Author: David Dunn

Sasha Banks ready to make history at Raw 25 and WWE Royal Rumble

WWE Raw celebrates its 25th anniversary next week with a special broadcast from New York City. For Sasha Banks, the historic milestone is cause for concern. “I can’t believe it’s been 25 years already—that’s how old I am, so it makes me feel old.” The former four-time Raw Women’s Champion...

Too violent for TV: Sami Callihan prepares for Barbed Wire Massacre

Labelled “too violent for TV”, Impact Wrestling’s Barbed Wire Massacre 3 won’t be shown with the rest of its weekly broadcast in the United States. Instead, the promotion will air the much-talked-about-match exclusively on its new Twitch channel. “It kinda sucks it’s not gonna be on national television but at...

Goldberg to be inducted into WWE HOF

Who’s next? Goldberg! The former world champion is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Goldberg, 51, was one of the most popular stars of the 90s, and propelled WCW to success thanks in part to his 173-match win streak. A former Atlanta Falcons player...

Charlotte Flair

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair earlier this week. Daughter of 16-time world champion and WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Charlotte made her WWE debut in 2013. In little over four years, she has gone on to hold the Divas, Women’s,...

WWE announces first-ever women’s Royal Rumble

WWE will make history on January 29 (New Zealand time) when it holds the first-ever all-women’s Royal Rumble match. Female Superstars will battle in the iconic match for a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the groundbreaking announcement during today’s Raw broadcast from Providence, Rhode Island....

Howard defends against Roberts at NZWPW Power Play

The regular sounds of the Hutt City Musical Theatre will be replaced by those of grunts, groans and bodyslams later tonight. NZWPW Power Play, the promotion’s biggest event of the year, brings six matches to Epuni. Longtime NZWPW Champion Chad Howard defends his title against Over The Top battle royal...

Gail Kim Interview

After almost two decades in professional wrestling, Gail Kim is a bona fide Hall of Famer. Impact Wrestling inducted Kim into its Hall of Fame in 2016, corroborating her career and contributions to the company. “I always joked around that once that happened that was my sign to retire,” she...

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...

WWE returns to Christchurch in September

WWE returns to New Zealand to present WWE Live this September. The Superstars of WWE Raw will be in action on Wednesday, September 13 at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 27. Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor are currently advertised for WWE...

Mark Henry Interview

As soon as you hear Mark Henry’s theme song there’s little doubt: somebody’s gonna get their ass kicked. “I talked to the guys [who recorded the song] and kind of told them the story of how I became me,” Henry said. “I grew up in an environment where you had...