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HALL OF FAMERS: Beloved New Zealand tag team The Bushwhackers will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. PHOTO: WWE

Bushwhackers to be inducted into WWE HOF

New Zealand wrestling legends The Bushwhackers will be honoured as the latest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame. NZPWI spoke exclusively to Bushwhacker Butch Miller moments after the news first broke on Stuff.co.nz. “I’m really excited about the whole deal and I’m happy that we’re the first guys from...

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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Fastlane

Despite having won the Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns puts his place in the WrestleMania main event on the line when he clashes with fan-favourite Daniel Bryan at Fastlane tomorrow. In an equally high-profile contest, John Cena challenges the undefeated Rusev for the United States Championship. Bad News Barrett defends the...

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G5: Samoa Joe, Fastlane, Rhyno, more

Samoa Joe announced his departure from TNA this week. Where should the Samoan Submission Machine go next? WWE Fastlane is live on SKY ARENA and WWE Network this Monday. As the final stop on the Road to WrestleMania 31, do we have high hopes for the event? Rhyno made a surprising appearance...

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Throwback Thursday: WCW SuperBrawl V (1995)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 19 is not a day that could be confused as one of supreme importance to the world of professional wrestling, but it does include some noteworthy moments, from the passing of the first world champion of...

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G5: WWE Live, Fastlane, NJPW World, more

WWE returns to Australia this year, but not New Zealand. Is it worth making the journey across the ditch for the live WWE experience? Will Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns at Fastlane result in a change to the WrestleMania 31 main event, or are Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns still...

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Throwback Thursday: NXT ArRIVAL (2014)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. February 12 was not a big day in WWE history but includes a number of interesting morsels from the wider wrestling world; from One Man Gang’s birth in 1960, to Ted DiBiase defeating Dick Slater for the...

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NZPWI Roundtable: NXT Rival

WWE NXT is back with its first live special of 2015, TakeOver: Rival. The aptly-named event pits NXT Champion Sami Zayn against longtime-friend-turned-jealous-enemy Kevin Owens, with the title on the line. Also on the card, a fatal four-way puts Charlotte’s NXT Women’s Championship in jeopardy as the second-generation star is...

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Throwback Thursday: The Main Event (1988)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 5 is a day filled with small titbits of wrestling history, but not many of the more noteworthy moments. However, it is also a day with a number of noteworthy farewells; from Bobby Lashley’s separation with...

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WWE DVD release schedule for New Zealand

Recent and scheduled WWE DVD and Blu-Ray releases set for New Zealand are: January 15, 2015: WWE Survivor Series 2014 WWE Attitude Era Vol. 2 (DVD and Blu-Ray) WWE True Giants (DVD and Blu-Ray) February 12, 2015: WWE TLC 2014 WWE Best of Raw & SmackDown 2014

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Blizzard disrupts Raw broadcast for NZ

Winter Storm Juno is causing problems with this week’s Raw broadcast for more countries than just the United States. The same storm which led the Connecticut governor to impose a curfew for non-essential travel and led to the cancellation of yesterday’s live event in Hartford has also delayed transmission of...