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Five questions with Kingston Eclipse

While the buzz around WWE Tough Enough continues to build, NZPWI put five questions to Maniacs United’s Jackson Shield holder, Kingston Eclipse, regarding his application for the reality series. Eclipse shared his thoughts on how to stand out among the thousands of applicants, whether WWE NXT will be impacted by...

UNITED: IPW Champion James Shaw congratulates new NZWPW Champion Ben Mana on his title win. PHOTO: Supplied

Mana becomes three-time champ in Wairoa

Ben Mana has become the new NZWPW Champion after defeating “Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate in front of a raucous home-town crowd in the main event of Wairoa Warzone. The Modern Maori Warrior’s win has prompted an outpouring of support from those in the New Zealand wrestling scene, including IPW Champion...


NZPWI Roundtable: Elimination Chamber

Six Superstars will be locked inside the career-altering Elimination Chamber this Monday with the vacant Intercontinental Championship up for grabs. And, for the first time ever, six tag teams will enter the Elimination Chamber to battle over WWE’s tag team title. The live event will also be a proving ground...

PEDIGREE: Seth Rollins looks to Triple H for inspiration as he lays out Dean Ambrose on SmackDown. PHOTO: WWE

SmackDown: Rollins lays out Ambrose

Dean Ambrose may have had the last laugh on Raw but it was Seth Rollins who dominated his former Shield stablemate on SmackDown. Rollins, who will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Ambrose at Elimination Chamber tomorrow, met Ambrose as part of a tag team bout in the SmackDown...

UNSTOPPABLE: Neville beat Adam Rose while his Elimination Chamber opponent, Bo Dallas, watched on Main Event. PHOTO: WWE

Main Event: Neville beats Rose, fends off Dallas

Bo Dallas had the best seat in the house to watch Neville pick up a victory in Main Event’s featured contest. Neville soared through the air with a Red Arrow to defeat Adam Rose while Dallas watched his Elimination Chamber opponent from behind the commentary table. Prior to being defeated,...


Kushida pulls ahead in NJPW BOSJ tournament

Kushida has pulled into the lead in the 22nd annual Best of the Super Juniors tournament, defeating Bobby Fish at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The match hit high gear when Kushida first attempted his Hoverboard Lock. Fish broke the hold and went on the offensive, returning fire with a Falcon...


Jay White beaten at NJPW BOSJ event

New Zealand’s Jay White suffered defeat in a tag team match during Saturday’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors event. White, 22, tagged with Tiger Mask against Barbaro Cavernario and Chase Owens. Cavernario and Owens worked together to keep White in their half of the ring and not allow him...

READY TO RUMBLE: Ben Mana challenges "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate for the NZWPW Championship tonight at Wairoa Warzone. PHOTO: NZWPW

Mana challenges Woodgate for NZWPW title

Ben Mana hopes to have everyone behind him tonight at Wairoa Warzone when he challenges “Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate for the NZWPW Championship. Mana is originally from Nuhaka, a small town roughly 30 kilometres east of Wairoa, and expects to see dozens of family and friends turn out for tonight’s...


The Rock lip syncs Taylor Swift

Didn’t catch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on TV3’s Lip Sync Battle last night? Not to worry! Check out one of the performances that let The Rock add the Lip Sync Battle Championship to his collection of world titles.


G5: Elimination Chamber, Zack Ryder, Brock Lesnar, more

Elimination Chamber will be the first event of its kind in the United States, airing exclusively on WWE Network. Does this mean WWE will place more, or less, importance on Monday’s live special? Zack Ryder wrestled his first match in some time on Raw. Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on...