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G5: Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hell in a Cell, WWE 2K15, more

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is the focal-point for wrestling fans at the Armageddon Expo this weekend. Who on the Gimme Five panel is going? Will it be Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, or John Cena vs. Randy Orton that main events Hell in a Cell? And, should that be the case?...

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Off the Mat: Michel Mulipola

When it comes to Auckland-based artist Michel Mulipola, we’ve covered a wide variety of topics here on NZPWI – specifically his love of comics, his artistic ability and that tendency to beat up people in the ring as IPW’s Liger. For fans of the Strong Style Supervillain, it’s been entertaining...

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Gene Snitsky turns up the pressure

He used to be famous for putting the pressure on his opponents inside the ring, but now former WWE Superstar Gene Snitsky makes his living a different way, as a spokesperson for the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Just remember, if you’re left feeling insatiably hungry after watching this video, it...

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Raw: Rollins storms toward Hell in a Cell

Days from Hell in a Cell, Seth Rollins made the biggest impact of all four men set to enter the demonic structure on Raw. After WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley visited Raw to warn Dean Ambrose and Rollins of the dangers they will face inside Hell in a Cell,...

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Headlocked: The Last Territory

Comics based on professional wrestling have generally varied greatly in quality. Usually that quality hovers from “Yeesh, this is… not good” to “I need brain bleach”. Their maligned existence is strange when you think about it, given that sports-entertainment is pretty much exactly like an old-school superhero comic. Good and...

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G5: Brock Lesnar, Bound For Glory, Bullet Club, more

Brock Lesnar looks to be out of action until 2015. Does the lack of a WWE Champion create a lack of interest in WWE’s upcoming pay-per-view events? TNA held Bound For Glory in Tokyo, Japan, earlier this week. After this year’s offering, is the pay-per-view still TNA’s signature event? NJPW’s...

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Battle Scars: Fury bests Valentine

Fury is still the IPW Champion after a hard-fought battle with Alfred Valentine this past Saturday. Fury made his way to the ring for the Battle Scars main event accompanied by the leader of The Investment, Daniel Burnell, but Valentine was not alone as he had former IPW Commissioner Dion...

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Throwback Thursday: No Way Out (2004)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. October 9 is a little bit sparse in terms of wrestling moments, but of those few, it does include some big ones; from the birth of WWE legend Eddie Guerrero, to a Cruiserweight Championship victory for Billy...

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Storm vies for WarZone Women’s Championship

New Zealand-born Storm will be part of a historic match tomorrow night. Melbourne’s WarZone Wrestling is introducing a brand-new women’s championship, and Storm is one of four women who will vie for the title. “I’ve wanted to work for WarZone for years, and now I finally get to, and it’s...

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Maniacs United: Eclipse vows to take out JPE

Kingston Eclipse has vowed to take out Maniacs United’s OCD faction one by one, and JPE is next on the Jackson Shield holder’s hit-list. Eclipse and JPE will meet in the main event of Reined In 1 tomorrow night. While the Jackson Shield is scheduled to be on the line,...