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Throwback Thursday: ECW November to Remember (1999)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. November 13 isn’t exactly a day that’s chockablock with wrestling history, but it is one of highs and lows. CHIKARA held their first ever iPPV, The Rock N’ Roll Express won their first of 10 SMW Tag...

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Throwback Thursday: Cyber Sunday (2006)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. November 6 is a little bit of a blank day in terms of far-reaching history, but is also filled to the brim for events from the last 20 years. This includes the beginning of Jerry Lawler’s third...

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Maniacs United: Stryker’s return leads to handicap match

A returning Dan Stryker made sure the Jackson Shield contest between Kingston Eclipse and Mr Viti was thrown out at Reined In 2, leading to a four-on-three handicap match this past Saturday. Stryker—who had been out of action after suffering an injury during a match against Kingston Eclipse in August—made...

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Throwback Thursday: Survivor Series (2007)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. Unfortunately, Throwback Thursday has been missing for two weeks. During that time, we have missed Invader 1 defeating Dory Funk Jr for the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Championship, and The Sheepherders defeating The Lightning Express to become...

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Maniacs United: Eclipse faces a new challenger

Kingston Eclipse’s battle with OCD is behind him but another challenger has stepped up to try and take home the Jackson Shield. Eclipse defends his title against Mr Viti tomorrow night at Maniacs United Reined In 2. Eclipse vanquished JPE earlier this month at Reined In 1 to retain the...

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By the Numbers: Hell in a Cell

How many times has Randy Orton stepped inside Hell in a Cell? Who has the most victories inside the demonic structure? At what event was the first Hell in a Cell match held? Brush up on your Hell in a Cell knowledge ahead of today’s eponymous pay-per-view event with this,...

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Roberts’ reign faces toughest test tomorrow

The first test of Charlie Roberts’ Hughes Academy Championship reign will be his biggest, as he defends the title against three challengers this Saturday night. Roberts faces Ben Mana, Hotaru, and Kade Morgan in a four-way elimination match at Live Pro Wrestling. The Rodeo Drive kingpin won the vacant Hughes...

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G5: Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hell in a Cell, WWE 2K15, more

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is the focal-point for wrestling fans at the Armageddon Expo this weekend. Who on the Gimme Five panel is going? Will it be Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, or John Cena vs. Randy Orton that main events Hell in a Cell? And, should that be the case?...

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Off the Mat: Michel Mulipola

When it comes to Auckland-based artist Michel Mulipola, we’ve covered a wide variety of topics here on NZPWI – specifically his love of comics, his artistic ability and that tendency to beat up people in the ring as IPW’s Liger. For fans of the Strong Style Supervillain, it’s been entertaining...

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Gene Snitsky turns up the pressure

He used to be famous for putting the pressure on his opponents inside the ring, but now former WWE Superstar Gene Snitsky makes his living a different way, as a spokesperson for the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Just remember, if you’re left feeling insatiably hungry after watching this video, it...