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NZPWI adds four to team

NZPWI welcomes four new writers to its team as of today: Clint Fletcher, Grady Hooker, Peter Richards, and Richard Butler. All keen wrestling fans from around the country, Clint, Grady, Peter, and Richard will contribute regularly to the NZPWI Roundtable and Gimme Five. Check out their bios on the updated...

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NZPWI Roundtable: NXT Unstoppable

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will headline their second NXT TakeOver live special today (WWE Network, 12pm) as their bitter rivalry over the NXT Championship continues. In another battle of friends-turned-foes, Sasha Banks defends the NXT Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch. While the NZPWI Roundtable are almost unanimous in their...

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Four matches confirmed for Elimination Chamber

It’s official: Dean Ambrose will challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Elimination Chamber. WWE.com confirms The Authority granted Ambrose the match after his actions on the latest Raw broadcast, where Ambrose gatecrashed the “Seth Rollins: Architect of a Dream” celebration and took the champ hostage. Holding...

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Raw: Ambrose crashes The Authority’s party

Dean Ambrose may have shoehorned his way into a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match after hijacking The Authority’s “Architect of a Dream” celebration on Raw. Ambrose laid down a challenge to Rollins, who he wrestled as part of the Payback main event, earlier in the evening. “Last time we fought...

TOGETHER AGAIN: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns powerbomb Kane on top of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins during Payback's fatal four-way match. PHOTO: WWE

Payback: Rollins retains in frantic fatal four-way

Payback’s fatal four-way played out more like a fatal five-way, with Kane doing everything he could to ensure Seth Rollins retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Director of Operations’ efforts paid off and Rollins kept his title after Kane suffered an RKO to buy the champ enough time to...

NO DQ: Frankie Quinn chokes Scarlett out during their Street Fight at Maniacs United Retribution. PHOTO: David Watson/Maniacs United

Scarlett reclaims KPW title in bloody Street Fight

Scarlett defeated Frankie Quinn to become a two-time KPW Women’s Champion in a bloody Street Fight this past Saturday at Maniacs United Retribution. The event was aptly named for Scarlett, who has been seeking retribution against Quinn ever since losing the KPW Women’s Championship to her at NZWPW Power Play...

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Scarlett seeks Retribution against Quinn in Street Fight

Scarlett challenges Frankie Quinn for the KPW Women’s Championship as part of a double main event line-up at Maniacs United Retribution tonight. Quinn and Scarlett have battled back and forth over the title for much of 2015, including a two-out-of-three falls match at Roads End in April where Quinn retained...

WHY?: Sami Zayn asks Kevin Owens for answers. PHOTO: WWE

NXT: Zayn questions Owens

After putting any doubts about his physical condition to rest, Sami Zayn confronted Kevin Owens during the final moments of this week’s NXT broadcast. Zayn suffered a shoulder injury (“it might have popped out and popped back in”) during his match with John Cena on Raw last week, but will...

DIRTY DEEDS: Dean Ambrose plants Roman Reigns with his signature move. PHOTO: WWE

Raw: Ambrose opens eyes in Cincinnati

Dean Ambrose could walk out of Payback as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion if things play out as they did on Raw. Triple H and Kane began the last Raw broadcast before Payback in a minor power struggle, which ended with Triple H laying down the law for the Director...

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Aaron Henry talks Tough Enough, Japan, Mark Hunt, more

Aaron Henry’s Tough Enough application (above) has gone viral. The 60-second video has received over 8,000 hits on YouTube, and made countless more impressions on social media. TVNZ’s Te Karere ran a segment on Henry during its Wednesday broadcast. Outside Interference, a Florida-based radio show, wants to interview Henry next...