Category: News

Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw

Former Universal Champion Roman Reigns will return to Raw today (2pm NZDT, Sky 5) for the first time in four months, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced on Friday. “@WWERomanReigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) will address the status of his fight with leukemia [sic] this Monday on Raw,” McMahon tweeted. .@WWERomanReigns (aka...

Northland rockers Alien Weaponry provide theme for NXT TakeOver

Kiwi music enthusiasts have heard a familiar sound on WWE NXT this month. Northland thrash metal trio Alien Weaponry’s Holding My Breath is an official theme of NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, and has been played extensively on WWE programming. Bass player Ethan Trembath told NZPWI the band was on tour in...

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...