RVD returns to Impact Wrestling for United We Stand

United We Stand represents a new start for Rob Van Dam. With the ink still wet on an Impact Wrestling contract, some six years after RVD’s last appearance in what was then TNA, it’s time to do business again. “I’m still – just like always – interested in good business,...

Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw

Former Universal Champion Roman Reigns will return to Raw today (2pm NZDT, Sky 5) for the first time in four months, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced on Friday. “@WWERomanReigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) will address the status of his fight with leukemia [sic] this Monday on Raw,” McMahon tweeted. .@WWERomanReigns (aka...

G5: WrestleMania 35, women’s tag titles, Superstar Shake-up, more

Both Royal Rumble winners have made their choices. Becky Lynch will challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35, while Seth Rollins will battle Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Which match should go on last as the WrestleMania main event? All six teams have been announced for the...

WWE NXT standout Ricochet takes flight at Halftime Heat

Despite wrestling for 15 years, it’s still hard for Ricochet to comprehend working with Shawn Michaels at the WWE Performance Center. “There’s really no words to even describe that,” he told NZPWI during a media conference call. “It’s just unbelievable for me to not even just meet him but have...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Royal Rumble 2019

The Road to WrestleMania 35 begins at WWE Royal Rumble! Champions will be decided, and contenders will emerge as the WWE Superstars descend on Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, for the first pay-per-view event of the year. Brock Lesnar defends the Universal Championship against the first man – or will...

NZPWI Roundtable: NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

One day before WWE Royal Rumble 2019, The Valley of the Sun plays host to NXT TakeOver: Phoenix! All four NXT Championships are on the line during Sunday’s WWE Network special. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa defends against the man he beat for the title, Aleister Black. Bianca Belair attempts to...

Northland rockers Alien Weaponry provide theme for NXT TakeOver

Kiwi music enthusiasts have heard a familiar sound on WWE NXT this month. Northland thrash metal trio Alien Weaponry’s Holding My Breath is an official theme of NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, and has been played extensively on WWE programming. Bass player Ethan Trembath told NZPWI the band was on tour in...

G5: Balor vs. Lesnar, Royal Rumble, WWE HOF, more

At the start of the year, Braun Strowman was scheduled to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. Now, it’s Finn Balor who will attempt to dethrone “The Beast” at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Is Balor a better opponent for Lesnar than Strowman would have been? Balor vs. Lesnar...