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Kartik challenges Roberts for title tonight

“The Neo Viper” Kartik is scheduled for the biggest match of his career when he challenges Charlie Roberts for the Hughes Academy Championship at Live Pro Wrestling tonight. Kartik will be a massive underdog heading into the bout against Roberts, a position he knows well. Kartik outlasted 26 other competitors in...

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NZPWI seeks People’s Choice nominations

We need your help gathering nominees for the 2014 NZPWI People’s Choice Awards. With adequate time to get some perspective on the year, it’s time to cast your mind back to 2014 and think about the matches, moments, and wrestlers that stood out the most. Is Brock Lesnar worthy of...

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Cena vs. Rusev IV announced for Payback

John Cena will defend the United States Championship against Rusev once again at WWE Payback, this time in an “I Quit” Match. Cena retained his title against the former champ in a Russian Chain Match earlier this afternoon at Extreme Rules. Rusev berated Lana about his loss after the bout...

NARROW VICTORY: Seth Rollins escapes Extreme Rules with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship thanks to Kane, and a controversial RKO. PHOTO: WWE

Rollins escapes Extreme Rules with WWE title

Seth Rollins has retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in controversial circumstances at Extreme Rules. Rollins utilised the RKO, a move he had specifically had banned from the steel cage main event, to surprise Randy Orton before crawling through the cage door to victory. Commentators Jerry Lawler and John “Bradshaw”...

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NZPWI looking for new contributors

NZPWI has been New Zealand’s leading professional wrestling news source since its inception 16 years ago, and now we’re giving you a chance to join the team! If you believe you have something to offer our team and can help us shape the NZPWI of the future, email me with a little...

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NZPWI Roundtable: Extreme Rules

It’s the one night of the year when WWE goes extreme, Extreme Rules. Randy Orton challenges the man he beat at WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins, for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship – but this time the RKO is banned and both men will be locked inside a steel cage. John...

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G5: Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe, Ronda Rousey, more

Extreme Rules takes place tomorrow. Where does the event rank among WWE’s pay-per-view offerings? Samoa Joe could be headed to WWE NXT – but will he be able to make his mark in the talent-dense roster? The fallout of Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania appearance is still being felt, with rumours flying...

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Hughes Academy seeks non-wrestlers

The Hughes Academy of Professional Wrestling is looking to expand its roster with a number of non-wrestling roles. The promotion is seeking people interested in becoming camera operators, commentators, managers, referees or ring announcers. Based in Auckland, the Hughes Academy holds events roughly every six weeks, and has shows scheduled at...

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Shaw wins IPW Championship, ends Investment

James Shaw has ended Fury’s nine-month reign with the IPW Championship and forced The Investment to disband in the process. Shaw overcame both Fury and Jakob Cross in a triple threat main event at IPW The Rush for Gold this past weekend. It appeared Shaw would be in for an...