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NZPWI Rankings (July 2014)

This month Last month 1 3 Travis Banks Travis Banks had unparalleled success in July. The IPW Champion chalked up four defences over the course of two events—Escalation and Trial by Combat—with wins against Investment members Aaron Henry, Curt Chaos, Jakob Cross, and Pat Schisk. 2 1 ”Rufguts” Roddy Gunn...

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G5: Night of Champions, Hideo Itami, title belts, more

Was Night of Champions one of WWE’s best events of the year, or a lacklustre show with a flat finish? And what about Hideo Itami’s in-ring debut on last week’s NXT? Did the man formerly known as KENTA live up to the hype? Plus, we discuss the nicest looking championship...

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Throwback Thursday: Vengeance (2007)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. September 25 is not only a day with few classic moments, but it is a day completely void of any pay-per-view history. But that is not to say there is nothing worth of note, with Blue Demon...

DREAM COME TRUE: "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate won the NZWPW Championship at Road to Resuce. PHOTO: Dan Armstrong Photography

Rufguts rejected, Dream Catcher wins NZWPW Championship

“Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate is the new NZWPW Champion after a shocking turn of events at Road to Rescue this past Saturday. The event, held at El Rancho in Waikanae, was to feature local hero Paul Sayers challenging “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn for the NZWPW Championship in main event of the...

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Fury beats Banks at September Selection

Fury remains IPW Champion after defeating Travis Banks, two falls to one, in a September Street Fight at Saturday’s September Selection event. September Selection host Dion McCracken tried to get a clear answer from the fans in attendance as to what match they wanted to see, but was unable to...

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Power in your hands for IPW September Selection

It’s your fight and your night tonight at IPW September Selection, with the fate of the card placed entirely in the hands of the public. Fury defends the IPW Championship against Travis Banks for the second time, with IPW fans being given the power to select the type of match...

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G5: WWE off-season, Night of Champions, WWE Network, more

WWE Raw’s “season premiere” last week begs an interesting question: Should WWE implement an off-season? Will Night of Champions be able to top WWE’s other major September offering, NXT TakeOver? Assuming WWE is number one, which is the second-best promotion in the wrestling world? We’re debating these—and more—questions in this...

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Throwback Thursday: WCW Fall Brawl (1994)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. September 18 is not exactly a day that could be confused with a cornucopia of great moments, but includes a few memories from the annals of history, from The Fabulous Moolah’s tournament victory to begin her (questionable)...

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Shaw injured, out four months

Last month’s Rival Turf was one of the most memorable events in IPW history. Pirate Burns turned his back on The Origin to join The Investment, Britenay and Evie engaged in a wild fight for the women’s title, Fury and Travis Banks wrestled a match of the year contender with...

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Misty and Roberts win Hughes Academy titles

Misty achieved her dream of capturing a women’s title at Saturday’s Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling event. The veteran Wellingtonian pinned Krystal Kayne after a Raging Thunder TKO to win the vacant Hughes Academy Women’s Championship in a triple threat that also featured Frankie Quinn. Charlie Roberts also claimed gold...