Author: David Dunn

RVD returns to Impact Wrestling for United We Stand

United We Stand represents a new start for Rob Van Dam. With the ink still wet on an Impact Wrestling contract, some six years after RVD’s last appearance in what was then TNA, it’s time to do business again. “I’m still – just like always – interested in good business,...

Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw

Former Universal Champion Roman Reigns will return to Raw today (2pm NZDT, Sky 5) for the first time in four months, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced on Friday. “@WWERomanReigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) will address the status of his fight with leukemia [sic] this Monday on Raw,” McMahon tweeted. .@WWERomanReigns (aka...

WWE NXT standout Ricochet takes flight at Halftime Heat

Despite wrestling for 15 years, it’s still hard for Ricochet to comprehend working with Shawn Michaels at the WWE Performance Center. “There’s really no words to even describe that,” he told NZPWI during a media conference call. “It’s just unbelievable for me to not even just meet him but have...

Northland rockers Alien Weaponry provide theme for NXT TakeOver

Kiwi music enthusiasts have heard a familiar sound on WWE NXT this month. Northland thrash metal trio Alien Weaponry’s Holding My Breath is an official theme of NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, and has been played extensively on WWE programming. Bass player Ethan Trembath told NZPWI the band was on tour in...

Sheamus praises Cesaro ahead of Rumble clash with McMahon, Miz

At WWE TLC 2009, Sheamus teetered on the top rope alongside WWE Champion John Cena. The Celtic Warrior pushed Cena backwards as he himself fell to the floor. Cena smashed through a table – handing Sheamus the WWE Championship. The win would be Sheamus’ first of 11 different title reigns...

Sasha Banks excited for Rousey at WWE Royal Rumble

Sasha Banks is no stranger to firsts. The Legit Boss has etched her name in the history books in the first women’s Hell in a Cell, Royal Rumble, and Elimination Chamber matches (among others) over the course of her six years in WWE. When Banks, 26, arrives at WWE Royal...

SPW Southern Rumble 2019 to be ‘super show’ with Australia’s MCW

Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) has announced details of its most anticipated event of 2019. This year’s Southern Rumble will take place at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill, on Saturday, July 13. Southern Rumble 2018 drew more than 1,200 people to ILT Stadium. It hosted matches with Tenille Dashwood and Will...