Category: News

SmackDown: Andrade bests Mysterio in anticipated rematch

Anticipation was high as Andrade and Rey Mysterio faced off on SmackDown Live in a rematch that did not disappoint. The WWE Universe in Birmingham, Alabama came to their feet as both Superstars traded hurricanranas, moonsaults, and all manner of lucha libre-inspired offence in an early contender for televised match...

Raw: Balor pins Cena to challenge Lesnar at Rumble

Finn Balor is going to WWE Royal Rumble – but not as he first thought. Balor won a fatal four-way match on Raw in Memphis, Tennessee, for the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. The position of number one contender belonged to Braun Strowman until a confrontation...

WWE opens UK Performance Centre in London

WWE has announced the opening of its UK Performance Centre – the first outside of the United States – at a press conference held in London, England. Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, said the UK Performance Centre was the next step...

Voting now open in the 2018 NZPWI People’s Choice Awards

It’s time to celebrate the best of 2018 with the annual NZPWI People’s Choice Awards. Cast your votes in any of the following categories (both International and New Zealand): Best Male Wrestler Best Female Wrestler Best Tag Team or Stable Best Match Best Event Best Promotion As well as our...

WWE and Sky TV extend partnership

WWE and Sky TV will continue their partnership to broadcast WWE programming live in New Zealand, both companies announced Monday. Sky’s general entertainment channels manager Rachel Thomson said she was “thrilled” to extend the relationship between Sky TV and WWE. “With our live coverage, fans won’t miss a minute of...

UFC champ Daniel Cormier calls out Brock Lesnar

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is wasting no time setting up his next fight. Cormier challenged Brock Lesnar moments after retaining his title in the main event of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon (New Zealand time). “Brock Lesnar, when you come, bring that brand new WWE...

Chris Jericho’s Fozzy bring ‘Judas Rising’ Tour to Auckland

Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy is coming to New Zealand. The heavy metal rockers will play Auckland’s Studio The Venue this Wednesday, November 7, as part of the Judas Rising Tour. Aside from the obvious Jericho-as-frontman connection, Fozzy has a long relationship with pro-wrestling. Most recently, WWE featured “Painless” from the...

Johnny Impact dethrones Aries at BFG

Johnny Impact – aka John Morrison – has capped off a roller-coaster 2018 with a world title win. Impact pinned Austin Aries following Starship Pain to become the new Impact Wrestling World Champion in the Bound For Glory main event at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. But no...

Two title matches set for NJPW KOPW

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold an historic main event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) one week from today. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega will defend his title in a rare triple threat match against both Cody and Kota Ibushi at King of Pro-Wrestling. Kushida and Marty Scurll will wrestle...

Daylight saving alters WWE broadcast times

It’s time to put your clocks forward, check your smoke alarms, and update your schedules. Daylight saving time is in effect, which means most WWE programming will air an hour later than before. New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) is 17 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET) in North America. As...