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Evie added to SHIMMER 71’s ChickFight tournament

New Zealand’s Evie is the latest entrant to be announced for the ChickFight tournament held at SHIMMER 71 in San Jose, California, this WrestleMania weekend. “Are you ready for a ChickFight?,” Evie asked in a video released early this morning. “Because this chick, this chick can fight, and I’m bringing...


Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania XX (2004)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! It seems that March 19 was a great day to be a number one contender: El Santo would win one of his four Mexican National Middleweight Championships in 1943; Buddy Fuller and Jesse James would defeat The...


PWG From Out of Nowhere

On February 27, 2015, California-based promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) held its first event of the year, From Out of Nowhere. Roderick Strong defended the PWG Championship against up-and-comer Trevor Lee in the night’s main event, with a stacked undercard featuring Cedric Alexander vs. Tomasso Ciampa, and Matt Sydal vs....

BACK IN ACTION: Rey Mysterio, pictured here at Auckland's Vector Arena in 2010, returns to the ring for the first time in almost a year at the AAA Rey de Reyes iPPV today. PHOTO: David Dunn

Rey Mysterio headlines AAA iPPV

Rey Mysterio will wrestle his first match outside of WWE in more than 12 years at AAA Rey de Reyes in Guadalajara, Mexico, today. Mysterio, now going by Rey Mysterio Jr, teams up with Myzteziz (the first Sin Cara) to take on El Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Pentagon Jr. “I’m more...


Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania XII (1996)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! For the first time in a while, we have a date cluttered with memories. March 12 was the day Mae Young, Nidia, and current NXT star Hideo Itami were born in 1923, 1979, and 1981 respectively; the...


Bad Luck Fale in NJ Cup quarter final

The tournament for the New Japan Cup continues this evening, with New Zealand’s Bad Luck Fale slated to face Tetsuya Naito in a quarter-final match. Fale made it all the way to the final of last year’s New Japan Cup tournament, where he was defeated by Shinsuke Nakamura. Naito is...


G5: Rey Mysterio, Jon Stewart, NZ venues, more

Rey Mysterio was officially released from his WWE contract last week, and has since signed with Mexico’s AAA where he will partner with Alberto El Patron (Alberto Del Rio) and Myzteziz (Mistico/Sin Cara). Will Mysterio’s signing lead to a boom for the Mexican lucha libre style? Daily Show host Jon...


Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania XIX (2003)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! It seems to be a commonality at the moment, but March 5 was not what one could call a menagerie of memorable moments. There were championship wins for The Fabulous Kangaroos, Mr Kleen & Whipper Billy Watson,...


WWE DVD release schedule for New Zealand

The following DVDs and Blu-Rays are set for release in New Zealand over the next two months: April 9: WWE Destruction of the Shield (DVD & Blu-Ray) WWE The John Cena Experience May 14: WWE WrestleMania 31 (DVD & Blu-Ray) WWE The Road is Jericho (DVD & Blu-Ray)


Wrestling Spectacular director talks Bushwhackers on LiveSport

With New Zealanders still buzzing about The Bushwhackers, film-maker Adam Simpson will appear on Radio LiveSport tomorrow morning to discuss the pair’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. Mr Simpson is the director of Wrestling Spectacular: A Kiwi Century on the Mat, an upcoming documentary which will examine the...