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White challenges Marufuji at NJPW LGP2

New Zealand’s Jay White faces the biggest challenge of his career tonight in the form of Japanese legend Naomichi Marufuji. The two meet in a featured bout on the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Lion’s Gate Project 2 card. White has asserted himself as one of NJPW’s top rookie competitors in...

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TK Cooper qualifies for Progress Super Strong Style 16

TK Cooper has qualified for Progress Wrestling’s annual Super Strong Style 16 tournament. The New Zealand expat earned his place in the 16-man tournament with a battle royal victory at ENDVR 16 this past weekend in London. “Everybody wanted to know what I’d do if I didn’t win,” Cooper said....

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G5: John Cena, Anderson & Gallows, Cruiserweight Classic, more

John Cena will be back on Raw, and back in New Zealand, within the next couple of months. Has Cena been missed? What grade do we give Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows’ first month in WWE? Which tournament is more interesting: WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic, or NJPW’s Best of the Super...

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John Cena added to WWE Auckland line-up

It turns out New Zealanders can see him. John Cena will be part of the line-up of WWE Superstars coming to Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday, August 10. Since news of WWE’s return to New Zealand first broke, many fans have been clamouring for a Cena appearance. As confirmed earlier...

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Lockhart takes out Hughes Academy Rumble

Devin Lockhart has emerged as the number one contender to the Hughes Academy Championship. Lockhart outlasted more than 30 other competitors to win the Hughes Academy Rumble at Saturday’s Live Pro Wrestling event. With just three other matches on the card, all eyes were on the main event. The match...

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NZPWI Rankings (April 2016)

The following rankings have been compiled by NZPWI taking into account results from APW Southern Stampede, IPW Championship Carnage, PWE Danger Zone, Maniacs United Open Fire, IPW Genesis, and NZWPW Belmont Series Episode 2: Revenge of the Beast.   This month Last month 1 – Brook Duncan Brook Duncan tops...

NEW ERA: AJ Styles and Roman Reigns face off before their WWE Payback main event. PHOTO: WWE

WWE Payback: Reigns retains in epic encounter

Battling through some controversial situations, Roman Reigns retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against AJ Styles at WWE Payback​ yesterday. Reigns and Styles ushered in a new era for WWE with their main event title bout. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion rolled out of the ring to escape Styles’ Calf...

VICTORIOUS: Brook Duncan is awarded the 2016 Eliminator Contract, guaranteeing him an IPW Championship match. PHOTO: Three Count Productions/Impact Pro Wrestling

IPW: Duncan outlasts 19 to win 2016 Eliminator

Brook Duncan sent fans home happy at IPW Genesis this past weekend. Duncan eked out a win over Shane Sinclair to claim victory in the 2016 Eliminator. As a result, he has earned an IPW Championship match at the time and place of his choosing. With former winners Dal Knox and Liam Fury—and surprise entrants Daddy...

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NJPW stars coming to New Zealand

Some of the biggest stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) are coming to New Zealand. Bullet Club, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Kazuchika Okada are the first three names announced for a Sakura Events card, in partnership with NJPW, to be held at The Trusts Arena in Auckland on Saturday, November 12....