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WWE Superstar vows to destroy Pacquiáo!

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A few days ago, I mentioned an ABS-CBN report about John Cena acknowledging our very own Manny “Pacman” Pacquiáo’s toughness (“Manny Pacquiáo will knock me out in the 1st round.”). Now, even more WWE Superstars are talking about the Philippines’ hottest commodity!

“I think Manny is one of the toughest men in the planet. Pound-for-pound, maybe the toughest.”
Randy Orton (current WWE World Heavyweight Champion)—

“Manny Pacquiáo, I’m a big fan of his. He fought Ricky Hatton and he destroyed him.”
Wade Barrett

“I am friends with the most famous Filipino ever!”
Christian

“I would love to meet him. I’ve seen him knock a couple of people out. Pacquiáo’s really good”.
R-Truth

But right after praising Pacquiáo, Barrett has this to say: “If Manny Pacquiáo thinks he’s tough enough to step in the ring with Wade Barrett, make the challenge,” adding that he will “destroy” Pacman.

This “threat” may not be an empty one. Remember that two years ago, Pacquiáo embarrassed Englishman Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas. Hatton happens to be a cababayan of Barrett. “Ricky Hatton is from Manchester, where I’m from, so I was disappointed,” lamented the former WWE Intercontinental Champion and first ever WWE NXT winner. His disappointment, of course, was directed towards Hatton’s second-round KO loss to the Filipino boxing superstar.

Barrett could be out for vengeance to redeem national pride, albeit kayfabe (actually, Barrett’s from Preston).

This match, whether it be wrestling or boxing, will be a certified hit compared to the dud that was the match between The Big Show and Floyd Maycoward, Jr. in WrestleMania XXIV. For one: it is not widely known that Barrett was once a bare-knuckled boxer in Liverpool. And with his height and massive built, he could give Pacquiáo a run for his money. But to his discredit, Barrett has chosen sports entertainment and has been doing it for quite sometime. If ever he gets the opportunity to fight Pacman in a boxing match (WWE has had a couple of boxing matches in its history), he will need a lot of catching up to do. Pacquiáo’s lightning-speed and granite-hard punches are yet to be matched and conquered.

If it’s going to be a wrestling match, Pacquiáo could be on a disadvantage. Nevertheless, ever since his rise to superstardom, Pacquiáo has not been known to be a quitter. Though smaller compared to Barrett, he will prove to be a tough and stubborn opponent to beat.

The chances of Pacquiáo joining WWE, however, are quite slim given the fact that aside from boxing, the southpaw from Mindanáo is also a legislator. So when not busy with his boxing commitments, he has his hands full in representing the province of Sarangani to the House of Representatives.

Wade Barrett about to perform his signature finishing move, "Wasteland" (forward fireman's carry slam), on Daniel Bryan. Will he be able to do the same to Pacman? Only time will tell.

But Pacquiáo has proven everything there is to prove in the rough world of boxing. The fact is, there is no more need for him and his group to hound Maycoward. just to prove a point. Floyd’s a yellow has-been; there’s really no need to beat someone who can be easily beat.

It’s time, therefore, for Pacman to move to a more glitzy realm, and that is sports entertainment, i.e., professional wrestling. And when one speaks of professional wrestling, naturally only the WWE first comes to mind. The company has a huge fanbase not only in the US but all over the world. Pacquiáo showing up in that company even for just a few minutes will further catapult him —and our country— into the limelight, at least in the hodge-podge but swanky world of pop culture.

If ever, Pacman will be the first full-blooded Filipino to enter a WWE ring. And it’s not even Batista; he’s half-Greek. And whatever Filipino in him that is left, it was already far removed ever since his Filipino grandfather left the Philippines for good.

Anyway, Barrett has spoken. We await Pacman’s response. Poor Wade, though. He should never challenge a Filipino warrior to a bloodmatch. Ever.

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Cena vs. Pacquiáo: let’s get it on!

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Below is an interesting report from ABS-CBN News’ Gretchen Fullido regarding WWE Superstar John Cena’s comments about a possible Cena-Pacquiáo match.

‘Pacquiao will knock me out’ – WWE star
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Posted at 08/15/2011 1:00 PM | Updated as of 08/16/2011 10:54 AM
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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Nine-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion John Cena is known for his toughness inside the ring, but he admits that he won’t last against Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiáo.

“I think it would be very quick, and the decision would be obvious,” Cena said. “Manny Pacquiáo will knock me out in the 1st round.”

Cena also said that if Pacquiáo ever enters the wrestling ring, then the WWE champion will have to work on his quickness.

“If Manny will enter the WWE, I would have to work a lot on my quickness. He is lightning quick,” Cena said. “So just give me a little bit of warning if he decides to (enter the WWE).”

Cena admitted that he was a big fan of the pound-for pound king.

“I have a lot of respect (for Pacquiáo). He’s done so much, not only for the Philippines. His popularity has transcended,” Cena said.

Cena was attending the WWE’s “Be A Star” red carpet event for their Summer Slam pay-per-view.

He will be fighting CM Punk in a match that will decide who will be the Undisputed WWE champion.

— Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News

Super Cena. Also known as Mr. "Fruity Pebbles".

That’s one thing I like about John “Super” Cena: he’s damn honest.

Yeah, I call him Super. Because WWE Creative always favors him in major matches despite the endless boos he gets through the years, thus disrespecting wrestling fans in the process. They still think that he’s the best. But I hate this idea that he’s the best… because he’s not. CM Punk’s the best… he’s the best in the world!

But that’s another story.

Let it happen: Cena vs. Pacquiáo! ASAP!

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. stepped in the ring against the Big Show in WrestleMania XXIV. Why not Pacquiáo, too?

Pacman beats Mosley to retain his WBO title

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I didn’t even watch this match. I knew all along that Pacquiáo is going to win. Also, I was expecting it to be a boring match from the get-go because he was up against a boxer nearing retirement.

And I was not mistaken. Nina Calleja of the Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote:

Having used to watching Manny Pacquiáo’s opponents stumble after a few rounds, most in the crowd at a cinema in the SM Megamall were dissatisfied with the game.

In the second round when the African-American Shane Mosley fell after a strong blow from Pacquiáo, the audience grew wild, and many threw their fists up in the air in truimph.

But during the succeeding rounds, the crowd was unusually silent, many with their hands propping up their chins as though watching a regular film.

Whether it’s a boring match or not, congratulations are in order.

¡FELICITACIONES, MANNY!

Oh, yes, Manny the Mexicutioner knows some Spanish because of all those Mexican ring warriors he destroyed! ¿Escuchas eso, Juan Manuel Márquez?

Read the full report here.

Manny Pacquiáo wins over Joshua Clottey!

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Congratulations, Manny!

Congratulations to our People’s Champion, Manny Pacquiáo! Once again, Manny walked out of the ring victorious, having defeated the Ghanaian warrior Joshua Clottey in 12 rounds in front of a sell-out crowd (51,000 strong!) inside the gigantic Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Manny has long before cemented himself as the greatest boxer in the world in our generation. This win is merely another feather in his already illustrious cap. Floyd Mayweather must be cringing in envious loneliness over his faded star. He may rant and accuse and make excuses all he want, but he can never ever hold a candle to our People’s Champion, the undisputed best pound-for-pound boxer in the globe!

¡Ang galíng talagá ng Filipino!

The Pacquiáo-Mayweather boxing tiff might end up becoming a hilarious tag team match!

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Pacman vs Mayweather

Manny Pacquiáo and Floyd Mayweather have finally agreed to slug it out next year, tentatively on 13 March 2010 (March 14, Philippine time).

But what’s this I hear? Pacquiáo’s trainer Freddie Roach is already making physical threats to Mayweather’s coach (and uncle) Roger Mayweather!

Roach ready to go to a street brawl with Floyd’s trash talking trainer

SUPERSTAR trainer Freddie Roach has made it known that he’s ready to engage Roger Mayweather, trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr, in a fight should Roger start trash-talking against Manny Pacquiáo and get out of the line.

Roach, in an interview with The Telegraph, was reacting to Roger Mayweather’s statement that his nephew will deliver a boxing lesson on Pacquiao.

“Floyd Sr is no harm. He has his poems and he talks a bit of trash, but he’s not mean. Roger and I don’t get along. He’s a piece of ****. He talks trash about my trainer Eddie Futch. He puts people down who can’t actually defend themselves because they have passed away.”

The Freddie Roach-Roger Mayweather drama is expected to be one of the major factors when the hype machine for the March 13 bout involving their two superstar fighters go into full blast.

“He says ‘Eddie Futch wasn’t ****’, stuff like that. He says he would have knocked me out. If he gets out of line, I will fight him. In the street. He’s disrespectful and I’m getting to the point where I can’t take it no more. If he talks like that one more time and I’m in front of him, he’s going to have a fight on his hands. It will be exciting because I’m not going to take this **** from him. He doesn’t have that good a chin – we know that. He can punch though. We’ll see,” Roach added. Inquirer Sports

If this boxing drama ever reaches wrestling tycoon Vince McMahon’s ears, he’s surely going to use it to his advantage. Well, his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) needs it really bad! WWE’s wrestling programs’ ratings are sliding down horribly ever since the demise of the controversial Attitude Era (and the retirement of his two wrestling superstars from that era, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock). And that’s why these past few months, McMahon has been inviting celebrity guest hosts for Raw, WWE’s flagship program, to stop the bleeding ratings.

Recently, both Mayweather, Jr. and Ricky Hatton (another Pacquiáo victim) became guest hosts for WWE Raw (on separate episodes). Why not invite our Filipino hero, too, for a change? Wasn’t he a darling when he guested in Jimmy Kimmel Live! early this year?

Between Pacquiáo and Mayweather, the latter has extensive “wrestling” experience. In WWE No Way Out (17 February 2008), “Pretty Boy” saved Rey Mysterio from a beating done by a returning Big Show. The ensuing save left Big Show with a broken nose courtesy of Mayweather’s lightning-speed punches. That incident culminated in a No Disqualification match between Pretty Boy Floyd and The World’s Largest Athlete in Wrestlemania XXIV (30 March 2008). The match was awful and hilarious. The crowd hated Pretty Boy for his underhanded tactics (and bravado) in defeating the more than seven-feet brawler (but what non-wrestler wouldn’t do that against The Big Show anyway)? He became an instant heel (villain in wrestling parlance) while the wrestling fans supported Big Show (who was supposed to be the bad guy). Mayweather won after a knockout (with the help of brass knuckles), but he was carried out of the ring by his entourage amidst deafening boos and catcalls.

A few months ago (24 August 2009), Mayweather and The Big Show met again, this time on a WWE Raw episode which Mayweather hosted. And this time, the fans were on his side since The Big Show, together with the coholder of his Unified WWE Tag Team Championship title, Chris Jericho, were on a villainous rampage. However, The Big Show wasn’t able to exact his revenge on Mayweather. Pretty Boy once again cheated on a match which pitted the tag team champions against Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry (by tossing brass knuckles to MVP for the latter’s use). Ironically, the crowd loved him for that. He even had a segment with WWE’s top honcho himself, Vince McMahon, during that episode.

And just last month, 9 November 2009, British boxing sensation Ricky Hatton (who lasted only two vicious rounds against Pacman in The Battle of the East and West boxing pay-per-view last 2 May 2009), served as the next boxing celebrity host for WWE Raw. The episode was held in his country, the United Kingdom. Hatton even had a very entertaining “Boxer vs Wrestler” match against Chavo Guerrero which he won by using a devastating right hook — something which he failed to utilize against our very own Pacman.

So let Roach and Uncle Mayweather settle the score, not outside the streets (that’s too uncivilized and uneducated), but in a wrestling match. Or even a tag team wrestling match (Roach and Pacman vs the Mayweathers). The wrestling ring has already been tainted with boxers and various celebrities in the past. The Pacman vs Pretty Boy is expected to become the greatest boxing match of all time. Thus, the marketers must as well use WWE for promotions. Both parties, for sure, would benefit from it.

Now that’s going to be one incredible hype machine.

Am I serious about this suggestion? Being a wrestling and boxing fan, I’d like to think that I am. By the way, I’m suffering from a very high fever (with cough and flu and a severe headache) since yesterday.

World Wrestling Entertainment could become an avenue for promoting Pacman's match vs the loudmouth Mayweather.

Pacquiáo has made history!

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Pacman has defeated the proud Puerto Rican in 12 rounds!

Manny Pacquiáo destroyed Miguel Cotto, dominating him for most of the match, and bagging the World Boxing Organization welterweight title in the process.

He is the first boxer in history to have ever captured world championship titles in seven different weight categories! Without a shadow of a doubt, he is the undisputed pound-for-pound king, arguably the BEST BOXER OF ALL TIME!

¡Maligayang bati sa ating PAMBANSÁNG CAMAÓ! ¡Y gracias al Señor Dios por la victoria de nuestra patria!

MANNY PACQUIÁO

¡El orgullo de Filipinas!

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.: YOU’RE NEXT!!!

Manny Pacquiáo vs Miguel Cotto

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MANNY PACQUIÁO vs MIGUEL COTTO

The battle lines have been drawn!

In just a few moments, the world will finally see whether pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiáo (49-3-2 with 37 KOs) will become the first boxer in the world to win seven world championships in different weight categories.

No other boxer has ever achieved such a feat, so far.

Puerto Rican left hooker Miguel Cotto (37-1, 27 KOs), on the other hand, will try to become the first boxer to finally stop the relentless Filipino behemoth known as Pacman.

If Pacman wins, history again will be made. If Cotto gets lucky, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will have a big smile on his face, saying “See? I told you! I’m the only pound-for-pound king in the world!”

Pacman should never let that happen.

Let us all pray for victory for our pambansáng camaó, orgullo de Filipinas.

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