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Sunday, August 28, 2022

MWF title returns home at Road To Fate this September! Who will be the Next Champion?

08/27/2022 10:51:21 AM

The Philippine wrestling scene has returned, and this September, they would even go bigger as Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) is set to stage one of the staple annual events at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City.

MWF's 2022 iteration of Road To Fate features an elimination-style match to determine the Philippines’ top athlete-entertainer, who will represent the country in the resurrecting yet burgeoning Southeast Asian pro wrestling scene. Specifically, the four notable wrestlers in Crystal, Fabio Makisig, Jake De Leon, and Nigel San Jose will compete for being the third person to hold the prestigious MWF Championship, the promotion's top prized distinction that was first introduced in late 2018.

Here are some of the facts you need to know about the competitors for this four-way dance. 

Crystal – The undisputed “Queen of Philippine Wrestling”, Crystal put women’s wrestling in the country under the international spotlight by competing against some of the world’s toughest female wrestlers, which include Japanese Joshi legend Emi Sakura, and in the 2019 WWE tryouts in China. In addition to her in-ring achievements, international media was also drawn to Crystal’s indelible allure when she was featured in an episode of Netflix’s “Midnight Asia”.  

Nigel “Suplex” San Jose – MWF’s ultimate everyman underdog, Nigel San Jose has always risen above all odds armed with his unwavering determination and passion. Debuting in 2018 as an MWF trainee, San Jose had immediately impressed the whole Pinoy wrestling scene with his high-impact moves, holds and throws that allowed him to rise up the ranks early in his wrestling career. While this is his first high-profile match and his first exposure to media attention, Nigel San Jose guarantees to leave fans breathless with his undeniable fighting skills. 

Jake De Leon – Dubbed as “Mr. Philippine Wrestling”, De Leon is already a multi-time Philippine wrestling champion and has represented the country in numerous matches internationally, including Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and most notably in mainland China – where he participated in the WWE tryouts in 2019. A Philippine wrestling pioneer with almost a decade of in-ring experience, Jake De Leon is one of the most respected and accomplished Filipino athletes in the genre. 

Fabio Makisig – Fashioning himself as a modern Pinoy folk anti-hero, Fabio Makisig has captured the attention of MWF fans with his no-nonsense, street-smart bravado and spectacular athleticism. Having survived living in a tough Batasan neighborhood all his life, the “Walang Kasing Lupit, Walang Kasing Astig” Fabio has etched his name in Pinoy wrestling history by facing – and defeating – multi-time WWE titleholder TAJIRI. He was also featured in an episode of the ABSCBN News Channel documentary series “Mukha” in 2018. 

And this, on the other hand, is that one title they are fighting for. A unique championship belt designed by artist Manuel Mesina III, MWF Pinoy Wrestling Champion exemplifies the Filipino spirit just like the King Of The Road – the Jeepney. Colorful, vigorous, attention-grabbing and always action-packed, the MWF Championship perfectly encapsulates Pinoy wrestling’s heart and soul. 

Robin Sane was the first ever MWF Champion when after defeating a series of rivals in a tournament that culminated at MWF's annually conclusion show Noche Buena last December 2018 at the UP Bahay Ng Alumni. Sane, one of the international-level wrestlers the country ever have, held the title until 2019, when he was defeated by d Ho Ho Lun from Hong Kong. Then in early 2022, one of Southeast Asian wrestling’s most significant and pioneering figures, have vacated the title due to the pandemic. The upcoming MWF show would definitely serve as the homecoming for this uniquely-designed title belt. 

Meanwhile, MWF has recently announced additional matches taking place during the show. The  SETUP Thailand 24/7 Championship Match is set between Bro. Jomar Liwanag and curent title-holder Ken Warren, and a tag team contest between Chelsea Marie and CJ Serafin and  Migs Valdez and Kanto "Kilabot" Terror will happen. The federation will also reveal more matches in the upcoming episodes of MWF Aksyonovela TV which can be seen on Gank by visiting

Meanwhile, tickets for MWF Road To Fate are now available through Ticket2Me. Bell tolls at 5:00 PM.

Author: slickmaster | © 2022 The SlickMaster's Files

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