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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...

MAN OF MANY TALENTS: The Rock puts his lip syncing skills to the test tonight on TV3. PHOTO: Spike TV

The Rock rocks out in Lip Sync Battle

The Jabroni beating, pie-eating, trailblazing, eyebrow-raising Rock adds another talent to his list tonight: Lip syncing. Dwayne Johnson features in the premiere episode of Lip Sync Battle, airing tonight at 7.30pm on TV3. Based on a popular segment from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lip Sync Battle pits two celebrities...

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UFC champ Daniel Cormier loses it at WrestleMania

Anyone who considers themselves a Seth Rollins fan should see how MMA fighter Daniel Cormier reacted to the WrestleMania 31 main event. The current UFC light heavyweight champion, who trains out of the American Kickboxing Academy gym in San Jose, watched Seth Rollins cash in his Money in the Bank...

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The Rock stars in San Andreas

Where will you be, who will you be with, when everything falls apart? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to the big screen in his latest Hollywood blockbuster, San Andreas. The Rock stars as Chief Ray Gaines, a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot who attempts to make it from LA...

OFFICER AMBROSE: Dean Ambrose returned to Raw behind the wheel of a police van, much to the dismay of Triple H. PHOTO: WWE

Raw: Ambrose makes Chamber match official

He may have left in the back of a police van, but Dean Ambrose returned to Raw in the driver’s seat to thwart The Authority’s plan and make his place in the Elimination Chamber main event official. After being goaded into granting Ambrose a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match during...

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G5: Payback, Kevin Owens, NJPW BOSJ, more

WWE Payback began a busy week for wrestling fans last Monday. How did it stack up compared to the other four WWE pay-per-view events held this year? Kevin Owens surprised everyone when he confronted John Cena on Raw, but the NXT Champion was given a taste of his own medicine...

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Twenty fight for title shot in IPW Eliminator

One of IPW’s specialty matches takes centre-stage tomorrow night as 20 men try to throw each other over the top rope and gain a contract for an IPW Championship match. In addition to The Eliminator, IPW Genesis will play host to several other significant matches. James Shaw completed an eight-year...

BACK OFF: Samoa Joe confronts Kevin Owens and saves Sami Zayn from a serious assault at NXT TakeOver. PHOTO: WWE

Joe confronts Owens at TakeOver, saves Zayn from serious assault

Samoa Joe has made his first WWE appearance, saving Sami Zayn from a brutal assault at the hands of Kevin Owens. Joe, a former NWA and TNA World Heavyweight Champion, confronted Owens in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable and prevented the NXT Champion from doing serious damage to...

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NZPWI adds four to team

NZPWI welcomes four new writers to its team as of today: Clint Fletcher, Grady Hooker, Peter Richards, and Richard Butler. All keen wrestling fans from around the country, Clint, Grady, Peter, and Richard will contribute regularly to the NZPWI Roundtable and Gimme Five. Check out their bios on the updated...

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NZPWI Roundtable: NXT Unstoppable

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will headline their second NXT TakeOver live special today (WWE Network, 12pm) as their bitter rivalry over the NXT Championship continues. In another battle of friends-turned-foes, Sasha Banks defends the NXT Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch. While the NZPWI Roundtable are almost unanimous in their...