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Twenty fight for title shot in IPW Eliminator

One of IPW’s specialty matches takes centre-stage tomorrow night as 20 men try to throw each other over the top rope and gain a contract for an IPW Championship match. In addition to The Eliminator, IPW Genesis will play host to several other significant matches. James Shaw completed an eight-year...

BACK OFF: Samoa Joe confronts Kevin Owens and saves Sami Zayn from a serious assault at NXT TakeOver. PHOTO: WWE

Joe confronts Owens at TakeOver, saves Zayn from serious assault

Samoa Joe has made his first WWE appearance, saving Sami Zayn from a brutal assault at the hands of Kevin Owens. Joe, a former NWA and TNA World Heavyweight Champion, confronted Owens in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable and prevented the NXT Champion from doing serious damage to...

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NZPWI adds four to team

NZPWI welcomes four new writers to its team as of today: Clint Fletcher, Grady Hooker, Peter Richards, and Richard Butler. All keen wrestling fans from around the country, Clint, Grady, Peter, and Richard will contribute regularly to the NZPWI Roundtable and Gimme Five. Check out their bios on the updated...

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NZPWI Roundtable: NXT Unstoppable

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will headline their second NXT TakeOver live special today (WWE Network, 12pm) as their bitter rivalry over the NXT Championship continues. In another battle of friends-turned-foes, Sasha Banks defends the NXT Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch. While the NZPWI Roundtable are almost unanimous in their...

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Four matches confirmed for Elimination Chamber

It’s official: Dean Ambrose will challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Elimination Chamber. WWE.com confirms The Authority granted Ambrose the match after his actions on the latest Raw broadcast, where Ambrose gatecrashed the “Seth Rollins: Architect of a Dream” celebration and took the champ hostage. Holding...

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Raw: Ambrose crashes The Authority’s party

Dean Ambrose may have shoehorned his way into a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match after hijacking The Authority’s “Architect of a Dream” celebration on Raw. Ambrose laid down a challenge to Rollins, who he wrestled as part of the Payback main event, earlier in the evening. “Last time we fought...

TOGETHER AGAIN: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns powerbomb Kane on top of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins during Payback's fatal four-way match. PHOTO: WWE

Payback: Rollins retains in frantic fatal four-way

Payback’s fatal four-way played out more like a fatal five-way, with Kane doing everything he could to ensure Seth Rollins retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Director of Operations’ efforts paid off and Rollins kept his title after Kane suffered an RKO to buy the champ enough time to...

NO DQ: Frankie Quinn chokes Scarlett out during their Street Fight at Maniacs United Retribution. PHOTO: David Watson/Maniacs United

Scarlett reclaims KPW title in bloody Street Fight

Scarlett defeated Frankie Quinn to become a two-time KPW Women’s Champion in a bloody Street Fight this past Saturday at Maniacs United Retribution. The event was aptly named for Scarlett, who has been seeking retribution against Quinn ever since losing the KPW Women’s Championship to her at NZWPW Power Play...

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Scarlett seeks Retribution against Quinn in Street Fight

Scarlett challenges Frankie Quinn for the KPW Women’s Championship as part of a double main event line-up at Maniacs United Retribution tonight. Quinn and Scarlett have battled back and forth over the title for much of 2015, including a two-out-of-three falls match at Roads End in April where Quinn retained...

WHY?: Sami Zayn asks Kevin Owens for answers. PHOTO: WWE

NXT: Zayn questions Owens

After putting any doubts about his physical condition to rest, Sami Zayn confronted Kevin Owens during the final moments of this week’s NXT broadcast. Zayn suffered a shoulder injury (“it might have popped out and popped back in”) during his match with John Cena on Raw last week, but will...