Category: Interviews

Bayley making history at forefront of WWE women’s evolution

Monday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view was historic for WWE. For the first time, six women entered the imposing structure, which towered over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at nearly eight metres tall. The pressure of the moment didn’t faze Bayley. “I honestly felt comfortable as soon as the bell rang,”...

Shawn Michaels Interview

Revered by his fans and his peers in equal measure, Shawn Michaels is one of the most iconic WWE Superstars of all time. A former four-time world champion, Michaels wowed crowds worldwide with his inimitable style over the course of a 22 year career — earning the nicknames “The Showstopper”...

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-match exclusively on its new Twitch channel. “It kinda sucks it’s not gonna be on national television but at...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Murphy Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE NXT Superstar Murphy earlier this week. Originally from Australia, Murphy is a regular fixture on WWE NXT, and will be part of the first-ever NXT tour of Australia and New Zealand this December. Murphy spoke to NZPWI’s David Dunn about the upcoming...