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BRUTAL BEATDOWN: Brock Lesnar scored a TKO win over Randy Orton at SummerSlam after busting The Viper open with a pair of elbow strikes. PHOTO: WWE

SummerSlam: Lesnar finishes Orton via TKO

It was a violent end to WWE SummerSlam earlier today when Brock Lesnar defeated Randy Orton by technical knockout (TKO). Lesnar, competing in his third straight SummerSlam main event, mounted Orton and busted him open with two elbow strikes that led referee Mike Chioda to call a stop to the...

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WWE NXT tours New Zealand this December

WWE NXT is coming to New Zealand for the first time ever this December as part of the brand’s biggest international tour to date. NXT holds its first New Zealand event on Monday, December 5, at The Trusts Arena in Auckland. The NXT roster then travels to the TSB Bank...

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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE SummerSlam

Brock Lesnar, representing Raw collides with Randy Orton, representing SmackDown in a massive SummerSlam main event. Finn Balor meets Seth Rollins to determine the first-ever WWE Universal Champion, while Dean Ambrose defends the WWE World Championship against Dolph Ziggler. The Intercontinental, Tag Team, United States, and Women’s Championships are also...

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G5: SummerSlam weekend, WWE Live, live events, more

The biggest party of the [American] summer goes down this Monday, with numerous events to surround it. Which wrestling shows are on our schedules this weekend? WWE Live returned to New Zealand last week. What did everyone think of the show? We’re also discussing our best experiences at live events,...

HIGH-FLYING: Brian Kendrick gets the better of Tony Nese during their second-round Cruiserweight Classic match-up. PHOTO: WWE

WWE CWC: Kendrick advances to quarter-final

Brian Kendrick advances to the quarter-finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic with a second-round win over Tony Nese. Kendrick survived a viscous onslaught from the Premier Athlete to score a submission win. “I’m a lot smarter than I was at 22,” Kendrick said during a pre-match video package. “The 37-year-old...

TENSE SITUATION: Byron Saxton mediates a sit-down interview between Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura. PHOTO: WWE

WWE NXT: Joe comes face to face with Nakamura

NXT Champion Samoa Joe and his TakeOver: Brooklyn II challenger, Shinsuke Nakamura, came face to face for a sit-down interview during yesterday’s WWE NXT. General Manager William Regal was determined not to let the situation “become a free-for-all” and had ample security on standby to separate the two men. “A...

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Briscoes out, Goto in for On the Mat

Bad news for fans of The Briscoe Brothers: Jay and Mark are off the card for Sakura Events On the Mat. The Briscoes have another commitment in November they are unable to reschedule, according to the Sakura Events Facebook Page. However, fans won’t be missing out. Hirooki Goto will now...

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Raw: Reigns beats Rusev non-title

After embarrassing Lana and Rusev last week, Roman Reigns upset the newlywed United States Champion yet again. Reigns defeated Rusev in a non-title main event on WWE Raw days before the two meet for the title at SummerSlam. Rusev, furious at Reigns for covering his bride in wedding cake, called...

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What’s it like to be WWE’s Greatest Fan?

Many people would claim to be WWE’s Greatest Fan, but only one New Zealander can back it up. Grady Hooker writes about his experience being named WWE’s Greatest Fan 2016 and shaking his “white boy hips” in front of a sold-out crowd at Vector Arena. To get the full story...

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WWE NXT coming to New Zealand

WWE NXT is coming to Australia and New Zealand. News of the upcoming tour broke during last week’s WWE Live event at Vector Arena. A video featuring Asuka, Bayley, Samoa Joe, and Shinsuke Nakamura accompanied the announcement. Dates and venues for the events have yet to be announced. WWE NXT has expanded to...