Category: New Zealand

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...

Hughes Academy to hold three Lower Hutt events in 2019

Auckland-based Hughes Academy is expanding its schedule in 2019. As well as eight events in Auckland, the Hughes Academy will hold three in Lower Hutt, it announced Saturday. Hughes Academy will hold the events, branded Saturday Night Live Pro Wrestling, at Epuni Community Hall in Lower Hutt on April 13,...

Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to New Zealand WWE NXT Superstar Dakota Kai late last week. Kai made her WWE debut as part of the Mae Young Classic last year. She is now a weekly fixture on WWE NXT, where she has battled NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler for...

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...

Ladies Night at the IPW Training Academy

Guest contributor Maddy Perkins leaves the safety of the sidelines to see if she has what it takes to be part of Impact Pro Wrestling’s thriving women’s division. The New Zealand women’s wrestling scene is taking over. It’s impossible to imply otherwise, I’ve witnessed it bloom in front of my...

Duncan 4:16: Is Shaw right to say Duncan disgraced the title?

James Shaw has experienced a career renaissance over the last few months. He went from a long losing streak to holding championships in multiple promotions. To anyone who witnessed this firsthand, we know it was an extreme attitude change that resulted in these victories. Longtime critics of Shaw will say...

Caged Fury: IPW brings real steel to Mt Eden

One of the wonderful things about professional wrestling is that it constantly evolves. Every generation of performers is different, and what people do to each other in the pursuit of glory—or in this case, retribution—always increases in intensity. Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) has featured many climactic encounters over the years....

Barracks Cup tournament begins at SPW Fight Nights

Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) is introducing a new title to its ranks: The Barracks Cup. Named after the SPW training facility, SPW describes The Barracks Cup as “an achievement of hard work, dedication, guts and being the best“. Eight students from the SPW Academy will compete in a tournament to...

Fans Bring the Weapons at IPW NBX

Fans Bring the Weapons at IPW NBX

Christmas has come early for Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) fans, who will be treated to a triple threat for the IPW Championship in New Zealand’s most interactive match: Fans Bring the Weapons. Brook Duncan and James Shaw challenge reigning champ Curt Chaos for the title Saturday, December 17, at IPW...