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Hughes Academy seeks non-wrestlers

The Hughes Academy of Professional Wrestling is looking to expand its roster with a number of non-wrestling roles. The promotion is seeking people interested in becoming camera operators, commentators, managers, referees or ring announcers. Based in Auckland, the Hughes Academy holds events roughly every six weeks, and has shows scheduled at...

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Shaw wins IPW Championship, ends Investment

James Shaw has ended Fury’s nine-month reign with the IPW Championship and forced The Investment to disband in the process. Shaw overcame both Fury and Jakob Cross in a triple threat main event at IPW The Rush for Gold this past weekend. It appeared Shaw would be in for an...

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Triple Threat headlines The Rush for Gold

Three of New Zealand’s brightest stars meet tonight in a triple threat match for the IPW Championship. Fury defends his title against Jakob Cross and James Shaw in IPW’s return to Auckland, The Rush for Gold at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall. The triple threat will undoubtedly be the biggest test...

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Hughes challenges Eclipse in Whangarei

The Independent Wrestling Initiative (IWI)’s second event will be headlined by a title bout for the Jackson Shield. Fury N Thunder, held tonight at the Activ8 Arena in Whangarei, will see Kingston Eclipse put his title on the line against Graham Hughes in a rematch from the Maniacs United Roads...

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NZWPW postpones Right to Challenge

NZWPW Right to Challenge has been postponed and will not take place today as originally scheduled. The event was to be held at the Ngaio Town Hall, which has been closed for earthquake strengthening, forcing the alteration. NZWPW’s next event will now be held in Wainuiomata on May 23. Card...

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End of the road for Quinn-Scarlett rivalry

At the conclusion of her title bout with Frankie Quinn at last month’s Open Fire event, Scarlett found herself laid out in a callous post-match attack. Now, the former champ is out for revenge. Scarlett challenges Frankie Quinn in a two-out-of-three falls match for the KPW Women’s Championship tonight at...

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Carmen Rose arrives in Japan

New Zealanders can say “sayonara” to Carmen Rose for the next three months. The 21-year-old arrived in Japan Thursday evening where she will tour with World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana (Diana), the same promotion fellow IPW star Evie spent three months with at the beginning of 2014. “Can’t wait for this opportunity to do...

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Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania VII (1991)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! March 26 was a day of highs and lows in the world of professional wrestling; from Fred Blassie winning the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship in 1957 only to have it immediately vacated due to controversy, to...

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Kartik wins Rumble, earns Hughes Academy title shot

“The Neo Viper” Kartik has emerged as the next challenger to Charlie Roberts’ Hughes Academy Championship after winning a 27-person Inter-Promotional Rumble at yesterday’s Live Pro Wrestling event in Auckland. The match, featuring wrestlers from all over New Zealand, came down to just Kartik and Kenith, who had wrestled a...