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Gimme Five: Special Guest TK Cooper

Brock Lesnar and John Cena are locked in a game-changing feud for both men. Is this Cena’s most intriguing storyline in years? WWE NXT has been available to New Zealand audiences for weeks now. Who’s worth keeping an eye on in WWE’s developmental system? Plus, it’s a busy weekend for...

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Rival Turf: The Investment vs. The Origin

The turf war between The Investment and The Origin comes to a head tomorrow night in IPW’s signature double-ring spectacular. Rival Turf will be the battleground on which The Investment and The Origin finally collide in a 12-man Capture the Flag contest. IPW Director Daniel Burnell’s Investment side will be...

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Nobodies marked men at Beat Down

The Nobodies will be marked men at NZWPW Beat Down tonight, where Ben Mana takes on JC Star. “For years I have had a lot of respect for this guy due to his craft and his years in the NZ wrestling game,” Mana said. “Sadly he is part of a...

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Throwback Thursday: SummerSlam (1989)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. As it turns out, the 28th of August is a bit of a dry spell in regards to televised wrestling; the only big televised show was the 1989 edition of SummerSlam. So for at least one more...

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Raw: Cena returns, promises victory at NOC

A confident John Cena returned to Raw this week, after taking a week off to recover from the beating he suffered at SummerSlam. Cena returned at the start of the show to address Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan, who were discussing Cena’s upcoming rematch against Brock Lesnar at...

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Global Force Wrestling announces partnership with IPW

Global Force Wrestling (GFW) has announced a partnership with New Zealand’s Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW). News of the partnership broke early this morning, after IPW promised a big announcement earlier in the week. “It seemed like a natural progression to reach out Down Under,” GFW CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “Professional...

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Paul Sayers out for revenge

He was taken out of NZWPW by a three-on-one attack at the hands of The Nobodies, but it appears Paul Sayers is back, and out for revenge. A video, uploaded to Sayers’ YouTube account, shows the events of Live Pro Wrestling in May, where Sayers was attacked after his final...

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Jackson Shield up for grabs again at Maniacs United

The line-up for Maniacs United Maniacs Strikes Back has been announced, with an eight-person tournament for the Jackson Shield at the top of the card. Hotaru—the first holder of the Jackson Shield—was stripped of the title last month, guaranteeing a new titleholder at the end of Saturday’s event. Bull Addams,...

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PLGRM presents Melbourne City Wrestling

Is Clash of the Titans (featuring Evie, Marcus Kool, Slade Mercer, Toni Storm, and Travis Banks; available from MCW Encore) the only MCW event you’ve seen? Familiarise yourself with the Melbourne promotion in this short feature produced by Australian film collective PLGRM.

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Shaw unsuccessful in second PWA appearance

James Shaw returns to New Zealand with a loss under his belt after wrestling for PWA in Sydney. Shaw was beaten by Mr Juicy at Saturday’s The Thin Red Line event. Mr. Juicy defeats New Zealand's James Shaw after a hugely entertaining match up #ThinRedLine — PWA Australia (@PWAaustralia) August...