Category: Interviews

Randy Orton Interview

Randy Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history at just 24 years of age. The grandson of Bob Orton Sr and son of “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr, Randy quickly stepped out of the shadow of his family and forged a name for himself in WWE. Aligning himself with...

Raven Interview

Raven Interview

One of the true enigmas of professional wrestling, Raven (aka Scott Levy) captured his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship at TNA Slammiversary in June 2005, and is one of the few men to have seen success in World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling and now Total Nonstop...

AJ Styles Interview

AJ Styles Interview

He’s TNA’s first Grand Slam champion, and is considered by wrestling purists around the world as one of the greatest wrestlers of the modern. This Sunday in the US he will be challenging current TNA champion Jeff Jarrett at Hard Justice, live on pay-per-view, in a match that is sure...

Kurt Angle Interview

Kurt Angle Interview

On May 12 2005, just over a week out from Judgment Day, NZPWI had the pleasure of speaking with WWE Superstar Kurt Angle. Angle is set to take on Booker T. at the event which will air LIVE on Sky Box Office on Monday May 23 from 12pm. Angle, who...

Bradshaw Interview

Bradshaw Interview

James Cardno met with WWE wrestler John “Bradshaw” Layfield in the middle of the Mania Pro Wrestling ring in Sandringham, Auckland. Bradshaw’s disarming honesty and warm, yet blunt, demeanour is in stark contradiction to his character of a dumb, beer-drinking wrestling hoss. At the time of the interview, Bradshaw was...

Mick Foley Interview

Mick Foley Interview

NZPWI writer James Cardno had the pleasure of talking to wrestling icon Mick Foley in October 2003. Foley was doing publicity for his book Tietam Brown (Random House, $34.95), but managed to speak for nearly an hour about a range of subjects. This interview covers Foley’s thoughts on his writing,...

Sting Interview

Sting Interview

On May 16th, NZPWI Editor Dion McCracken had the honour of speaking with former seven time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Sting. Sting spoke freely of his career, from entering the business, to the nWo years, to the demise of WCW and addressed rumours regarding his WWE status. Sting will be...

Bret Hart Interview

On May 7, 2003, NZPWI’s James Cardno had the privilege of interviewing one of the true legends and icons of wrestling, Bret “Hitman” Hart. A much-loved veteran of the sport, Hart has been entertaining audiences for over two decades. Bret, who was set to perform in Auckland as part of...