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UNSTOPPABLE: Brock Lesnar dismantled John Cena with 16 German suplexes at SummerSlam to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. PHOTO: WWE

SummerSlam: Lesnar dominates Cena

Brock Lesnar has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after a vicious onslaught of 16 German suplexes and two F5s left John Cena incapacitated in the SummerSlam main event. Lesnar powered Cena up for an F5 seconds into the bout but the then-champ was able to kick out of Lesnar’s...


NZPWI Roundtable: SummerSlam

Brock Lesnar challenges John Cena with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line. Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon bring their intensely personal feud to an end in the form of a match. Randy Orton looks to stop Roman Reigns’ rise to the top of WWE. Dean Ambrose and Seth...


Maniacs United holds Underground 2 tomorrow

Maniacs United returns to action tomorrow night with its second annual Underground event. Underground 2 promises to be somewhat different from the standard Maniacs United experience, with three unique stipulations announced for tomorrow’s matches. JPE takes on Maniacs United General Manager Adesh Patel in a $500 Cheque on a Pole...


Throwback Thursday: WCW Road Wild (1999)

Blake Leitch looks back 15 years to the day when WCW put on their fourth, and ultimately final, edition of the Road Wild pay-per-view in NZPWI’s inaugural edition of Throwback Thursday. *** Before watching the event, I looked at the match card which looked to feature some promising matches: Rey...


Paul Heyman: Wrestling’s greatest manager?

Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman hit stores in New Zealand today, but how does Brock Lesnar’s advocate stack up against some of wrestling’s other legendary managers? Hear from Heyman himself as he compares his skills to those of Jimmy Hart, Slick, Mr Fuji, and Bobby Heenan.


Raw: Lesnar crashes the party

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman interrupted Hulk Hogan’s 61st birthday celebrations on this week’s Raw – the last before Lesnar faces Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. The WWE roster all stood on the Raw stage while “Mean” Gene Okerlund, serving as the MC in the ring...


WWE Network available in New Zealand

After months of waiting, WWE Network is now available in New Zealand as well as 170 other countries and territories throughout the world. The Network went live for audiences outside the United States at 1am this morning, giving Kiwis access to an in-depth video library including every WWE, WCW, and...


Raideen comes up short in EVOLVE Style Battle

The Style Battle is over for James Raideen, who was unable to win the four-man round-robin tournament held over the course of this weekend’s three EVOLVE iPPV events. Raideen was fired up after losing his first match in the Style Battle, and took the fight to Drew Gulak before the...


NJPW: Okada wins 24th annual G1 Climax

Kazuchika Okada won the 24th annual G1 Climax on Sunday night, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a back-and-forth battle. A rainstorm raging outside the Seibu Dome seemed to foreshadow a win for Okada, and proved accurate when Okada eventually hammered Nakamura with three Rainmaker lariats in quick succession to take the...