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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Survivor Series

What started as a possibility only in WWE 2K17 transpires today at the 30th annual Survivor Series when Brock Lesnar takes on Goldberg in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Plus, Survivor Series gets back to its roots with three Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Matches pitting Raw and SmackDown against each other. The...


NZPWI Roundtable: TakeOver Toronto

NXT Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Samoa Joe Blake: I can understand why Samoa Joe has done what he has, trying to stir up Nakamura using simple but generally effective mind games. Unfortunately for Joe, Nakamura is not a man who stays down when he gets taken down; in fact,...


Sakura Events On the Mat FAQ

The stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) descend on New Zealand for Sakura Events On the Mat this Saturday, November 12. NZPWI has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to bring you up to speed on everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s historic show. *** Where...


O’Reilly out, ROH title match added to Sakura card

The ROH Television Championship will be defended in New Zealand this Saturday after Kyle O’Reilly has been pulled from the Sakura Events card. An “unexpected medical issue” has prevented O’Reilly from travelling, at the advice of his doctors. As such, O’Reilly remains in the United States and will no longer...


Raw and SmackDown to air live on The Box

It’s the news New Zealand fans have been waiting for – WWE is finally airing live. Starting in December, both Raw and SmackDown will be screened at the same time as the United States, live-to-air on The Box. Raw airs Tuesdays at 2pm from December 6 with SmackDown airing Wednesdays...


WWE DVD release schedule (November 2016)

WWE Studios’ Countdown, Brock Lesnar: Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. and The Royal Rumble Ultimate Collection are some of the latest WWE DVD titles available from Madman Entertainment this month. WWE Studios’ Interrogation, Clash of Champions 2016, and Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere will be available in December.   Countdown (November...


Time Crisis last stop before IPW NBX

The concept behind Time Crisis is new to IPW. NZPWI spoke to IPW General Manager Alfred Valentine for some clarity on what to expect at Titirangi War Memorial Hall.


WWE cancels New Zealand NXT Live events

Both New Zealand WWE NXT Live events have been cancelled. No reason has been provided for the cancellation. WWE and tour promoter TEG Dainty will look to reschedule dates in the future, according to a statement on the Ticketek website. NXT was scheduled to hold events in Auckland and Wellington...


Kasey-Roberts rivalry comes to a head

Old foes Charlie Roberts and Jax Kasey clash once more this weekend for what is expected to be the final time. The pair headline APW Reckless Abandon in a two-out-of-three falls match. Kasey and Roberts have wrestled one another up and down New Zealand – most recently involved in a...


NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Hell in a Cell

Hell in a Cell can change your life – just ask Mick Foley. Yet six WWE Superstars willingly enter the demonic structure live on pay-per-view. Kevin Owens defends the WWE Universal Championship against a desperate Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns and Rusev escalate their personal feud over the United States Championship....