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PWE Champion to be crowned in Morrinsville

Wrestlers from around the country—and across the ditch—will descend on Morrinsville this weekend with the hope of leaving as the new PWE Champion. Professional Wrestling Entertainment (PWE) holds its first event, Uprising, at the Morrinsville Senior Citizens’ Hall this Saturday, August 15. A series of five qualifying matches (three singles...

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Mana retains at Mexican Fight Night

Ben Mana defended the NZWPW Championship for the first time since winning the title in Wairoa at last night’s Mexican Fight Night event in Naenae. While attendees watched, fuelled by Mexican cuisine, Mana overcame what was possibly the biggest challenge of all three of his NZWPW title reigns, defeating “Rufguts”...

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Cross and Idol headline IPW Ignited

Jakob Cross defends the IPW Championship against Johnny Idol in the main event of IPW Ignited tonight as Impact Pro Wrestling heads into new territory at Alfriston College in Manurewa. Cross is coming off the back of a massive title win at The Ultimate Prize last month where he dethroned...

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Kartik emerges as next challenger to Roberts’ title

“The Neo Viper” Kartik has cemented himself as the next challenger to Charlie Roberts’ Hughes Academy Championship. Roberts’ title defence against El Oro Maximo (who answered Roberts’ open challenge) was overshadowed by Kartik’s victories against Bryant and Chad Howard, Roberts’ Rodeo Drive cohorts, in a gauntlet match main event at...

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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Battleground

After having the WWE World Heavyweight Championship taken from him at WrestleMania 31, Brock Lesnar receives his rematch for the title against Seth Rollins today at WWE Battleground. John Cena defends the United States Championship against Kevin Owens for the first time, while The Prime Time Players put their tag...

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Rockstar Spud Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to TNA Wrestling’s Rockstar Spud earlier this week. Spud wrestled extensively around the United Kingdom for 10 years before moving to the United States after winning British Boot Camp, and a TNA contract, in 2013. 2015 has been Spud’s biggest year yet, with two...

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Two title changes at IPW The Ultimate Prize

Jakob Cross dethroned James Shaw in a violent encounter for the IPW Championship at The Ultimate Prize, claiming the title and affirming the self-doubt Shaw suffered heading into the bout. “I want every fan to know that this is only the start,” Cross wrote. “I am going to eat my...

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Five questions with Paul Sayers

With two episodes of That Young Podcast available online, NZPWI spoke to its creator, former New Zealand wrestler Paul Sayers, about his latest venture. Sayers shared his thoughts on starting the podcast, whether 2015 is the right time for another wrestling podcast, and his aspirations for the future of That...

AND STILL: Kingston Eclipse retained his Jackson Shield at Maniacs United Thrills N' Chills. PHOTO: Maniacs United

Eclipse retains title at Thrills N’ Chills

Kingston Eclipse still holds the Jackson Shield following Maniacs United’s Thrills N’ Chills event this past Saturday. Eclipse retained his title against “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn in the main event of the evening. The match was about more than just the Jackson Shield, with Eclipse out to avenge his non-title loss...

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NZPWI Roundtable: NJPW Dominion

With NJPW Dominion, one of the promotion’s biggest cards of the year, airing live on NJPW World tonight, NZPWI’s resident New Japan fans have compiled a special edition of the NZPWI Roundtable. AJ Styles defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against the man he beat to begin his first reign with...