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Finn Balor added to WWE Live card

Finn Balor is coming to New Zealand. The former NXT Champion and WWE Raw’s newest Superstar has been added to the card for WWE Live in Auckland. “It’s been a long 16-year road to come to this stage,” Balor told WWE Network. “I was picked number five to be on...

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Technical error delays WWE Raw

A technical error has delayed the New Zealand air-date for WWE Raw this week. Fans tuned into The Box expecting to watch the latest episode of WWE’s flagship show earlier today but were instead met with a replay of last week’s episode. “Unfortunately viewers will have to wait until Saturday...

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WWE Network provides coverage of WWE Draft

Can’t wait until Sunday to find out what happens in the WWE Draft? WWE Network has you covered. Starting at 11am NZST, WWE Network will be providing supplementary coverage of the WWE Draft with a SmackDown pre-show. Draft Center Live airs from 12pm NZST and will stay on top of...

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NZPWI’s WWE Fantasy Draft 2016

WWE fans around the world are buzzing this week about the return of the WWE Draft. To capitalise on the excitement, NZPWI’s David Dunn and Steve McCleary went head-to-head in a fantasy draft in their attempt to build the best brand possible. Every member of the WWE roster—including WWE NXT—was deemed...

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NJPW G1 Climax 26 begins tonight in Tokyo

It’s arguably the most anticipated time of the year for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) fans. The 26th annual G1 Climax begins tonight in Tokyo, Japan. First officially held in 1991, but with a loose history that can be traced back to 1974, the G1 Climax is a round-robin style tournament....

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Sheamus added to card for WWE Live

After visiting Auckland last month to promote WWE Live, Sheamus has been added to the event card. The Celtic Warrior touched down in New Zealand just days before Money in the Bank on a whirlwind media tour to promote WWE’s first New Zealand event in five years. “This is a...

POWER TEAM: Travis Banks joins forces with the South Pacific Power Couple at Progress Chapter 32. PHOTO: Progress Wrestling.

Banks joins SPPC in Progress

The South Pacific Power Couple has become a trio with the addition of Travis Banks. Banks came to the aid of TK Cooper in his match against Jack Sexsmith at Progress Chapter 31: 3000 to 1 last month at The Electric Ballroom in London, England. The event can be streamed...

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Lesnar promoted to UFC 200 main event

Brock Lesnar’s fight will now be the main event of the UFC 200 pay-per-view this Sunday. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promoted Lesnar vs. New Zealand’s Mark Hunt to the top spot on the card after former headliner Jon Jones allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition...

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Madman and WWE launch Greatest Fan competition

Are you WWE’s Greatest Fan? Prove it and be in to win a “money can’t buy” experience at WWE Live in Auckland. Madman Entertainment and WWE have launched a competition in search of WWE’s Greatest Kiwi Fan for 2016. One lucky winner will receive two ringside seats to WWE Live...

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G5: MOTY, Roman Reigns, UFC, more

It’s July, which means 2016 is halfway over. The NZPWI Staff bring you our thoughts on the matches that should be in the running for “match of the year” polls thus-far. In addition to our regular contributors, we’re joined by “That Young Warrior” Paul Sayers. Sayers shares his thoughts on...