Through sickness, and in health (Tales from the crowd) [Tarek’s Take]

By Tarek El Tayech

Kamusta mga #kapaFEds?

My apologies first off, for not being up here more. Personal matters, as well as MWF 2 prep made me unable to do so. But it is good to be back, and my god, what an event MWF 2: Maki-Wrestling, ‘Wag Matakot turned out to be.

I was going through an illness on the day of the show itself, and I thank the marvelous production crew, as well as Commish Mike, Creative Director Will, Mr. Lucha, Robin Sane and the rest of the roster (special shout-out to our guests Mr. Sy and Sandata for making their presence felt) for giving the fans the best show possible.

After being unable to continue performing in the show, I decided to watch the rest of it from the audience area, my personal favorite viewing space for any live wrestling event. Nothing really beats being out there, among the energy of the crowd. This crowd was wild all night! From the surprising victory of Morgan Vaughn and Ninja Ryujin over Aldrin Richards and Hanzello Shilva, the shocking way Kyle Sison won against Ashura in their brutal pillow fight, ‘Danger’ Rex Lawin throwing a superkick party with special guests Sandata (with a valiant effort) and Mr. Sy, Brother Jomar and his… friend, Sister Jorelle outlasting the tandem of Fabio Makisig and Gigz Stryker, and then that main event…

There are no words to describe the roller coaster of emotions I went thru watching that main event. What a ride! Robin Sane relentlessly going after Mr. Lucha’s neck along with the sustained attack of Mr. Lucha on Sane’s back had me on the edge of my seat. With each move, you could feel the desperation from each competitor growing. One mistake was what it took for The Daredevil Himself to eek out a victory.

A moment etched in MWF History. Photo by Noel Tanjeco.

Those two competitors shared two hugs in that ring, both with different but similar contexts. These two brothers may go to hell and back just to prove who is the best, but their friendship was something that was never going to be broken, because of it. I loved every minute of it. This was my personal Match Of The Year in the local wrestling scene, and there have been so many great matches put on by all promotions… and we are only in June! 2018 is proving to be a great year for the local scene and hopefully all three companies continue to improve and give the audiences what they crave – great wrestling entertainment.

Don’t think I forgot about the Diliman Street Fight! Gahd that Coach Gus… he is something else, isn’t he? I know I’m not supposed to get involved with matches and stuff but when I saw that Coach Gus had requested for a marching band I got some of my friends from UP to help (to rub it in Gus’ face when he lost), as well as helping out mah boi RG with the baton… I mean… c’mon… after he had Rex Lawin beat me up during MWF 1: Kasaysayan, could you really blame me for wanting a little payback?

By the way!!! Coach Gus, after the events of MWF 2 asked for his release from the company!!! Can you believe it?! I have no words!!! Unfortunately for him, New Management failed to grant his request as it seems there are still a few… irregularities that need sorting from during his tenure as MWF Chief Financial Officer soooo yea…

Anyway, my beloved #kapaFEDs, thank you for taking time to read this shoddy excuse of an article. I promise to do better words next time. Are you all excited for MWF 3: Republika?! UP Bahay Ng Alumni will be rocking once again July 8 as the MWF Championship Tournament FIRST ROUND matches take place! Sino ang mga pick nyo?! Along with our main event grudge match between Ho Ho Lun and Robin Sane, MWF 3 is promising to be even more amazing than MWF 2!

Reserve those tickets now at! Physical tickets will be going on sale real soon! See you at the Bahay, mga #kapaFEDs! ❤️

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