Category: New Zealand

NZPWI Rankings (April 2016)

The following rankings have been compiled by NZPWI taking into account results from APW Southern Stampede, IPW Championship Carnage, PWE Danger Zone, Maniacs United Open Fire, IPW Genesis, and NZWPW Belmont Series Episode 2: Revenge of the Beast.   This month Last month 1 – Brook Duncan Brook Duncan tops...

IPW: Duncan outlasts 19 to win 2016 Eliminator

Brook Duncan sent fans home happy at IPW Genesis this past weekend. Duncan eked out a win over Shane Sinclair to claim victory in the 2016 Eliminator. As a result, he has earned an IPW Championship match at the time and place of his choosing. With former winners Dal Knox and Liam Fury—and surprise entrants Daddy...

No. 1 Contenders determined in Tag Team Turmoil tonight

Eight teams compete for a shot at the KPW and NZWPW tag team titles tonight in the main event of Maniacs United Open Fire. A mixture of established teams (like El Oro Maximo & Shadow Ninja, and Rebels Inc) and new alliances (like Curtis Castlewood & Graham Hughes, and opponents-turned-partners...

Tank vs. Mana for Anzac Championship at PWE Danger Zone

Former NZWPW Champion Ben Mana has set his sights on another title. The Modern Maori Warrior will challenge Tank for the Anzac Championship in the main event of PWE Danger Zone. Mana knows he’ll be in for a fight against the tough-as-nails Tank, but claims dethroning Tank will scratch his...

Meet the man behind APW on CTV

Saturday night means the end of the week for most New Zealand wrestlers. Matches done, boots come off, halls empty, and rings return to training facilities around the country for another month. But for Tyler King, the end of a live event is just the start of what’s to come....

APW debuts on CTV with hour-long special tonight

Aftershock Pro Wrestling (APW) makes its television debut with an hour-long special on Canterbury Television (CTV) tonight from 8pm. The self-titled show, Aftershock Pro Wrestling, will introduce the Christchurch-based promotion to a wider audience as it chronicles the biggest happenings in APW over the last 12 months. The show will...

NJPW: White beats Finlay for fifth straight time

Jay White continues to build momentum in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), picking up his fifth straight win over rival David Finlay. Finlay, the son of former United States Champion Fit Finlay, took the fight to White in the opening contest of tonight’s NJPW New Japan Cup event, broadcast live on...

Roberts challenges PWE champ Stix at Rampage in Reporoa

Charlie Roberts is looking to stamp another “R” on Rampage in Reporoa tonight: “Rodeo”. Roberts, in his first PWE appearance, challenges Stix for the PWE Northland Championship. Local media coverage of the event has been heavily centred on Stix, the second titleholder in PWE’s short history. Anything less than a...

Eclipse issues open challenge for Heat Smash

Kingston Eclipse has held Maniacs United’s signature title, the Jackson Shield, for an astonishing 18 months. Having tuned back all manner of challengers, from Auckland and around the country, Eclipse will put the Jackson Shield on the line in an open challenge this Saturday, February 27, at Maniacs United Heat...

Bad Luck Fale competes for new NEVER six-man title

Bad Luck Fale has a chance to make history tonight with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). “The Underboss” will take part in a six-man tag team bout at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 for the newly-minted NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. Fale has fallen short in his last two Wrestle Kingdom...