vince Mcmahon wants to erase Benoit from WWE history)
Despite of the dismal result, the dead man’s match against Lesnar was enough to gain the right amount of buzz for wrestling, showing that WWE is capable of changing what has become usual for us.