G5: No Mercy, John Cena, Mae Young Classic, more

1. Brock Lesnar beat Braun Strowman. Roman Reigns ran roughshod over John Cena. Did WWE No Mercy live up to expectations? David Dunn: I felt like the undercard over-delivered while the main event didn’t quite hit the mark. Lesnar and Strowman tore the house down at SummerSlam but left something...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE No Mercy

Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman Grady Hooker: This is going to be a good one. If anyone can get a five-star match out of Brock Lesnar it’s going to be Braun Strowman. I know that Lesnar is the final boss, but it’s time for someone to topple...

Raw GM Kurt Angle added to WWE Live

It’s true, it’s damn true! For the first time in 11 years, Kurt Angle returns to New Zealand. The Raw General Manager will oversee all the action when WWE Live comes to Christchurch on Wednesday, September 13. Angle was last in New Zealand in March 2006 for the Road to...

Emma Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Emma earlier this week. Starting out in WWE NXT, Emma is now a fully-fledged WWE Superstar, and can be seen on Raw every week. Emma will take part in a Six-Pack Challenge for the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Live in...

Ladies Night at the IPW Training Academy

Guest contributor Maddy Perkins leaves the safety of the sidelines to see if she has what it takes to be part of Impact Pro Wrestling’s thriving women’s division. The New Zealand women’s wrestling scene is taking over. It’s impossible to imply otherwise, I’ve witnessed it bloom in front of my...

Duncan 4:16: Is Shaw right to say Duncan disgraced the title?

James Shaw has experienced a career renaissance over the last few months. He went from a long losing streak to holding championships in multiple promotions. To anyone who witnessed this firsthand, we know it was an extreme attitude change that resulted in these victories. Longtime critics of Shaw will say...

Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Cesaro earlier this week. A former United States Champion, and Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, The Swiss Superman has stamped his mark on the WWE Universe since debuting in 2012. Currently one-half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, Cesaro...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Backlash

WWE Championship: Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal Grady: As much as I want to see the internet implode if Jinder Mahal wins, I gotta go with my head here and take the veteran, Orton. Winner: Randy Orton Mister J: As much as I want to say “You don’t hinder...

Caged Fury: IPW brings real steel to Mt Eden

One of the wonderful things about professional wrestling is that it constantly evolves. Every generation of performers is different, and what people do to each other in the pursuit of glory—or in this case, retribution—always increases in intensity. Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) has featured many climactic encounters over the years....

G5: Brock Lesnar, Great Balls of Fire, Okada vs. Omega, more

Brock Lesnar isn’t expected back in action until July. Who should be first in line to face The Beast Incarnate for his Universal Championship? The name of an upcoming WWE Raw pay-per-view, Great Balls of Fire has caused quite a stir. The NZPWI G5 Panel reflects on its favourite —...