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Japanese stars reign at Royal Rumble

first_imgShinsuke Nakamura won the 2018 30-man Royal Rumble match. Photo by WWE.comCaptivating the western world, Japanese stars Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka will now have a chance to strut their stuff at the grandest stage of them all after winning their respective Royal Rumble matches on Monday (Manila time) in Philadelphia.Nakamura emerged victorious in the 30-man Royal Rumble match, eliminating Roman Reigns last to book a ticket to the main event of WrestleMania.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Entering at number 14, the King of Strong Style spent 44 minutes in the ring and survived a tough challenge from the final six competitors in the match, namely Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Finn Balor, John Cena, and finally, Reigns.Nakamura didn’t waste time in naming who he wants to face as he picked AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was an eventful Rumble match that saw NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas (No. 7) and Undisputed Era leader Adam Cole (No. 23) make surprise appearances.Former WWE Cruiserweight Champions Mysterio (27) and The Hurricane (21) also made shock entries in the all-star list. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Styles also survived a handicap match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn after reversing the Pop-up Powerbomb to a rollup following a controversial tag call by the referee.Cesaro and Sheamus became four-time Raw Tag Team Champions after topping Seth Rollins and an injured Jason Jordan, while The Usos swept the 2-out-of-3 falls match against Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable to keep their SmackDown Tag Team Championships.In the kickoff show, Bobby Roode beat Mojo Rawley in his US Open Challenge to retain the United States Championship.The Revival also avenged their loss at Raw 25 after beating The Club, while the masked trio of Kalisto, Gran Metalik, and Lince Dorado defeated TJP, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Drew Gulak.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ronda Rousey made a shock appearance after Asuka won the first ever 30-women Royal Rumble match. Photo from WWE.comThe Empress of Tomorrow also dominated in the 30-women Royal Rumble match after entering 25th and last eliminating Nikki Bella.A lot of surprises also made waves in the match, with legends Lita (5), Torrie Wilson (9), Molly Holly (12), Michelle McCool (14), Vickie Guerrero (16), Kelly Kelly (19), Beth Phoenix (24), Brie Bella (28), and Trish Stratus (30) all making their presence felt.NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon (23) and Mae Young Classic winner Kairi Sane (6) also entered the historic match.But the biggest shock came after the match when Ronda Rousey emerged and hinted at a possible WrestleMania match while Asuka was making a decision between SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss.Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal Championship as he pinned Kane after an F5 in their brutal triple threat match, which also included Braun Strowman.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ronda Rousey signs with WWE Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal native Fr Ambrose O’Gorman survived bombing raids during the second World War and a terrifying plane crash in 1960, but this week the popular cleric celebrated his 102nd birthday.The Kilmacrennan native still enjoys attending mass in St. Patrick’s Churches in Ballyshannon and Belleek. Despite his close brushes with death, the much loved priest celebrated turning 102 with a brilliant birthday bash in Shannagh Nursing Home in Belleek.Fr Ambrose was born in Kilmacrennan. Once he was ordained he spent most of his time as a priest for over 40 years mostly in Essex. He was attached to parishes in Chelmsford, Basildon and lastly, as Parish Priest in Newbury Park. He survived the German bombing raids during the second World War, Fr Ambrose recalled that period saying,  “It was a terrifying time”, he said, once cowering under a chair during one German bombing raid.“We had a shelter in the house and I once hid under a chair with my beads and saying the Rosary.“I worried a lot then, we hardly discussed it among the priests but I do remember saying I was never going to learn German.Fr Ambrose also recalled the terrifying moment he cheated death, when the plane to Dublin he was travelling on crashed and burst into flames. On January 7, 1960, Father Ambrose had a miraculous escape he and 58 passengers and crew were aboard a British European Airways flight from Dublin which crashed in dense fog at London’s Heathrow Airport.“I remember a loud bang and just before the crash nudging the man beside me.“I asked him what was wrong but he was a dreadful colour, so I didn’t ask any more questions.“The plane burst into flames, but we all managed to get safely off.“All I had was the new suit from Clery’s that I was wearing, and my breviary, because I had been praying. “The fog was so bad that it took them more then two hours to find us, even though they had spotlights.“We were all huddled in little groups and had to shout so that they could locate us.The special milestone was celebrated at Shannagh Private Nursing Home in Belleek, where the ‘remarkable’ figure has lived in recent years.Marking his birthday celebrations quietly with staff and residents, his 102 years were marked at a special mass. Among those to join Fr. Ambrose were priesthood friends from Ballyshannon. The Rev. Fr. Cathal O’Fearrai, Ballyshannon was the main celebrant and other clergy took part before the priests joined him for tea.Fr. Ambrose served as a priest for over 40 years mostly in Essex where he was attached to parishes in Chelmsford, Basildon and lastly, as Parish Priest in Newbury Park.Having returned to Ballyshannon on retirement, he moved around eight years ago into Shannagh Private Nursing Home, where he is ‘good form’.Described as a “remarkable” man, who is “very independent,” Fr. Ambrose is also acknowledged for his “very good memory”.A staff member at Shannagh mentioned yesterday that “he never forgets anything” and that he has a powerful memory!He loves getting cards and meeting people, she said, adding that he “loves visiting people and people visiting him.”DONEGAL PRIEST WHO CHEATED DEATH 54 YEARS AGO CELEBRATES 102ND BIRTHDAY was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:102nd birthdayBallyshannonDonegal PriestEssexhome-page featuresnewsPlane CrashWW2last_img read more