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September 20, 2019

WWE, Live Show, 2019

Kofi Kingston Retains WWE World Heavyweight Championship in Manila!

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Kofi Kingston retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in an instant-classic encounter with Daniel Bryan at WWE Live Manila, on Friday, September 20th, 2019, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Bayley successfully defended the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair in a Street Fight, WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Ali, and Roman Reigns put away Sami Zayn in singles action!

WWE’s Historic Return to the Big Dome
On Friday night, the WWE Universe packed the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the WWE’s historic return to the Philippines. The Superstars of SmackDown Live treated fans to an exciting evening that saw several title defenses!

Fresh from their encounter at Clash of Champions, Bayley defended the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair in a Street Fight! The action spilled outside the ring as both women brawled through the arena. Capitalizing from a mistimed spear into a cornered chair, Bayley retained the title. But not to be outdone, the second-generation Flair destroyed the champion by taking her out with a powerbomb on a table before leaving the ring.

In the main event, fans were treated to a Wrestlemania XXXV rematch as Daniel Bryan squared off against WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Kofi Kingston! Both men went back and forth, with Daniel Bryan maintaining control through the use of his patented kicks. But despite the onslaught, Kofi Kingston’s fighting spirit prevailed when he knocked Bryan out with a Trouble in Paradise kick to retain the title!

Quick Results

  • Kevin Owens def. Andrade
  • Chad Gable def. EC3
    • EC3 def. R-Truth for the WWE 24/7 Championship
    • R-Truth def. EC3 for the WWE 24/7 Championship
  • Carmella def. Mandy Rose (w/Sonya Deville)
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (C) def. Ali
  • Roman Reigns def. Sami Zayn
  • Street Fight for WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley (C) def. Charlotte Flair
  • WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Revival (C) def. The New Day
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Kofi Kingston (C) def. Daniel Bryan

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