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NARROW VICTORY: Seth Rollins escapes Extreme Rules with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship thanks to Kane, and a controversial RKO. PHOTO: WWE

Rollins escapes Extreme Rules with WWE title

Seth Rollins has retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in controversial circumstances at Extreme Rules. Rollins utilised the RKO, a move he had specifically had banned from the steel cage main event, to surprise Randy Orton before crawling through the cage door to victory. Commentators Jerry Lawler and John “Bradshaw”...

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NZPWI looking for new contributors

NZPWI has been New Zealand’s leading professional wrestling news source since its inception 16 years ago, and now we’re giving you a chance to join the team! If you believe you have something to offer our team and can help us shape the NZPWI of the future, email me with a little...

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NZPWI Roundtable: Extreme Rules

It’s the one night of the year when WWE goes extreme, Extreme Rules. Randy Orton challenges the man he beat at WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins, for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship – but this time the RKO is banned and both men will be locked inside a steel cage. John...

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G5: Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe, Ronda Rousey, more

Extreme Rules takes place tomorrow. Where does the event rank among WWE’s pay-per-view offerings? Samoa Joe could be headed to WWE NXT – but will he be able to make his mark in the talent-dense roster? The fallout of Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania appearance is still being felt, with rumours flying...

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Hughes Academy seeks non-wrestlers

The Hughes Academy of Professional Wrestling is looking to expand its roster with a number of non-wrestling roles. The promotion is seeking people interested in becoming camera operators, commentators, managers, referees or ring announcers. Based in Auckland, the Hughes Academy holds events roughly every six weeks, and has shows scheduled at...

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Shaw wins IPW Championship, ends Investment

James Shaw has ended Fury’s nine-month reign with the IPW Championship and forced The Investment to disband in the process. Shaw overcame both Fury and Jakob Cross in a triple threat main event at IPW The Rush for Gold this past weekend. It appeared Shaw would be in for an...

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Triple Threat headlines The Rush for Gold

Three of New Zealand’s brightest stars meet tonight in a triple threat match for the IPW Championship. Fury defends his title against Jakob Cross and James Shaw in IPW’s return to Auckland, The Rush for Gold at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall. The triple threat will undoubtedly be the biggest test...

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Hughes challenges Eclipse in Whangarei

The Independent Wrestling Initiative (IWI)’s second event will be headlined by a title bout for the Jackson Shield. Fury N Thunder, held tonight at the Activ8 Arena in Whangarei, will see Kingston Eclipse put his title on the line against Graham Hughes in a rematch from the Maniacs United Roads...

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NZWPW postpones Right to Challenge

NZWPW Right to Challenge has been postponed and will not take place today as originally scheduled. The event was to be held at the Ngaio Town Hall, which has been closed for earthquake strengthening, forcing the alteration. NZWPW’s next event will now be held in Wainuiomata on May 23. Card...