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NZPWI Roundtable: NXT London

WWE NXT’s first international tour culminates in NXT TakeOver: London, live on WWE Network this Thursday (December 17, 9am NZDT). Finn Balor returns to Europe as a conquering hero to defend the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe in the featured bout of the morning. NXT Women’s Champion Bayley faces the...

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Blog: Reigns Supreme

To celebrate our new WWE Champion, I thought it was time for us to take a look at how to make the “Big Dog” somewhat more… relatable to fans. While the average person on the street says, “Look, I don’t know who Roman Reigns is, why are you following me?”,...

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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE TLC

WWE’s final major event of 2015, TLC, kicks off in just over an hour, with all manner of destruction ensured for its participants. After taking the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from him at Survivor Series, Sheamus defends the title against Roman Reigns in a TLC match. The Dudley Boyz lead...

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Murphy Interview

WWE NXT is going from strength to strength, and Murphy is going with it. The Melbournian will be part of NXT’s ground-breaking tour of the United Kingdom – seven cities in as many days – culminating in NXT TakeOver: London live on WWE Network (December 17, 9am NZDT). “It’s happened...

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Blog: Odd Couple Entertainment

The first thing I ever saw in professional wrestling wasn’t the badassery of Stone Cold Steve Austin, it wasn’t the cockiness of The Rock, it wasn’t the everyman in Mick Foley, and it wasn’t the juvenile behaviour of D-Generation X. The first thing I ever saw, following the opening pyro...

VICTORIOUS: Aaron Henry, Ben Mana and Kingston Eclipse overcame Rodeo Drive at APW Domination. PHOTO: Captured By Melissa

Eclipse, Henry and Mana overcome Rodeo Drive in Christchurch

Aaron Henry, Ben Mana and Kingston Eclipse sent APW fans home happy with a win over Rodeo Drive in the main event of the Christchurch promotion’s Domination event this past Saturday. All three men pulled together as a trio, dishing out the Maori Spike, the Saiyan Punch, and the Battleaxe...

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Two title bouts headline Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling

The Hughes Academy of Professional Wrestling presents its final event of the year tonight, with two title bouts headlining the Live Pro Wrestling card in Kelston, Auckland. Kartik defends the Hughes Academy Championship against an as-yet-unnamed opponent, and Krystal Kayne challenges Misty for the Hughes Academy Women’s Championship. Kayne asserted...

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Shaw challenges Stix for PWE title tonight

James Shaw sets his sights on the PWE Northland Championship this weekend as he heads to Morrinsville to take on Stix in what will be the champ’s first title defence. Shaw has won most titles he’s had an opportunity to compete for—from the Armageddon Cup to the IPW Championship—and looks...

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Blog: So close, but yet so very, very far

I’ve been shouting at television screens while watching wrestling for longer than I can remember. It’s omnipresent in my life – through my writing, my conversations, my game-playing and my watching habits. But I’ve never been as close to giving up on it than I was after watching WWE Survivor...

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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus Interview

Sheamus cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the final moments of Monday’s Survivor Series. He stayed in the locker-room at the Philips Arena for an hour after the event had ended, contemplating his fourth world title reign, before embarking on...