NZPWI Rankings (August 2014)
IPW Champion Fury extended his reign with a big win over Travis Banks at Rival Turf, before going on to pull double-duty and represent The Investment in the night’s main event, a successful Capture the Flag Match against The Origin.
Travis Banks invoked his rematch clause for the IPW Championship at Rival Turf and challenged Fury in a show-stealing bout. Banks came up short against the Investment representative, but the former champion’s efforts will keep him in the IPW Championship picture.
IPW Director Daniel Burnell’s super group scored their biggest win yet at Rival Turf. The Investment trumped The Origin in the annual Capture the Flag Match after Pirate Burns jumped ship and betrayed Alfred Valentine to give Chaos, Cross, Dunn, Fury, Henry, and Schisk the victory.
“Rufguts” Roddy Gunn
Rufguts retained the NZWPW Championship against Ben Mana with the help of The Nobodies at Over the Top. In addition to his title defence, Rufguts took part in a wild brawl with Paul Sayers later in the month at NZWPW Beat Down, setting the tone for September, when he will face Sayers for the NZWPW Championship.
Although wins were scarce for Charlie Roberts in August, the Rodeo Drive kingpin remained busy with appearances around Auckland for the Hughes Academy and Maniacs United, where he advanced to the final of Maniacs Strikes Back’s Jackson Shield tournament.
Britenay settled any doubt as to who was the rightful IPW Women’s Champion at Rival Turf with a Falls Count Anywhere victory over Evie to unify both versions of the title.
The Origin came up short in the main event at IPW Rival Turf after Pirate Burns turned his back on the bricks and mortar and handed The Investment the all-important win in a highly-anticipated Capture the Flag Match.
Evie battled Britenay for the IPW Women’s Championship at Rival Turf, and ultimately lost a hard-hitting, Falls Count Anywhere contest to bring an end to her nine-month reign with the title.
“Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate
Dream Catcher was thrust into the spotlight in August after an unlikely win at NZWPW Over the Top. Ben Mana and JC Star were eliminated from the annual Over the Top Battle Royal at the same time to accidentally hand Woodgate the victory and a main event match at Power Play for the NZWPW Championship.
Ben Mana came painfully close to winning his third Over the Top Battle Royal at the eponymous NZWPW event (and headlining Power Play one more time) before being thrown from the ring by The Nobodies, who had also conspired to cheat him out of the NZWPW Championship earlier in the evening.