Goldberg to be inducted into WWE HOF

Who’s next? Goldberg! The former world champion is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Goldberg, 51, was one of the most popular stars of the 90s, and propelled WCW to success thanks in part to his 173-match win streak. A former Atlanta Falcons player...

NZPWI Roundtable: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

More than 30,000 fans will pack the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPW’s biggest event of the year, this Thursday, January 4. Featuring a “double main event”, Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito in the last bout of the night. And in a highly anticipated...

Charlotte Flair

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair earlier this week. Daughter of 16-time world champion and WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Charlotte made her WWE debut in 2013. In little over four years, she has gone on to hold the Divas, Women’s,...

WWE announces first-ever women’s Royal Rumble

WWE will make history on January 29 (New Zealand time) when it holds the first-ever all-women’s Royal Rumble match. Female Superstars will battle in the iconic match for a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the groundbreaking announcement during today’s Raw broadcast from Providence, Rhode Island....

AJ Styles

Styles overcomes Mahal at WWE Clash

A relentless assault on AJ Styles’ ribs didn’t stop Styles retaining his WWE Championship. Styles overcame a motivated Jinder Mahal in the main event of WWE Clash of Champions in Boston yesterday afternoon. Mahal, using his guaranteed rematch since losing the WWE Championship to Styles in England, took the fight...

Howard defends against Roberts at NZWPW Power Play

The regular sounds of the Hutt City Musical Theatre will be replaced by those of grunts, groans and bodyslams later tonight. NZWPW Power Play, the promotion’s biggest event of the year, brings six matches to Epuni. Longtime NZWPW Champion Chad Howard defends his title against Over The Top battle royal...

Gail Kim Interview

After almost two decades in professional wrestling, Gail Kim is a bona fide Hall of Famer. Impact Wrestling inducted Kim into its Hall of Fame in 2016, corroborating her career and contributions to the company. “I always joked around that once that happened that was my sign to retire,” she...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Hell in a Cell

Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon take their intensely personal rivalry straight to Hell in a Cell. The sadistic structure will also house The New Day and The Usos as they battle once more over the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal – with The Singh Brothers in his...

G5: No Mercy, John Cena, Mae Young Classic, more

1. Brock Lesnar beat Braun Strowman. Roman Reigns ran roughshod over John Cena. Did WWE No Mercy live up to expectations? David Dunn: I felt like the undercard over-delivered while the main event didn’t quite hit the mark. Lesnar and Strowman tore the house down at SummerSlam but left something...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE No Mercy

Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman Grady Hooker: This is going to be a good one. If anyone can get a five-star match out of Brock Lesnar it’s going to be Braun Strowman. I know that Lesnar is the final boss, but it’s time for someone to topple...