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#ThankYouTaker: Peminat gusti tangisi persaraan Undertaker

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Ketika era gusti yang masih dikenali sebagai WWF, pastinya ramai yang membesar dengan melihat aksi Undertaker bergusti melawan ramai penggusti handalan.

Dari menentang penggusti seperti Hulk Hogan, kemudian ke Attitude era dengan menentang penggusti seperti Triple H, The Rock dan Stone Cold Steve Austin, sehingga ke era WWE, dia bergusti menentang pihak lawan yang lebih muda seperti Brock Lesnar, John Cena dan yang terakhir, Roman Reigns.

Undertaker umum persaraan

Undertaker yang juga dikenali sebagai The Phenom menamatkan kerjayanya sebagai penggusti dan mengumumkan persaraannya selepas perlawanan menentang Roman Reigns di Wrestlemania.

Dalam perlawanan tersebut, Undertaker tewas kepada Roman Reigns dan menjadikan rekod Wrestlemania penggusti tersebut tamat dengan catatan 23 kemenangan, dua kekalahan.

Selepas berakhir perlawanan tersebut, Undertaker meletakkan topi, sarung tangan dan kot panjang yang dipakainya di tengah gelanggang sebagai simbolik mengumumkan persaraannya.

Roman Reigns yang menewaskan Undertaker menyatakan penghargaannya kepada penggusti legenda itu

“Jika anda sudah lama menjadi sebahagian daripada bisnes ini, dan anda tahu, semua orang begitu menghormatinya. Tetapi di akhirnya, anda perlu melakukan apa yang perlu. Sebagai seorang anak muda, seorang lelaki berkeluarga, sebagai penyumbang rezeki, saya perlu ke sana dan berlawan untuk hak saya, dan itu apa yang saya lakukan pada malam ini,” kata Roman Reigns seperti dilaporkan The Sun.

#ThankYouTaker

Peminat dan penggusti membanjiri laman sosial bagi memberi penghargaan kepada penggusti legenda itu di atas khidmatnya kepada dunia gusti selama 25 tahun ini.

Antaranya adalah penggusti seperti Mick Foley, Triple H, Bret Hart dan The Miz.

 

Kesimpulan

Undertaker pastinya akan menjadi seorang legenda yang tidak akan dilupakan. Imejnya yang begitu kelam dan menyeramkan akan menjadi ingatan peminat gusti.

Namun, melihat pada skrip yang sering digunakan oleh WWE, kita tidak boleh berhenti berharap untuk melihat penampilan Undertaker di gelanggang di masa akan datang.

Sama seperti Hulk Hogan, Undertaker akan dikenang sebagai salah seorang dari penggusti terbaik sepanjang zaman. RIP, Dead man.

WWE

MyPW EVO: A complete breakdown of all matches (featuring ERA’s JoHaRa)

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MyPW opens with a video package of what happened at Reckoning to warm up the crowd as ring announcer/commentator Johan Yusoff welcomes everyone to the show

Match 1: The Kid Vs. ‘Aerial Sniper’ Nyc

This match was expected to be a fast and high-flying match. From the start, both competitors delivered it exactly. The Kid and Nyc tried to outpace one another that ended up with momentum on Nyc’s side when he hits a corner dropkick and a seated Falcon Arrow for only a 2-count.

However, when Nyc tried to go for a Superplex, The Kid countered with the Cheeky Nando’s Kick and a Powerbomb from the corner. A pin attempt though garnered only two. The Kid continues his offense but Nyc won’t give up as he countered a Springboard RKO and hits a Steamroller and followed that up with a Moonsault for only two.

Nyc goes to the top-rope again for the 450 Splash, but The Kid kicks him on the shoulder while the ‘Aerial Sniper’ was still on the corner. Seeing the opportunity, The Kid goes on the apron and hits the Springboard RKO while Nyc is still on the top-rope to get the three.

Winner: The Kid

Match 2: Poppy Vs. Alexis Lee Vs. Phoenix

Poppy being the arrogant character that she is, left the ring for a moment to let Lee & Phoenix go at it for a few minutes. During a headlock by Lee, Poppy decided to came in and worked on Lee before kicking Phoenix out of the ring, which proved to be the common theme here in this match.

Lee & Poppy then exchange forearm shots before Phoenix starting a chop-fight between all three women. More attacks were exchanged between them that lead Poppy to be on top when she hits the Side-walk Slam on Phoenix and tossing her out again. Then she connects the Spinning Side Kick on Lee, but only got two.

Phoenix tried to take both of them out with a top-rope Cross Body, but she only got Lee as Poppy got out of the way. Once again, Phoenix was kicked out of the ring by Poppy. With Lee dazed, Poppy hits the Shining Wizard to win her first match since her return at Wrestlecon 2016.

Winner: Poppy

Match 3: WS/KWF Cruiserweight Championship

Ladykiller (C) Vs. Harry Ray w/Double K 

In a surprise twist, Harry Ray has decided to team up with Double K and the MyPW Extreme Champion took him in as a disciple. To prove how capable he is to his new master, he challenged Double K’s old rival, Ladykiller for his Cruiserweight title co-owned by Wrestle Square & Kingdom Wrestling Federation.

Ladykiller though got the early advantage that left Harry Ray frustrated and left the ring to catch his breath. Ladykiller chased him, only to be confronter by Double K and Harry took advantage by blindsiding him. Harry now had the advantage and hits the Facecrusher and Russian Leg Sweep but couldn’t put the champion away. Ladykiller however did fought back and hit the Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex but he missed his Inverted Senton Bomb as Harry moved out of the way.

Harry then connects a huge Superple to further incapacitate Ladykiller. This then bought Double K to give instructions but Harry ignored them and missed his top-rope Leg Drop. This proved costly as after a Rock Bottom and a few strong body blows, Ladykiller hits the Spear to retain the title.

Winner & STILL Champion: Ladykiller

This prompted Double K to enter the ring with a mike and told Harry that he disappointed him and proved that his ‘level of suck’ is out of the atmosphere. Harry tried to defend his performance and pleads for one more chance. Double K then warned Harry to ‘make sure to know what he’s doing’ and left the ringside area.

Match 4: Fatal 4-Way

Daryl Wong Vs. Serigala Vs. Furious Faizal Vs. Jaki-G 

Multi-man matches such as this can be messy and entertaining at the same time and this one did not disappoint. There were full of highlights such as Faizal tossing Daryl into the fans (Twice) & Serigala and Faizal going toe-to-toe in a battle of the heavyweights. Faizal hits a Spinning Wheel Kick and clotheslined Serigala before taking out Daryl with a Powerslam. However, he missed a Big Splash and was dropkicked out of the ring.

That left Daryl & Jaki to go at it that ended with a Superkick from Daryl that only got him a 2-count. Both of them though put their differences aside and hip-tossed an incoming Faizal before they were knocked down by a double top-rope Dropkick by Serigala. But Faizal recovered and hit a Belly-to-Belly Suplex, but Jaki broke the pin attempt, but he taken out for his troubles.

Daryl came back in with a top-rope Cross Body on Faizal only to recover and receive a Gorilla Press Slam from Serigala. Serigala then hits a Jackhammer that Goldberg would be proud of, but somehow Faizal kicked out at 2. Just as he was recovering, Jaki takes out Serigala and then got a Spinebuster from Faizal who then kicked Daryl out of the ring. With Serigala down, Faizal hits the Vader Bomb. Before he could cover, Jaki dropkicked him out of the ring and stole the pin on Serigala for the huge upset.

Winner: Jaki-G

A5th comes out and addressed the fans as he waits for his opponent. A video is then played on the big screen that showed Luna & Mad Scholar addressing the champion as the latter accepted the challenge.

Match 5: MyPW WrestleCon Championship Open Challenge
A5th (C) Vs. Mad Scholar w/Luna

From the start, Scholar tried some strikes, but he got a Back Elbow and a Corner Clotheline in return. After Scholar received a Side-walk Slam, he retreated quickly to the outside. But just as he came in, he nearly received the end of A5th’s Bicycle Kick and retreated again, causing a short chase. But Luna distracted the champ long enough for Scholar to take him out by attacking the leg.

Scholar continues the attack on the leg and in between those attacks, hits a DDT for only two. He got caught though by A5th when attempting a top-rope attack, but countered the Chokeslam into an Armbar and then goes for a Leg Lock. A5th though got out and slapped Scholar before hitting the Jackhammer for only 2.

Scholar tried for an Armbar again, but A5th showed his strength to hit a Spinebuster. When he was about to hit the Bicycle Kick, Luna came to the apron and hit A5th with a foreign object while the referee wasn’t looking. This caused Phoenix to confront Luna and chased her into the back.

With both men dazed, A5th tried again for the Chokeslam as Scholar desperately tried to get out. But it proved to be futile as the champion finally hits it for a successful first defense.

Winner & STILL Champion: A5th

Match 6: Dave Vindictus Vs. Farish The Killer Clown

This was a relatively short match. At the start, Vindictus used his signature taunt when he described himself as ‘smart’ and branded Farish as ‘stupid’. Just as Vindictus got the upper hand, Farish made a fool out of his opponent and stole his taunt by saying he’s ‘smart’ and Vindictus is ‘stupid’.

After that, Farish proceeded to take out Vindictus with a Front Flip Dive from the apron when the latter was outside the ring. After that, it was the beginning of the end. Vindictus kicked Farish in the gut just as he was going back into the ring. Vindctus has had enough and he mercilessly attacked Farish.

Farish tried to get back, but Vindictus shrugged it off everytime it happened with a strong slap to Farish’s face. In an act of defiance, Farish spat at Vindictus’ face before he was ruthlessly taken out with a Rolling Elbow and a Brainbuster that gave Vindictus the win in this almost one-sided match.

Winner: Dave Vindictus 

Match 7: MyPW World to Regional Championship
Greg Glorious (C) Vs. Shaukat

Before the bell rang, Commissioner Dante came out and added more tension in atmosphere surrounding this match. Glorious & Shaukat are arguable the two best wrestler in South-East Asia and they showcased their technical skills in the ring. But that was overshadowed by Dante’s presence at ringside.

During the match, Shaukat was able to get the upper hand & mounted offense to keep Glorious down. The champion however fought back with a strong knee attack while Shaukat was in the corner and a big Back Suplex for only 2.

Both men then exchanged German Suplexes as they tried to get each other off their feet. Just as Glorious thought he has the momentum, Shaukat was able to hit the NK Driver. He was denied the win though when Dante pulled the referee out of the ring.

Then, the ‘Malaysian Mafia’ Gotham came out and showed that he has joined forces with Dante. With Shaukat distracted with the developing drama outside the ring, Glorious took advantage and connects the Hammerlock DDT to retain the title.

Winner & STILL Champion: Greg Glorious

After the match, Dante confronted Glorious from the outside about not teaming with him when the champion was on the top-rope celebrating. This allowed Gotham to come onto the ring unnoticed and hit the Spear on Glorious. He then attacked Shaukat. Just as he was about to hit his finisher, Glorious recovered and attacked Gotham’s knee. In a strange turn of events, Shaukat & Glorious double-teamed Gotham and double clotheslined him out of the ring.

After Dante & Gotham left, Shaukat & Glorious shook hands and showed respect to one another before they left the ring.

Main Event: Tony Abel & Lipan Vs. ERA FM’s JoHaRa (Haniff & Ray) w/Johan

Before the match, actor Zizan Razak made a surprise appearance and addressed the crowd before the competitors entered the ring. After Abel & Lipan entered the ring, Abel promised that JoHaRa will not be able to walk and it will be ‘game over’ for them.

To everyone’s surprise and amazement, Haniff actually put a good fight to send Lipan reeling as Haniff took out Lipan with a Hurracarana and a DDT for only 2. Soon after, Abel & Ray were the legal men and Abel tried to take down Ray to no avail and he was taken out with a Clothesline. Haniff & Ray then both double-teamed Abel. Sensing danger, Lipan pulled Haniff out of the ring to soften him up for Abel and get momentum back to them.

They were able to isolate Haniff as they continue to attack the DJ for a few minutes. But Haniff sent the crowd wild when he hit a Diving Tornado DDT on Lipan and after pushing Abel out of the way, he was able to tag in a fresh Ray. Ray went berserk as he took out both men and hit a big Chokeslam on Lipan who is the same size as him and and in a tribute to Rikishi, Stink Faced Abel. Lipan was then taken out by Haniff with a Cross Body.

Abel then came back and took out Ray, but the referee’s count was interrupted by Zizan. With the referee distracted dealing with Zizan, Johan came in and hit a Rock Bottom on Abel. With Lipan out of the ring, Haniff & Ray hits a Double Chokeslam to win a huge and entertaining match

Winners: ERA FM’s JoHaRa

JoHaRa and Zizan closed the show as they thank the fans for their support and told them to keep continuing to get behind MyPW.

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Penggusti Mexico terbakar akibat stunt berbahaya

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Semasa kita kecil ibubapa kita sering mengingatkan kita untuk jangan bermain dengan api. Katanya nanti terbakar rumah atau kita akan tercedera. Mungkin ada juga di antara kita yang degil dan cuba bermain api, kebiasaannya semasa perayaan. Satu percikan api kecil pun sudah cukup membuatkan kita merasa sakit.

Malangnya mungkin penggusti ini terlupa pesanan ibu bapanya ketika kecil.

Seorang penggusti Mexico yang menggunakan nama Sangre Chicana Junior telah merasai padahnya apabila kulitnya melecur tahap tiga apabila berlaku kesilapan ketika membuat stunt menggunakan api dalam satu perlawanan.

Apa yang berlaku?

Chicana yang berpasangan dengan rakannya Hijo de Centurion ketika itu sedang berdepan dengan pasangan Baby rap dan Heavy Rock. Perlawanan berlangsung dengan baik pada mulanya dengan kedua-dua pasangan saling menunjukkan aksi biasa dalam arena gusti.

Dalam perlawanan tersebut, Sangre ketika itu dilontar ke atas timbunan meja yang dibakar. Ideanya adalah untuk Sangre jatuh dan mematahkan meja-meja tersebut.

Namun, apa yang berlaku adalah meja-meja itu jatuh dan menimpa Sangre lalu membakar penggusti berkenaan seperti yang tertera di video di atas.

Adakah dia dapat diselamatkan?

Di depan penonton yang menjerit ketakutan, Sangre seakan-akan dipanggang oleh api yang marak. Bagaimanapun, Petugas keselamatan berjaya menarik meja-meja tersebut dari terus menimpa Sangre dan memadamkan api.

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Petugas kecemasan dipanggil dan Sangre dibawa ke hospital untuk menerima rawatan melecur tahap 3. Laporan menyatakan bahawa masih belum jelas sama ada polis akan menyiasat insiden berkenaan.

Kesimpulan

Sebelum ini ramai menyatakan gusti adalah lakonan semata-mata. Namun, sedar atau tidak, di sebalik lakonan itu tetap ada risikonya. Ramai penggusti mengalami kecacatan bahkan ada yang terkorban kerana aksi tidak masuk akal mereka.

Pihak pengurusan juga perlu memastikan, walaupun mereka mengejar untuk menaikkan jumlah penonton, jangan dilupakan kebajikan dan keselamatan penggusti mereka sendiri. Langkah-langkah keselamatan dan segala risiko perlu diambil kira sebelum perlawanan berlangsung. Jangan kerana mengejar untung, ada penggusti yang terkorban. Nyawa tidak boleh ditukar ganti.

 

WWE

Could there be a Malaysian superstar in WWE soon?

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A sentence you thought you might never read in your life.

We may see a Malaysian wrestler perform in a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring in the near future.

Why? It is because WWE officials have been spotted at Malaysia Pro Wrestling’s (MyPW) latest show.

The WWE Vice-President of Talent Relations, Canyon Ceman and Creative Director, Ryan Katz were spotted at MyPW Reckoning at D’Lavender, Damansara Heights Community Center.

Photo Credit: Malaysia Pro Wresting (Facebook)
Photo Credit: Malaysia Pro Wresting (Facebook)

The reason could be that WWE is moving forward with plans for a tournament to crown the WWE Asia Champion, following the success of the WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament.

The Wrestling Observer reported that WWE is contacting a number of Asia talents to inquire about passport details and other information.

According to MyPW, the WWE were looking at two of their big names, although it is not known on who they were interested in.

Ceman and Katz also appeared at Singapore Pro Wrestling’s event ‘Unchained In Changi’ the day before MyPW Reckoning.

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MyPW Reckoning: A comprehensive breakdown of all 10 matches

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It was an almost full crowd as they were hyped for the event to get started. To everyone’s surprise, the ‘Nusantara Prince’ Shaukat made his entrance and welcomed everyone to the event. Shaukat reminded everyone of how he has revolutionized the Malaysian pro wrestling scene and he wants to revolutionize it further by wanting his title match to be the opening bout instead of the main event.

His words prompted the General Manager, Nadia to come out initially looking unhappy. Being that it’s Chinese New Year though, Nadia was in a generous mood and asked the fans if they want the World to Regional title match to be the first match of the evening. The fans answered with a resounding ‘yes’ and Nadia asked for a referee to come out along with The D.

However, The D came out and was livid that the match, in which he skipped CNY for, was pushed forward resulting in a shouting match between him and Nadia. As a result, Nadia threatened to strip The D of the belt if he does not comply; leaving The D no choice but to go on with the match.

Match 1: MyPW World To Regional Championship

The D (C) Vs. Shaukat

The D had to wrestle in a t-shirt and jeans following an unseen change with the match order. But The D immediately got out of the ring once the bell started. The match spilled to the outside as The D retaliates, but only for a short time. Shaukat gained the upper hand for the next few minutes until The D pushed him to the referee and hit a low blow to his opponent as the referee covered his face bracing for being hit.

The D as a result gained momentum as he sat down on Shauakat’s face, much to everyone’s disgust. The D had a number of pinfall attempts but couldn’t get the three count he wanted. However, Shaukat locked in a front headlock with body scissors, trying to get The D to tap out. But The D overpowers him but slamming him to the turnbuckle and hits a side-walk slam for only a two-count.

Then, Shaukat got out of the way of The D’s attack and hits a spinning-out powerbomb, but The D kicks out at two. Shaukat tried to hit his NK Driver finisher on two different occasions, but The D counters with a backstabber on the first time and a spinebuster on the second.

With Shaukat down in the middle of the ring, The D attempted his own version of The People’s Elbow by taking his shirt off and just placed it on Shaukat’s chest. Just as he was running, Shaukat got up and hits a Stone Cold Stunner, leaving both men down for the count.

Both men were able to get up before 10. They both exchange blows. However, the match once again goes to the outside with Shaukat on top When both men were on the apron, The D was able to stun Shaukat for a bit. Seeing the commentary table, The D then powerbombs Shaukat onto the said table, causing the crowd to be in frenzy.

Somehow, Shaukat kicks out at two despite being put through the table. The D sets up for the knee attack, but Shaukat avoids it and hits the Rock Bottom. Shaukat followed that up with a powerful right hand, a back suplex and finally, hit the NK Driver to finally defeat his dreaded foe.

Winner & NEW Champion: Shaukat 

Just as Shaukat celebrated, Commissioner Dante comes out and greeted The D ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ before congratulating Shaukat. However, Dante reminded everyone of Shaukat’s actions after Wrestlecon 2016 where the latter snapped and took out officials, including Dante himself. Because of that, Dante schedules another title match immediately, naming former Singapore Pro Wrestling (SPW) and now freelance wrestler Greg Glorious as the challenger, much to The D’s annoyance.

Match 2: MyPW World To Regional Championship
Shaukat (C) Vs. Greg Glorious

Shortly after the match started, The D took out Shaukat with the title belt when the ref had his back turned dealing with Glorious. However, The D missed Glorious and went to the outside. Because of The D’s actions, he and Dante had a furious argument, in which resulted in The D’s termination from MyPW, leaving the former champion walking out in disgrace as the fans sang ‘Goodbye’.

Back to the match, Glorious almost took advantage of the situation, but he only gets two. Glorious took control of the match as he hits numerous power moves such as the exploder suplex and a backbreaker, but he can’t find the three count he needed.

However, Shaukat staged a comeback with a roundhouse kick to the head. But it was only brief as Glorious with a smart counter into the Single-Leg Crab submission that has made wrestlers tap out to it. Shaukat however, was able to get his hand on the ropes to force Glorious to break the hold. Shaukat then hit the Michinoku Driver II out of nowhere, but could only get two.

Then it was the beginning of the end. Glorious was able to get out of an NK Driver attempt and hits a bridging German Suplex for only two. With Shaukat reeling, Glorious hits a deadlift German Suplex to win the match and shock the crowd.

Winner & NEW Champion: Greg Glorious

With Glorious’ title win, this is the second time a Singaporean has won the title following SPW’s The Eurasian Dragon’s win last year. Commissioner Dante applauded and announced Glorious as the new champion. Dante reminded everyone in the locker room that if they mess with him, there will be repercussions.

Glorious however, took the mike and said that Dante and he are not friends. Glorious said that because he takes his chances, he is better at life, lifting the title he just won as proof.

Match 3: Women’s Division
Poppy Vs. Phoenix

This was a short match compared to what had just taken place. Poppy proceeds to push Phoenix away on the head. The latter tried to get her hands on Poppy, but the referee got in between them for some reason. However, Poppy gets the upper hand with a chop on Phoenix’s chest. Poppy then whips Phoenix to the other turnbuckle and hits a running clothesline as she continued the offense.

But Poppy rolled out of the ring following a forearm shot from Phoenix. Phoenix then attempted a dive to the outside, but with Poppy moving out of the way, she was able to stop herself from running. Then, Poppy tosses Phoenix to the steps hard.

Poppy produced a lot of attacks, but could not put Phoenix away. As frustration mounted, Phoenix took advantage and hits the Overdrive for the win.

Winner: Phoenix 

Match 4
Serigala Vs. Dave Vindictus

Freelancer Dave Vindictus, who is also a former SPW wrestler, was looking to get revenge on new talent Serigala when the latter, in who was making his debut, eliminated Vindictus at Wrestlecon in a gauntlet match. As Serigala made his entrance, howls from the fans echo throughout the hall to show their support.

Vindictus proceeded to kick ring announcer, Johan Yusof in the gut for some reason and then immediately left the ring to avoid Serigala. Vindictus proceeded to taunt the fans outside the ring. From the ring, Serigala grabs him by the hair. But Vindictus hung him up using the rope.

Vindictus then chops Serigala’s chest, but to no avail as Serigala showed no signs of pain. Vindictus tried a running attack, but was caught by Serigala who proceeded to drop him with a body slam. Vindictus comes back by raking the eyes and drops the 110+ kg Serigala with a back suplex for only a two-count.

Vindictus then calls for a brainbuster, but he couldn’t get Serigala off his feet. Instead, Serigala counters with his own suplex. Serigala comes back with a series of shots and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex, but can’t get the three-count.

However, Vindictus was able to hit a number of kicks that ends with a superkick to the head, but somehow Serigala was able to kick out at two. Vindictus then insulted Serigala and hits a discus clothesline for only two.

Then, Serigala mounts a comeback with a kick to the face. Serigala continued the attack as he held Vindictus by the hand strongly. Vindictus tried to get to the ropes, but Serigala pulls him back kneeing him in the gut before hitting his suplex side-slam finisher as the strength of the newcomer beats the experience of Vindictus for the upset.

Winner: Serigala

Match 5
‘Aerial Sniper’ Nyc & The Ladykiller Vs. Jaki-G & Mad Scholar (W/Luna)

This was a Sinagpore Vs. Malaysia tag team match with Nyc & Ladykiller representing Singapore and Jaki & Scholar representing Malaysia. Jaki and Ladykiller, having both teamed up in a match last year, started off for their respective teams. Both men tried to get the better of one another. Jaki thought he did with a headlock and multiple hip tosses. But Ladykiller’s agility confused the ‘High School Sweetheart’ and proceeded to take him down.

Ladykiller attempted an armbar, but Jaki counters with a pin attempt that resulted in only a two-count. With both men evenly matched, they tagged in their respective partners. An amount of fast-paced action was exchanged between Scholar and Nyc, leaving the fans in awe. Eventually, Scholar gets the upper hand as he tags in Jaki. But a moment of confusion lead Nyc tagging in The Ladykiller. They then hit stereo dropkicks on their opponents.

The Singaporeans were able to get the momentum going as they work on Scholar in the next few minutes. But after taking both men out simultaneously, Scholar was able to tag in Jaki. Jaki unloaded on team Singapore, eventually taking the illegal man, Nyc with a brutal roundhouse kick to the head. With Ladykiller down, Jaki measures him up for his finisher. But Scholar tags in, takes out Nyc who was on the apron and said to Jaki to stick to the plan, to which the latter had no knowledge of.

Luna, Mad Scholar’s assistant, brought a folded chair in as she distracted the referee. With the help of Scholar, Luna was able to drug the referee unconscious with a cloth. The referee down, Mad Scholar tosses the chair to Jaki as he held up Ladykiller for Jaki to hit the chair on. However, Jaki hesitated and that allowed Ladykiller to get out of Scholar’s grip, but was immediately dropped with an RKO.

Mad Scholar though, was furious at Jaki’s hesitance that he attacked his own partner out of frustration and left the ring for Jaki to fend for himself. The Ladykiller sees this and took advantage, taking out Jaki with a spear and Nyc came off the top rope with a 450 Splash to give team Singapore the victory.

Winners: ‘Aerial Sniper’ Nyc & The Ladykiller

After the match, Scholar and Luna continued their attack on Jaki for not sticking with the plan. They left the ring, leaving Jaki wasted. One thing is for certain, Jaki will not forget about this.

Match 6: Dastan Vs. Gotham Vs. EK Baki (Gatoh Move)

An international three-way match between Iran’s Dastan, Thailand’s Baki and Malaysia’s own Gotham. The three men got into an argument on how to start the match, causing Dastan to leave the ring momentarily. As a result, Gotham and Baki opens the match while Dastan complained to the commentary team that his opponents are ‘animals’.

Baki and Gotham tried to get the other off their feet, but failed doing so. With Baki focusing on Gotham, Dastan tried to take advantage. He was met though with Baki’s backbreaker and senton splash but able to kick out at two while Gotham rolls out of the ring and argues with the fans.

Baki attacks with huge chops to Dastan’s chest. But just as Baki gained some momentum, Gotham pulls him out of the ring and smashes his head on the commentary table. Dastan took exception and it prompted a mini-contest between him and Gotham on who can smash Baki’s head on the table better. Eventually, the contest stopped as all three men are back in the ring with Dastan and Gotham trying to pin Baki, but they cancel each other’s attempts. With Baki tossed out, Dastan and Gotham have a go at one another. Dastan goes to the ropes, but he got caught by Gotham’s Samoan Drop. Then, Gotham was tossed out to the ring and Dastan pulls off a gutwrench suplex on the outside.

Baki then comes back as he tosses Dastan to the ring post and then back to the ring. But Dastan was able to carry the 100 kg Baki for an Aiplane Spin and proceeded with hitting the back elbow for only two. Then, Baki comes back by taking down Dastan, but was shortly hit by Gotham’s spear.

Baki then somehow recovered and took out Gotham with a forearm shot. He then focuses on Dastan and hits his Double Choke Single Knee Backbreaker finisher. But Gotham took advantage of the no-DQ rule by hitting a low blow on Baki, allowing him to steal the pin on Dastan and the win.

Winner: Gotham

After the match, Baki bowed to the crowd on stage as he left the ringside area.

Match 7: The Kid Vs. Daryl Wong

Both junior heavyweights were evenly matched in the opening moments. But The Kid took control with a running dropkick to Daryl. However, Daryl came back with a boot to the face, but The Kid came back with a springboard forearm for only two.

Both juniors eventually got into each other’s face with aggression as they both slapped each other beforehand. Daryl’s right hand shot forced The Kid to go out of the ring. Daryl saw an opportunity to pull off a dive, but The Kid quickly got in. That in turn saw Daryl able to land to the outside on his feet in time. But The Kid pulled off a dive of his own, taking out Daryl.

However, Daryl took control with The Kid looking tired already. But just as Daryl was about to hit his finisher from the top rope with The Kid on his shoulders, The Kid got out with elbows to Daryl’s head as he landed on the apron.

The Kid surprised everyone by pulling off a Springboard RKO while Daryl was still on the top rope, grounding the Asian Warrior and took the win in the process.

Winner: The Kid

Match 8: Extreme Rules Match For The MyPW Extreme Championship
Double K (C) Vs. Razza

Just as Razza was making his entrance, Double K came out and viciously attacked the challenger up to the point that the ‘Anarchy Soldier’ is unable to compete.

Double K takes the mike and declares that he will never give up the title. However, Nadia came back out and wasn’t pleased about Double K’s actions. She insisted on having an Extreme Title match. So, she introduced new talent, Harry Ray as Double K’s new challenger. What a debut match for Harry.

Match 8: Extreme Rules Match For The MyPW Extreme Championship
Double K (C) Vs. Harry Ray

As expected of an extreme rules match, the weapons had a lot of usage. But Harry almost pulled a fast one with quickfire pin attempts, but couldn’t get the three-count. The action spilled to the outside when from the apron, Harry viciously kicked Double K’s face and took him out with a diving elbow shot.

Harry then takes out a folding chair hits Double K’s back with it. Shortly afterward, Double K pulled a cheap shot on Harry to take control of the match as he brought in two more folded chairs, hitting two vicious shots on Harry’s back before hitting a springboard roundhouse kick.

Double K then wedged a chair between the top two turnbuckles. He then tossed Harry to it, but he stopped himself from moving. Harry then caught Double K with a reverse STO to the chair. But the momentum got into Harry’s head when he missed a top-rope leg drop. This allowed Double K to take out his signature ‘penyodok’ and used it as a weapon. After that, Double K propped up two chairs and set up Harry for his Impaler DDT finisher. But Harry landed on his feet and hit a jumping neckbreaker onto the chairs.

Harry comes back with a spinning wheel kick and a dropkick using the chair for extra damage on the champion. Then, Double K kicks Harry between the legs after the penyodok handle missed its mark. Double K propped up another chair and this time pulled off the Impaler DDT, with Harry’s head hitting on the said chair, for the three-count.

Winner & STILL Champion: Double K

Match 9: Tony Abel & Farish The Killer Clown Vs. Paksa (Gatoh Move)

Let’s see. Two arguably comedic characters facing off against an ever-serious Paksa. Keep in mind that Paksa is so confident of taking out these two that he preferred to go at it alone when he answered their open challenge. But he was blindsided by the duo as they take control of the match.

But Paksa came back with his signature stiff kicks on a reeling Abel. Farish though tripped up Paksa from the outside. Farish tagged in as he worked on his opponent. But Paksa countered back with a slap to the face. Paksa kicked the back of Farish’s head before taking out Abel. Unfortunately, Farish rolled out of the way when Paksa attempted a second-rope moonsault and hit a dropkick for a two-count.

Farish and Abel took turns tagging in each other, hitting chop after chop on Paksa’s chest. A double-DDT only garnered a two-count from Farish. Farish continued the assault with an enzugiri and an atomic leg drop, but he couldn’t finish the match. After a brief fast exchange, Paksa was able to pull off a beautiful standing moonsault. However, Abel came in and hit the Go To Sleep (GTS), but the referee didn’t count his pin attempt due to being the illegal man. The amount of time passed between then and Farish covering Paksa was enough for the latter to kick out at two.

Abel tagged in and was about to hit another GTS, but Paksa came back with a series of strikes and a clothesline. After taking out Farish, Paksa hits a brutal belly-to-back facebuster and a vicious Penalty Kick to the chest of a seated Abel to win despite the numerical disadvantage.

Winner: Paksa

Main Event: MyPW WrestleCon Championship
Furious Faizal (C) Vs. A-5th

With the MyPW World to Regional title match moved forward, the MyPW WrestleCon Championship match moved to the main event slot. The match had come to this with the two heavyweights getting at each other’s throats since Visual Arts Expo last year.

As the bell rung, Faizal left the ring, causing a short chase. Back in the ring, A-5th was able to get Faizal off his feel after a few strikes. But Faizal hung up A-5th using the top rope from the outside and got back in with a body slam.

Faizal followed that up with a flurry of elbow drops that only got him a two-count. Faizal continued the offense with a rear naked choke and a knee attack to the back to prevent A-5th from coming back into the match. A-5th then tried to mount a comeback, but he was caught in mid-air following a Double Axe Handle attempt and was at the end of a belly-to-belly suplex from Faizal that only resulted a two-count.

Fazial continued to use his power with a running powerslam that the late ‘British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith would be proud of, but he only got two. However, after more offense, A-5th avoided a big splash from Faizal and proceeded to hit a big spinebuster for a two-count only.

However, he missed his Bicycle Kick finisher as Faizal evaded it and received a DDT for his troubles. Just as Faizal was about to hit a Vader Bomb, A-5th got up and delivered a chokeslam to Faizal from the second rope.

Faizal though was able to come back and hit a brutal clothesline. He tried to get A-5th up for the Jackknife Powerbomb, but A-5th got out and ducked a clothesline to hit the Bicycle Kick to Faizal’s face for the win and becoming the new WrestleCon Champion

Winner & NEW Champion: A-5th

A-5th celebrated with the crowd afterwards and soon after he left, the commentators take the mike and closed the show.

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#MyPW: 5 things you don’t know about Malaysia’s very own ‘WWE’ scene

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Ok. When we ask anyone in Malaysia what associates with pro wrestling, the most likely answer you get is WWE. But beneath the exposure of WWE in the country, Malaysia is currently establishing their pro wrestling scene. Yes. We have our very own pro wrestling organization called Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW), founded by Ayez Shaukat Fonseca (Who himself is a wrestler simply known as ‘Shaukat’). And most Malaysians don’t even know it. Here are five things you didn’t know about the local wrestling scene.

1) MyPW’s top villain can make you want to punch him in the face

With every hero, there must be a villain. Shaukat is MyPW’s version of John Cena. He’s the top hero fans have been supporting. He was the MyPW World to Regional Champion, MyPW’s highest prize, for quite a long time before losing it in Singapore (More on that later). However, lurking in the shadows is someone who has tormented Shaukat. He calls himself… ‘The D’ (No inappropriate jokes, please).

The D has taunted Shaukat, even after the latter lost the title in order to rise to the top of MyPW. From costing him a match to even going as far as humiliate him in front of his own family by beating him up. The D speaks in a smug and sarcastic tone, mocks fans even on his own Facebook page along with being an internet troll. The way he looks down on everyone makes you want to get in the ring yourself and beat him up. The worst part of all this from a storyline perspective? The D is currently the MyPW World to Regional Champion (Again, more on that later). The D’s character is simple, and yet it’s effective on how much the fans hate him

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Photo Credit: Calvin Alexi

2) Like WWE, MyPW has a lot of gimmicky characters

The MyPW roster is relatively large and perhaps also colorful. Let’s break down some of the members. First, there’s Gotham, the man known as ‘The Malaysian Mafia’, up to the point that fans chanted ‘Kabali’ at him in reference to the Rajinikanth movie. Then there’s the ‘Asian Warrior’ Daryl Wong who hails from ‘The Forbidden City’, the ‘Anarchy Soldier’ Razza, a mad scientist called ‘Mad Scholar’, The classy MyPW Extreme Champion ‘The PUNominal One’ Double K who uses puns a lot and Farish The Killer Clown, who is actually more of a clown than a killer in the ring.

Not to mention, MyPW’s women’s division that include Luna, Mad Scholar’s assistant and Phoenix, who as the name states, rises after a downfall.

So imagine if some of these characters actually got into the ring at the same time. It did happen before and it was a beautiful, comedic mess that has successfully kept the fans invested in the action.

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Photo credit: Malaysia Pro Wrestling Facebook page

3) MyPW has a balance of storytelling and action

The storyline between Shaukat and The D is the major storyline MyPW has been running for quite sometime and everything will come to a head in MyPW’s next event, Reckoning. Other storylines MyPW is running include the Wrestlecon Champion (MyPW’s version of the WWE Intercontinental Title) Furious Faisal & his archenemy A-5th. But what does the rest of the roster do if they have no storyline?

Even though there is no storyline, they still deliver in the ring. Regardless if the action in the ring is serious or just plain funny, it got the fans in their seats. Heck, even some title matches doesn’t need a storyline and instead, MyPW go for a fan poll on who the fans want to see getting a title shot or name a No. 1 contender who had a strong record beforehand.

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Photo Credit: Calvin Alexi

4) They have recently launched their new developmental centre

It was only last month that MyPW has reached a new milestone in their short history. On 3 December 2016, MyPW celebrated the launch of their new developmental centre in Kota Damansara, moving from Kuala Lumpur.

Special guests include actor Norman Hakim and even Mr. Universe himself, Sazali Samad, attended the launch as they endorse Malaysia’s only pro wrestling company. With the new location, MyPW hopes to have new students to enrol. But be mindful that they want students who are serious about being in pro wrestling as the MyPW Developmental Centre Facebook page shared a post from the MyPW Head of Creative, Dominic Ng below.

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5) MyPW and other ASEAN wrestling organizations are helping one another

Other ASEAN countries also have their own pro wrestling companies. And they have progressed quite far. Some examples are Singapore Pro Wrestling (SPW), who have got wrestlers from Russia & Japan to come and perform in their shows and Thailand’s Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling who even held shows in Japan.

MyPW though have got wrestlers from SPW & Gatoh Move to perform at their events while they also send some of their performers to SPW’s events. It was at one of SPW’s events where Shaukat lost the MyPW World to Regional title to SPW’s The Eurasian Dragon, who then lost it to The D only about a week later at MyPW: Resistance on August last year.

MyPW also has few of their members to train at Singapore’s developmental centre, the Grapple MAX Dojo for some time. However, all these promotions are still growing and it will be interesting where they will go in the future.

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Photo Credit: Malaysia Pro Wrestling Developmental Centre Facebook Page

MyPW’s next event, Reckoning, will be held on 28 January at D’Lavender, Damansara Heights Convention Centre. Follow their Facebook page for more details.

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Kurt Angle inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

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It’s real. It’s damn real.

1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle officially becomes the first inductee into the WWE 2017 Hall of Fame.

This will mark Angle’s return to the WWE nearly 11 years after he was released.

Fans greeted the news of Angle’s induction with cheers and the infamous ‘You Suck’ chants during his time in the WWE during the latest Monday Night Raw episode.

While Angle spent over half of his pro-wrestling career with Total Non-Stop (TNA) Wrestling and other wrestling promotions, he will be fondly remembered for his run in the WWE that started from 1999 where he was a four-time WWE Champion.

“I was shocked. I’ve been out of WWE for a long time and out of touch with them so I didn’t really expect this. It’s a huge honor. This is the only Hall of Fame that I’m not in and probably [the one] I want to be in the most. This is the one that means the most for me. I had a lot of fun entertaining the fans for seven years with WWE, and I’m glad that my hard work paid off,” Angle told ESPN.

Angle found out about his induction from Triple H, the WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative who said that the WWE ‘never forgot’ about Angle and his contributions to the company.

The 2017 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be on 31 March, two days before Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando, Florida.

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Former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese makes WWE debut as ‘The Machine’

Who knew the WWE could also be a retirement place for footballers, apart from the MSL?

Former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese has stepped into the world of wrestling as he made his debut appearance on Thursday night.

Tim Wiese was ‘spotted’ by none other than The Game himself, Triple H. Wiese made his debut right at home in Germany, and the crowd seemed to love seeing their former goalkeeper in the ring.

Wiese, now known as The Machine, was featured alongside partners Cesaro and Sheamus. Call it beginner’s luck; The Machine won his first ever match after beating the team of The Shining Stars and Bo Dallas.

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It was no easy task, switching from goalkeeping to a WWE star. The 34-year old German went through months of rigorous training programs to prepare himself for the show.

“As a former elite professional athlete, Tim knows what it takes to focus on a goal and go all-out to achieve it.” executive Vice President of talent and live events Triple H said of Wiese.

All the best to Tim Wiese in his new career. Perhaps one of these days we’ll also see Casillas or Buffon switching over to pro wrestling?

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Bekas penggusti saman WWE ekoran kecederaan otak

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Lebih kurang sedozen penggusti yang bersara menyaman World Wrestling Entertainment Inc dan mahu syarikat berkenaan bertanggungjawab terhadap kecederaan neurological yang didakwa mereka terjadi selepas beraksi di gelanggang gusti syarikat berkenaan.

Aduan berkenaan difailkan mewakili ramai penggusti termasuk Joseph ‘Road Warrior Animal’ Laurinaitis, Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, Paul ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Orndorff dan ramai lagi, termasuk beberapa bekas pengadil.

Mereka mendakwa WWE menyembunyikan risiko kecederaan kepada daripada aksi mereka, dan mengklasifikasikan mereka sebagai ‘kontraktor bebas’ berbanding pekerja untuk mengelak tanggungjawab.

“WWE mengutamakan keuntungan syarikat berbanding kesihatan, keselamatan dan jaminan kewangan penggusti mereka, memilih untuk membiarkan plaintif cedera teruk dan tiada jalan untuk merawat kecederaan di otak dan badan mereka,” menurut aduan tersebut.

Jurucakap untuk WWE yang berpengkalan di Stamford, Connecticut tidak memberikan sebarang reaksi berhubung komen berkenaan.

Tuntutan mahkamah itu mahukan bayaran pampasan juga peningkatan dari segi pemantauan perubatan.

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#RIPChyna – WWE female legend passes away aged 45

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WWE Queen, Chyna has passed away after she was found dead, aged 45, at her home in Los Angeles.

The cause of death is still under investigation but as of now, it’s suspected to be from drug overdose.

According to reports, Chyna – whose real name was Joanie Laurer – was struggling with addiction. She had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation.

A statement that was posted on her official website read: “It is with deep sadness we inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.”

Chyna will always be remembered as the person who teamed up with Triple H to become one of the original members of Degeneration X. She has a few accolades to her name, one of it being the first women to participate in the Royal Rumble.

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