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MWF Noche Buena Officially Announced For December 9

The Filipino wrestling community is going to be in for some happy Ho-Ho-holidays this December with the Manila Wrestling Federation's official announcement of its go-home show for 2017, MWF Noche Buena.

This wrestling extravaganza will be happening on Saturday, December 9, at Makati Cinema Square on Chino Roces Avenue, Makati. Ticket prices have yet to be announced, but given the calibre of talent who'll be wrestling, expect a slight bump over the MWF's typical P250 asking price for their shows.

Gates will open at 1 PM, with the actual show starting at 2 PM.


Main Event: Will #PinoyPride Shine Through?
What's going to make this show such a feast for the senses and a worthy close to the most prolific year in Philippine wrestling history? None other than former WWE Cruiserweight Classic competitor and NXT talent Ho Ho Lun, who will be taking on MWF's high-flying daredevil Robin Sane in the main event.


Pride is going to be on the line, but can Sane deliver?

MWF's …
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Ruby Riot, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan knocks out the women’s division
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The Grapevine (11/23/17): Over Demons

Good morning, and this is the Grapevine! This section of Smark Henry is where we round up all the founded and unfounded rumors abound the pro wrestling scene that you may have missed over the evening.

We still don't know what the Universal Championship match at Royal Rumble will be:

WWE has cancelled plans for a Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar match for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble. This is reportedly because Vince McMahon feels he isn't over enough with the audience. Ideas were thrown around for a second Lesnar/Braun Strowman match, but wouldn't make sense as it already happened and they wouldn't want to diminish Braun further. (Source: F4WOnline)We say: Well, maybe if you gave Finn something to hold on to the entire year other than lame-duck feuds with Elias and a cringeworthy program with Bray Wyatt, he'd be more over. We don't see a reason why he couldn't have had an Intercontinental Championship run this year. Once again, another example of W…

The Smark Henry RAW Report (11/20/17): Tear The Stars Out From The Sky

It was the RAW after Survivor Series and the roster had a lot to celebrate, but also a lot to address. Especially you, Triple H. We ended up with a pretty strange finish to the Survivor Series match that opened up two major storylines involving The Game, and it was interesting to see how he handled them. But, above all else, I had tissues ready on the side of my bed because this was the freaking day Paige was set to return.



WHoooOooOAAA
TEAR THE STARS OUT FROM THE SKY
DARKNESS FALLS, I COME ALIIIIIVE


Ok, there we go. Finally, after so long, we finally get to hear that song again. I wanted to puke glitter. Oh how I’ve missed Paige! It was a very obvious return, though, especially when it got delayed… Everyone knew about it and was then just anticipating the moment she was going to come out on the show. That’s the worst part about being a wrestling fan in this era—the freaking Internet.

But it’s here; it finally happened, you guys! And as a woman, I just want to say how proud I am of her…

Take Two: Will The Wrestling Queen of Asia Please Stand Up?

by KP
Last month, Philippine Wrestling Revolution's Crystal and Singapore Pro Wrestling’s "Lion City Hit Girl" Alexis Lee were on the verge of finding out who the true Queen of Asia was when “The Queen of Scream” Kasey entered the fray, decimated both women, and stole the belt.

The stunt didn’t escape the notice of SPW, and after a month of waiting, the promotion finally announced a rematch for the Queen of Asia championship between Crystal and Lee—but this time, with the added bonus of the interloper, Kasey.


Aside from finding out who the real queen is between them, their match at Wrestle the Odds III on December 9 will give Crystal and Lee the chance to get their revenge on Kasey and set the stage for their 2018.

Lee will see this as an opportunity to strap a title around her waist once more after recently dropping the AAW Women's Championship in controversial fashion.

Crystal has already taken the moniker as her own even without officially winning the title—no one…

The Smark Henry Pay-Per-Review: Survivor Series 2017

Allow my vulnerable self to try my best to put my feelings about this year’s Survivor Series into words. Fellow Smark Henry writer and editor-at-large Stan Sy is here, too, to help you guys make better sense of this review article, and to give you guys a different perspective. His thoughts will be written in red as an homage to Team RAW and their victory! Hurray!


Alright, I need a nap. And maybe some Valium.

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#ThemeSongTuesday: Believe in the Shield

Sierra. Hotel. India. Echo. Lima. Delta. SHIELD.

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Before WWE's music team remixed this song into this generation's equivalent of John Cena's theme—a.k.a. the theme that will most likely be played at the end of every pay-per-view—"Special Op" was a theme that instantly popped the crowd. It's one of Jim Johnston's last few themes before CFO$ officially took over as the guys who produced WWE entrance music. On a production level, it takes elements from radio signals and walkie-talkie communications to give it a battle-l…

The Smark Henry Pay-Per-Review: NXT TakeOver: WarGames

“Please don’t die.”

At one point during the WarGames match, the NXT universe actually chanted that. It was at that moment when I realized that it didn’t matter to me that it wasn’t the same WarGames match I knew before. It didn’t matter if they’ve changed the rules or removed the ceiling. All that mattered was how great and insane the match was. And it was both.


It was a giant spotfest. It was inevitable given the number of people in the ring, but that didn’t stop it from being dramatic and logical. Each spot escalated from the one before, creating tension as the match went along. The Superplex by Roderick Strong to Adam Cole from the top of the cage was out of this world and had me at the edge of my seat. And that’s what you want from a good match: for you to be absorbed into it. Forget all the smarky comments and just be engrossed in the car wreck in front of your eyes.

The biggest star coming out of the match had to be Killian Dain. The man Beast of Belfast had some of the most in…

WWE Survivor Series 2017 Results

Wasn't able to watch WWE Survivor Series live or join our viewing party at Skinny Mike's BGC? We got you covered, bro!

Follow all the action in Smark Henry's live results, tweets, and commentary below.
Quick Results* The Kickoff Show aired, with hosts Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg, Jerry Lawler, and Shawn Michaels. Their guests include RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair (on split screen). At the Social Media Lounge, Charly Caruso talked to Intercontinental Champion The Miz.

* A backstage segment aired with Team Becky Lynch (SmackDown Live) with new team member Natalya. WWE Champion AJ Styles was also interviewed in a separate segment.

* Kickoff Show: Elias def. Matt Hardy via the Drift Away
You have just heard the victory song of @IAmEliasWWE as he makes @MATTHARDYBRAND#DriftAway on #SurvivorSeries Kickoff! pic.twitter.com/EQ96HWTKRL — WWE (@WWE) November 19, 2017* Kickoff Show - Cruiserweight Championship: Enzo Amore def.