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Raw: Triple H picks Plan C for SummerSlam

In the fallout from Battleground, Triple H searched to find a suitable SummerSlam opponent for WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena on Raw. By the end of the night he found the opponent, the one in 21-1, Brock Lesnar. Triple H kicked off the show to address the status of...


Battleground: Cena survives fatal four-way

John Cena remains WWE World Heavyweight Champion following Monday’s Battleground pay-per-view. Cena was able to pin Kane in a fatal four-way main event also featuring Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. Kane and Orton appeared to be working together in the early stages of the match, with Kane doing all he...


The Intercontinental Championship is born

A new Intercontinental Champion was decided at yesterday’s Battleground pay-per-view event, but the title’s lineage can be traced all the way back to 1979. In today’s Clip of the Day, Todd Grisham explains how the Intercontinental Championship came to be.


Hotaru wins Jackson Shield at Supremacy

Hotaru overcame four wrestlers en route to winning the Jackson Shield at Maniacs United’s Supremacy event this past Saturday and then put the title on the line against “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn. Rufguts made a surprise appearance before the Jackson Shield gauntlet got underway to warn its competitors that whoever won...


SmackDown: Ambrose wins battle, Rollins wins war

Dean Ambrose looked to get revenge on one of the men who had attacked him on Raw, but was laid out by another on SmackDown. Ambrose started the night with a microphone in hand and immediately called out former Shield stablemate Seth Rollins. “If you thought for one second your...


Main Event: Sheamus beats scared Miz

The Miz’s obsession with his “money maker” cost him a win on WWE Main Event. The star of The Marine 4: Moving Target took on Sheamus in the show’s featured contest, just days before both men take part in the Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal at Battleground. Sheamus threatened to knock...


Kenta and Low Ki steal the show

Kenta may be new to the WWE system, but the Japanese star has been plying his trade around the world for more than a decade. In addition to wrestling in Japan, Kenta regularly appeared with Ring of Honor in the United States, including this classic bout against Low Ki with...


Ten compete for Jackson Shield tomorrow night

Maniacs United celebrates its two-year anniversary at tomorrow night’s Supremacy event. To mark the occasion, 10 wrestlers will compete in a gauntlet match with the winner taking home the newly-created Jackson Shield. The Shield is named after two of Maniacs United’s biggest supporters, a spokesperson told NZPWI earlier this month....


G5: Battleground, Sting, wrestlers in films, more

With WWE Battleground just days away, which scheduled matches have piqued the interest of the NZPWI Staff? Sting is the main attraction in this year’s WWE 2K15 video game, but will this lead to life imitating art and see Sting step foot in a real WWE ring? And, with The...