WWE Live in the Philippines!
Or at least, they were live as of 7 AM Eastern Time. But it doesn’t matter what timezone, what country or what continent, the WWE 24/7 Championship is on the line, and this time, it was in the #TopOnePercent!
- Regularly Scheduled Match: EC3 VS Chad Gable; Gable wins.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: R-Truth VS EC3; EC3 wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- WWE 24/7 Championship: EC3 VS R-Truth w/ Chad Gable; Truth wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
Manila! What’s up?!
The WWE 24/7 Champion gets Manila to make some noise, and they echo, “What’s up!?” Truth asks the side right of the ramp, “What’s up?!” “What’s up!?” Okay, good response. Now, ramp left side, they’re ready. “What’s up?!” “What’s up!!” Wow, a real good response. And finally, opposite the ramp. “What’s up?!” “WHAT’S UP!!” Woop, there’t it. “Woop, there’t is!” Oh they know that, too? Well okay then. Truth gives the introduction for the following contest… Which is scheduled for… “ONE FALL!” Thanks! First out- Guys, hush, Truth is talking. Lil’ Jimmy’s back!? Manila loves “Lil’ Jimmy!” But Jimmy aside, Truth introduces E! C! 3! The Top One Percent heads to the ring, followed by Gable, and this match begins.
EC3 VS Chad Gable!
Despite Chad Gable coming up short against Baron Corbin in the King of the Ring tournament, pardon the pun, that did not stop him from giving the Top One Percent more than he could handle.
Fans cheer for “GABLE~! GABLE~!” but EC3 slides out of the ring to cool that off. Fans boo and jeer as EC3 paces. EC3 gets back in, only to go right back out. Truth tells EC3 that he’s gotta fight. “Quit being scared, go fight.” EC3 gets back in the ring, and ties up with Gable. Gable waistlocks, then spins to an arm wrench. EC3 reverses but Gable reverses it back. Gable hammerlocks as fans cheer his name but EC3 elbows back hard. Fans boo as EC3 drags Gable up with a wrench. Fans start dueling as EC3 has the wristlock. Gable rolls, bridges, handsprings then spins through to headlock, spin some more, and drop toehold EC3 to the mat!
Gable gets EC3 with an armlock but EC3 endures. R-Truth cheers Gable on, but EC3 tells him to shut up as he gets up and puts Gable in a corner. EC3 stomps then bumps Gable on buckles hard. Then again! Truth cheers Gable on as EC3 whips corner to corner. Gable goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, but Gable keeps moving, to arm-drag EC3! And again! Fans fire up as Gable runs in on EC3, but gets caught! Hotshot on the ropes, BIG lariat from EC3! Fans duel as EC3 covers, TWO! EC3 drags Gable up for more buckle bumps and stomps. EC3 marches about and fans boo, but he comes back to drag Gable up. EC3 suplexes Gable hard, then floats to a cover, TWO! EC3 has Gable in a half nelson chinbar, but fans rally up.
Gable powers up to fight out, but EC3 throws him down hard. EC3 keeps on the hold as fans cheer and duel. Gable fights up again, fights back but EC3 snap suplexes Gable down. EC3 gets up, brings Gable to the ropes to choke him, but lets up at 3. Gable gets to a corner but EC3 whips Gable out then back in. EC3 hits a big corner clothesline, then a rolling neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Fans cheer as Gable survives, but return to dueling. EC3 drags Gable up, suplexes, but Gable resists to cradle counter! Cover, TWO, and EC3 whips Gable out. Gable skins the cat to headscissor EC3 out! Gable rests in the ring as a ring count begins. EC3 stands at 3 and is in at 4, but Gable fires off uppercuts and knees! Gable dodges a lariat to mule kick then whip EC3 into a corner. Gable runs corner to corner, rolling kick! Gable climbs up and fans fire up, MOONSAULT, but he lands on his feet as EC3 evades! EC3 waistlocks, but Gable rolls to get the Ankle Lock! EC3 taps, Gable wins!
Winner: Chad Gable, by submission
R-Truth jumps into the ring to properly announce the victory and celebrate with Gable! But not ready to be a loser today, EC3 rolls Truth! EC3 wins!!
Winner: EC3, by pinfall; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
Truth won’t let EC3 get away that easily! Truth chases EC3 down on the ramp while Gable continues his celebration for his match. Truth chases EC3 back in the ring, and Gable hits EC3 with a German Suplex! Gable lets Truth cover EC3, Truth wins!
Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall; NEW WWE 24/7 Champion
Now both Truth and Gable can celebrate beating EC3 in one night! Manila knows what’s up as they cheer! Where in the world will we see this title be defended next?
A pretty great bit of history for WWE’s return to Manila, the previous time being back in 2016 I believe. Ironically, the 24/7 Championship could almost be considered a world championship in the old sense that it has been defended “around the world.” But Truth is now a SEVENTEEN time champion, that’s pretty crazy. Kayfabe, it seems rather odd Gable didn’t go to pin, but that might’ve soured things since he is a Face. Plus it keeps status quo as Truth gets to leave Manila and return to Raw this Monday as champion. That is, assuming nothing more is planned this weekend.