By Tarek El Tayech
Kamusta mga kapaFED?! Excited na ba kayo?! Little more than a week, and MWF 1: KASAYSAYAN na!!!
What’s good in da hood this Good Friday? A blessed Holy Week to those who celebrate it. As for me, my religion is wrestling, and sinasamba ko ung card (which is always subject to change; see Morgan, Aldrin, Ninja, Hanzello gosh anlala nun) na ito cause it looks amayzin. It’s gonna slay, as the kids say. #Slaymazin #TitoTarekStrikesAgain
So, kung san man kayo on this holiday, sit back, relax and join me as we take a long at each match on the Kasaysayan card, starting wiiiittthhh:
Aldrin Richards and Hanzello Shilva vs Ashura and Khayle/Kyle/Khyle/Khaeyle Sison
Grabe talaga tong Sison na to. Everytime naguusap kami, laging nagiiba ung spelling ng pangalan nya. Grabe sya. Umayos sya ples. Anyway, that little nomenclature issue aside, this match has a lot of differing personalities involved. Originally, Aldrin was to team up with Morgan, but that proved to be too combustible a pairing so Commish Shannon had to change things up by bringing in ‘The Howling Hunter’ to partner with ‘The Bae City Bruiser’. While this seems a team more likely to coexist, it doesn’t necessarily mean things will be smooth sailing for these two friends. Will there be growing pains for ‘The Bae Wolves’? Will they be able to gel right away? Looking back at their epic battle at Balikbayan, these two certainly gave it their all that night, thus cementing a friendship that sees these two constantly trying to push the other to be better. Hopefully lends itself to tangible tag-team chemistry on the 8th. On the other hand, things have not been as rosy with Mr. Lucha’s students. Still failing to heed the instructions of their mentor, Sison in particular, seems to be having difficulty with the whole ‘work together as a team’ aspect. Sison eliminated his teammate Ashura at Open House: Level UP, and was subsequently dismissed by Lucha and both were sent to the back… after a sermon or two. Can these two come back stronger at Kasaysayan? Will Lucha’s lessons finally stick? Will the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one? Prediction: I am expecting Sison and Ashura to be more united than ever. Aldrin and Hanzello, will put up a hell of a fight. If Kyleshura can somehow negate the athletic advantages of their opponents, they have a chance and given that they have been working together longer, I will be expecting better teamwork this time around. If ‘The Bae Wolves’ click, then the sky is the limit for this team. Can they set aside their egos and work together as a unit? I hope so, but given the ‘do whatever it takes to win’ mentality of the other two, I will give the edge to Ashura and Khayle/Kyle/Khyle/Khaeyle Sison.
Brother Jomar vs Fabio Makisig ‘O Brother, where art thou?’
For those who thought Brother Jomar would flounder after being seemingly abandoned by Moises, think again. Jomar has embraced his new role as the sole progenitor of the House Of Liwanag, and is looking to make Fabio Makisig his first disciple… #MaliwanaganNawaSiFabio. After miraculously having his sight restored at Noche Buena, Jomar is looking to translate that new found vision into strengthening the foundations of the House that Moises built. Jomar is looking to make a statement by blinding the ‘backyard bully’ of MWF with his light. On the other hand, Fabio has never been one to accept his shortcomings. I, personally, have never been a fan of his antics. While his constantly flapping mouth tends to get him into more trouble than it should, he manages to back it up by being one of the more viciously conniving performers MWF has to offer. He is undefeated, after all, and I expect that to remain unchanged… unfortunately. Prediction: Fabio Makisig wins. (Sorry, my bias is showing and while I’m not a fan of his actions, I am aware of his immense talent.) I’m sure Fabio will find some way to weasel his way to another victory as he always does and remain undefeated (put an asterisk next to that 6-0 record ples, he so sketch) I’m hoping Brother Jomar surprises everyone by showing off untapped energies previously hidden to us, to start his reign right. But yea… Fabio’s probably just gonna find someway to sneak out a shady win, cause he lacks integrity. Moving on…
Kasaysayan is shaping up to be a jam-packed anniversary show, with preshow guests, and possible surprise celebrity guests, this looks to be a show that people will remember for a while… and we are doing our best to give you all the best show possible. So if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, or if you’re still on the fence… stahp. Don’t think. Don’t miss this show. I personally promise you… you will regret it if you do. Nuod na, kapaFED, be like YOLO, wag kang FOMO. (Yehey! Youthspeak!)
Lastly, I’d like to give a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Shoutout to our Graphics Designer Manuel Mesina III! One of the most talented people I know, we are all thrilled to have him be part of the MWFamily. ENJOY YOUR DAY!