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G5: Samoa Joe, Fastlane, Rhyno, more

Samoa Joe announced his departure from TNA this week. Where should the Samoan Submission Machine go next? WWE Fastlane is live on SKY ARENA and WWE Network this Monday. As the final stop on the Road to WrestleMania 31, do we have high hopes for the event? Rhyno made a surprising appearance...

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Throwback Thursday: WCW SuperBrawl V (1995)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 19 is not a day that could be confused as one of supreme importance to the world of professional wrestling, but it does include some noteworthy moments, from the passing of the first world champion of...

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G5: WWE Live, Fastlane, NJPW World, more

WWE returns to Australia this year, but not New Zealand. Is it worth making the journey across the ditch for the live WWE experience? Will Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns at Fastlane result in a change to the WrestleMania 31 main event, or are Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns still...

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Throwback Thursday: NXT ArRIVAL (2014)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. February 12 was not a big day in WWE history but includes a number of interesting morsels from the wider wrestling world; from One Man Gang’s birth in 1960, to Ted DiBiase defeating Dick Slater for the...

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NZPWI Roundtable: NXT Rival

WWE NXT is back with its first live special of 2015, TakeOver: Rival. The aptly-named event pits NXT Champion Sami Zayn against longtime-friend-turned-jealous-enemy Kevin Owens, with the title on the line. Also on the card, a fatal four-way puts Charlotte’s NXT Women’s Championship in jeopardy as the second-generation star is...

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Throwback Thursday: The Main Event (1988)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 5 is a day filled with small titbits of wrestling history, but not many of the more noteworthy moments. However, it is also a day with a number of noteworthy farewells; from Bobby Lashley’s separation with...

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WWE DVD release schedule for New Zealand

Recent and scheduled WWE DVD and Blu-Ray releases set for New Zealand are: January 15, 2015: WWE Survivor Series 2014 WWE Attitude Era Vol. 2 (DVD and Blu-Ray) WWE True Giants (DVD and Blu-Ray) February 12, 2015: WWE TLC 2014 WWE Best of Raw & SmackDown 2014

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Blizzard disrupts Raw broadcast for NZ

Winter Storm Juno is causing problems with this week’s Raw broadcast for more countries than just the United States. The same storm which led the Connecticut governor to impose a curfew for non-essential travel and led to the cancellation of yesterday’s live event in Hartford has also delayed transmission of...

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NZPWI Roundtable: Royal Rumble

Brock Lesnar defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in four months when he takes on the former titleholder, John Cena, and Mr Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, in a massive triple threat bout. As always, a 30-Man over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble will determine the next contender...