NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Super Show-Down 2018

Saturday, October 6, promises to be an historic night as the superstars of Raw and SmackDown Live venture “down under” for WWE Super Show-Down. Triple H meets The Undertaker for the “last time ever” in a match-up that will see both Shawn Michaels and Kane in their respective corners. The...

Two title matches set for NJPW KOPW

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold an historic main event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) one week from today. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega will defend his title in a rare triple threat match against both Cody and Kota Ibushi at King of Pro-Wrestling. Kushida and Marty Scurll will wrestle...

Daylight saving alters WWE broadcast times

It’s time to put your clocks forward, check your smoke alarms, and update your schedules. Daylight saving time is in effect, which means most WWE programming will air an hour later than before. New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) is 17 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET) in North America. As...

Dean Ambrose

Raw: Ambrose returns in time for SummerSlam

Seth Rollins will finally have some backup when he faces Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam. A returning Dean Ambrose will be in The Architect’s corner after laying out Ziggler and Drew McIntyre on Raw. Rollins and Ziggler met to sign the contract for their Intercontinental Championship match in the final moments...

Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to New Zealand WWE NXT Superstar Dakota Kai late last week. Kai made her WWE debut as part of the Mae Young Classic last year. She is now a weekly fixture on WWE NXT, where she has battled NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler for...

Rusev

Rusev Interview

At Royal Rumble 2014, the WWE Universe was first introduced to Rusev. Four-and-a-half years of Rusev Days later, the Bulgarian Brute receives his first WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules. “I’m really, really looking forward to this match,” Rusev said. not just because it’s my first time competing for the...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE WrestleMania 34

WrestleMania 34 has arrived! The Showcase of the Immortals takes place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome live today, April 9, from 9am NZDT on Sky Arena and WWE Network. Men’s Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakaura challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Women’s Royal Rumble winner Asuka attempts to further her...

Blog: The day wrestling died

Wrestling has taken me through every emotion under the sun in the 35-plus years I’ve been watching it – the tears of Owen Hart’s death, the joy of Daniel Bryan hugging Connor Michalek after winning the title at WrestleMania XXX, the excitement of the Warrior’s music hitting during the main...

G5: NJPW, Mixed Match Challenge, Braun Strowman, more

How is NJPW looking as it continues its international expansion into the United States? Which team will take out the WWE Mixed Match Challenge? And, who should Braun Strowman select to challenge Cesaro and Sheamus for the Raw Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 34? All that and more in this...

ZSJ submits Tanahashi to win New Japan Cup

Zack Sabre Jr has become the first foreigner in 12 years to win the New Japan Cup. The Englishman submitted Hiroshi Tanahashi in a technical encounter in the tournament final this past Wednesday, March 21, in Niigata, Japan. Sabre exploited weaknesses in Tanahashi’s knee and bicep throughout the match. “The...