NZPWI Rankings (September 2014)
Fury headlined September Selection against Travis Banks with the IPW Championship on the line. For the third straight month, the Investment’s hand-picked champion found a way to survive Banks’ onslaught and get the better of the former titleholder, and will carry the IPW Championship into October’s Battle Scars event where he is scheduled to defend against Alfred Valentine.
Travis Banks took the fight to Fury at September Selection and attained a measure of revenge on the man who took the IPW Championship from him when he pinned Fury in a two-out-of-three-falls main event. Fury was able to take the other two falls though, meaning Banks was still unable to reclaim the IPW Championship.
Charlie Roberts climbs the NZPWI Rankings in September after winning a tournament for the vacant Hughes Academy Championship, defeating Kauri Walker in the final. Roberts is also the number one contender to the SCW Championship, potentially putting him in a position to hold two national titles at the same time.
“Rufguts” Roddy Gunn
Rufguts headlined two events in September, defending the NZWPW Championship both times. He was able to escape Bringing Down the Beat Down with the title after being disqualified, but Rufguts lost the NZWPW Championship to Dream Catcher at Road to Rescue and was also thrown out of The Nobodies.
While still riding the momentum of their massive win at Rival Turf, The Investment struggled in September. Curt Chaos and Vinny Dunn unsuccessfully challenged TnT and The Pride for the IPW tag team titles. while the group also fragmented and kicked out Pat Schisk.
The Investment and The Pride didn’t want nothin’ with TnT after both teams came up short in a triple threat match for the IPW Tag Team Championship against the longtime titleholders at September Selection.
Paul Sayers came exceptionally close to winning the NZWPW Championship twice over the course of September. While he couldn’t get the job done at either Bringing Down the Beat Down or Road to Rescue, the title has never been closer to Sayers’ grasp – especially with “Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate now the man to beat.
Blenheim battler Kauri Walker chalked up three matches as part of a round-robin tournament to crown the first Hughes Academy Champion. With a points system in place, Walker found himself tied with Charlie Roberts, leading to a fourth match in the space of one night which Roberts could only win with his feet on the ropes.
“Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate
Dream Catcher stepped out of Rufguts’ shadow at Road to Rescue when he gave up his guaranteed Power Play main event to be added to the NZWPW title bout between Paul Sayers and Rufguts. Woodgate eventually turned on his Nobodies stablemate and pinned Rufguts to win the NZWPW Championship.
Misty won the vacant Hughes Academy Women’s Championship—the first title she has held in her seven-year career—in a triple threat with Frankie Quinn and Krystal Kayne at the Live Pro Wrestling event.