Category: 2006-2010

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Layla Interview

It was NZPWI’s privilege last Friday to speak to WWE Diva, Layla. The 2006 Diva Search winner, Layla has gone on to compete on all three WWE brands. With a strong background in dance, she was one third of the Extreme Exposé dancers on ECW, and from there went on...

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Mickie James Interview

It was NZPWI’s privilege last Thursday morning to chat with WWE Diva’s Champion, Mickie James. Mickie debuted on RAW in October of 2005, fresh from OVW training and a stint in TNA. Straight into an angle with Trish Stratus, Mickie has gone on to become a 4-time WWE Women’s Champion,...

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The Miz Interview

Self-proclaimed awesome chick-magnet The Miz says he’s looking forward to returning to New Zealand with Raw, citing the very entertaining match he and John Morrison had in front of New Zealand fans when they took on Finlay and Hornswoggle during last year’s SmackDown/ECW tour. No stranger to TV before his...

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Chris Masters Interview

NZPWI had the privilege of sitting down with former WWE star “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters over coffee, croissants and CNN early Tuesday morning. Masters made a name for himself in WWE with the Masterlock Challenge, which proved nearly unbreakable and left a who’s who of Superstars in its path. Since...

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Maria Interview

It was NZPWI’s privilege on Thursday morning to speak to WWE Diva Maria. From ditzy backstage interviewer to no-nonsense in-ring competitor, Maria has proven herself to be one of WWE’s most versatile Divas. Her beauty and charm belie a tough attitude and fierce determination. Trained under the watchful eye of...

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Beth Phoenix Interview

It was NZPWI’s privilege on Friday morning to speak to the WWE Women’s Champion, the Glamazon, Beth Phoenix. Having wrestled both men and women throughout the States and Canada before undertaking training in OVW, Beth has garnered a reputation for her toughness, her strength and her ability. A broken jaw...

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Santino Marella Interview

It was NZPWI’s privilege on Thursday to speak to the WWE Intercontinental Champion, Santino Marella. Due out here with Raw in July next year, Marella, aka Anthony Carelli, reveals Auckland is a place he’s always wanted to visit. Marella made a splash with his WWE debut, defeating Umaga for the...

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MVP Interview

One of the most hyped acquisitions in WWE, SmackDown’s Montel Vontavious Porter – better known as MVP – has already had quite the impact on WWE, despite his brief tenure. MVP already has two titles to his name, one of them the WWE Tag Team Championship with long-time rival Matt...

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Kofi Kingston Interview

Though a relative newcomer to WWE, ECW star Kofi Kingston has already made his mark as one of the most exciting athletes on the roster. A series of matches with Shelton Benjamin – including one in Auckland and one in Christchurch – has showcased what a versatile talent Kofi Kingston...