Daylight saving alters WWE broadcast times

It’s time to put your clocks forward, check your smoke alarms, and update your schedules. Daylight saving time is in effect, which means most WWE programming will air an hour later than before. New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) is 17 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET) in North America. As...

Dean Ambrose

Raw: Ambrose returns in time for SummerSlam

Seth Rollins will finally have some backup when he faces Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam. A returning Dean Ambrose will be in The Architect’s corner after laying out Ziggler and Drew McIntyre on Raw. Rollins and Ziggler met to sign the contract for their Intercontinental Championship match in the final moments...

Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to New Zealand WWE NXT Superstar Dakota Kai late last week. Kai made her WWE debut as part of the Mae Young Classic last year. She is now a weekly fixture on WWE NXT, where she has battled NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler for...

Rusev

Rusev Interview

At Royal Rumble 2014, the WWE Universe was first introduced to Rusev. Four-and-a-half years of Rusev Days later, the Bulgarian Brute receives his first WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules. “I’m really, really looking forward to this match,” Rusev said. not just because it’s my first time competing for the...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE WrestleMania 34

WrestleMania 34 has arrived! The Showcase of the Immortals takes place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome live today, April 9, from 9am NZDT on Sky Arena and WWE Network. Men’s Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakaura challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Women’s Royal Rumble winner Asuka attempts to further her...

Blog: The day wrestling died

Wrestling has taken me through every emotion under the sun in the 35-plus years I’ve been watching it – the tears of Owen Hart’s death, the joy of Daniel Bryan hugging Connor Michalek after winning the title at WrestleMania XXX, the excitement of the Warrior’s music hitting during the main...

G5: NJPW, Mixed Match Challenge, Braun Strowman, more

How is NJPW looking as it continues its international expansion into the United States? Which team will take out the WWE Mixed Match Challenge? And, who should Braun Strowman select to challenge Cesaro and Sheamus for the Raw Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 34? All that and more in this...

ZSJ submits Tanahashi to win New Japan Cup

Zack Sabre Jr has become the first foreigner in 12 years to win the New Japan Cup. The Englishman submitted Hiroshi Tanahashi in a technical encounter in the tournament final this past Wednesday, March 21, in Niigata, Japan. Sabre exploited weaknesses in Tanahashi’s knee and bicep throughout the match. “The...

Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn powerbomb Daniel Bryan

SmackDown: Bryan fires Owens, Zayn, faces brutal consequences

Daniel Bryan will remember today’s SmackDown Live for all the wrong reasons. The SmackDown General Manager began the night in an emotional state when he announced he was finally cleared to return to in-ring competition. Bryan ended the night being tended to by medical staff after an assault at the...

Sabre meets Tanahashi in New Japan Cup final

The 2018 New Japan Cup will be decided tonight when Hiroshi Tanahashi and Zack Sabre Jr meet in the tournament final. Dating back to 2005, the New Japan Cup is an annual, single-elimination tournament held in the first quarter of the year. The winner is able to challenge for his…