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Main Event: Sheamus beats scared Miz

The Miz’s obsession with his “money maker” cost him a win on WWE Main Event. The star of The Marine 4: Moving Target took on Sheamus in the show’s featured contest, just days before both men take part in the Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal at Battleground. Sheamus threatened to knock...

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Kenta and Low Ki steal the show

Kenta may be new to the WWE system, but the Japanese star has been plying his trade around the world for more than a decade. In addition to wrestling in Japan, Kenta regularly appeared with Ring of Honor in the United States, including this classic bout against Low Ki with...

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Ten compete for Jackson Shield tomorrow night

Maniacs United celebrates its two-year anniversary at tomorrow night’s Supremacy event. To mark the occasion, 10 wrestlers will compete in a gauntlet match with the winner taking home the newly-created Jackson Shield. The Shield is named after two of Maniacs United’s biggest supporters, a spokesperson told NZPWI earlier this month....

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G5: Battleground, Sting, wrestlers in films, more

With WWE Battleground just days away, which scheduled matches have piqued the interest of the NZPWI Staff? Sting is the main attraction in this year’s WWE 2K15 video game, but will this lead to life imitating art and see Sting step foot in a real WWE ring? And, with The...

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Sting debuts in WWE 2K15

It’s official, Sting will be part of this year’s WWE 2K15 video game. Check out the video, first aired during this week’s Raw broadcast in the United States, that announces the inclusion of “two generations of Sting” in the video game and the beginning of a working relationship between Sting...

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Raw: Chaos erupts in main event

Less than a week away from Battleground, all four competitors in the pay-per-view main event were involved in a three-on-two handicap match in the main event of Raw. WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena opened the show and was soon interrupted by one of the men who will challenge him...

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Brock Lesnar’s WWE debut

It’s hard to imagine a time when Brock Lesnar wasn’t a global megastar, but in 2002 no one had heard of the man who would go on to conquer The Undertaker’s legendary WrestleMania streak. Lesnar caused a stir when he burst onto the WWE scene during a hardcore triple threat...

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Hughes Academy introduces women’s title, holds qualifier in August

The Hughes Academy has announced the creation of a new women’s championship and will headline its August event with a qualifying bout for the title. Frankie Quinn, Krystal Kayne, Misty, and the debuting Tabitha will compete for a shot at the brand-new Hughes Academy Women’s Championship in the Live Pro...

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AJ takes out trivia challenge

Long before she was the Divas Champion, AJ Lee started out on the third season of WWE NXT. Fighting for a contract alongside five other women, AJ tested herself in all sorts of matches and other competitions, including a WWE trivia challenge. Up against Kaitlyn and Naomi, AJ put her...