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Paul Heyman: Wrestling’s greatest manager?

Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman hit stores in New Zealand today, but how does Brock Lesnar’s advocate stack up against some of wrestling’s other legendary managers? Hear from Heyman himself as he compares his skills to those of Jimmy Hart, Slick, Mr Fuji, and Bobby Heenan.


Raw: Lesnar crashes the party

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman interrupted Hulk Hogan’s 61st birthday celebrations on this week’s Raw – the last before Lesnar faces Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. The WWE roster all stood on the Raw stage while “Mean” Gene Okerlund, serving as the MC in the ring...


WWE Network available in New Zealand

After months of waiting, WWE Network is now available in New Zealand as well as 170 other countries and territories throughout the world. The Network went live for audiences outside the United States at 1am this morning, giving Kiwis access to an in-depth video library including every WWE, WCW, and...


Raideen comes up short in EVOLVE Style Battle

The Style Battle is over for James Raideen, who was unable to win the four-man round-robin tournament held over the course of this weekend’s three EVOLVE iPPV events. Raideen was fired up after losing his first match in the Style Battle, and took the fight to Drew Gulak before the...


NJPW: Okada wins 24th annual G1 Climax

Kazuchika Okada won the 24th annual G1 Climax on Sunday night, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a back-and-forth battle. A rainstorm raging outside the Seibu Dome seemed to foreshadow a win for Okada, and proved accurate when Okada eventually hammered Nakamura with three Rainmaker lariats in quick succession to take the...


Hulk Hogan debuts in WWF

Today marks Hulk Hogan’s 61st birthday, a milestone he will celebrate on tomorrow’s Raw broadcast. In honour of the Hulkster, today’s Clip of the Day comes from all the way back in 1979, long before Hogan had become a worldwide icon. See Hogan wrestle his very first match in the...


Barnett beaten at Wrestle Rampage Fallout

New Zealand’s “Human Bullet” Link Barnett came off second-best at Wrestle Rampage Fallout in Adelaide this past Sunday. Barnett reportedly tapped out to a rear naked choke from “Smashing Machine” Chris Vice. Chris Vice has proven his "Smashing Machine" tag yet again by destroying Link Barnett with a rear naked...


SmackDown: Rollins exacts his revenge

Dean Ambrose announced the stipulation for his SummerSlam match against Seth Rollins on SmackDown. The pair will meet in a lumberjack match. “Call it whatever you want but call it the end of the line for Seth Rollins,” Ambrose said. “I swear to God, I promise SummerSlam is the day...


Main Event: AJ warns Paige, ‘this is my kingdom’

With a Divas Championship match against Paige just over one week away, AJ Lee made short work of Summer Rae on Main Event. The Divas Champion made Summer tap out to the Black Widow submission hold, before requesting a microphone to address Paige, her SummerSlam opponent. “I would like to...