Category: News

Raw and SmackDown to air live on The Box

It’s the news New Zealand fans have been waiting for – WWE is finally airing live. Starting in December, both Raw and SmackDown will be screened at the same time as the United States, live-to-air on The Box. Raw airs Tuesdays at 2pm from December 6 with SmackDown airing Wednesdays...

CM Punk enters the Octagon at UFC 203

Former WWE Champion CM Punk makes his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut today. Punk fights 2-0 welterweight Mickey Gall in a featured bout on the pay-per-view card of UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem. It’s been a long road to the Octagon for the 37-year-old. Punk signed with the UFC in...

Technical error delays WWE Raw

A technical error has delayed the New Zealand air-date for WWE Raw this week. Fans tuned into The Box expecting to watch the latest episode of WWE’s flagship show earlier today but were instead met with a replay of last week’s episode. “Unfortunately viewers will have to wait until Saturday...

NJPW G1 Climax 26 begins tonight in Tokyo

It’s arguably the most anticipated time of the year for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) fans. The 26th annual G1 Climax begins tonight in Tokyo, Japan. First officially held in 1991, but with a loose history that can be traced back to 1974, the G1 Climax is a round-robin style tournament....

Lesnar promoted to UFC 200 main event

Brock Lesnar’s fight will now be the main event of the UFC 200 pay-per-view this Sunday. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promoted Lesnar vs. New Zealand’s Mark Hunt to the top spot on the card after former headliner Jon Jones allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition...

Galloway and Lashley headline TNA Slammiversary

Drew Galloway defends the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Lashley in the main event of TNA Slammiversary today. The champ puts his title on the line under modified rules, with wins only able to come via knockout or submission. On the surface, this stipulation would seem to favour Lashley. The...

Big E: ‘I’m very excited about NXT TakeOver’

WWE Tag Team Champion Big E is looking forward to today’s NXT TakeOver event but might have to watch it after it’s aired. “I don’t know if I’m going to see it live,” he admitted. “I just got home and my power is weird. For some reason half of the...

Founder Dion McCracken leaves NZPWI

After more than 16 years as the website’s owner, Dion McCracken has announced his departure from NZPWI. McCracken founded NZPWI in 1999 with intent to increase the profile of pro-wrestling in New Zealand, and be the voice of New Zealand pro-wrestling fans. Under McCracken’s leadership, NZPWI has secured interviews with...

Elimination match headlines NJPW Road to Dominion

A rare elimination match headlines tonight’s NJPW Road to Dominion event at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, pitting five members of the Chaos stable against their Dominion opponents. Kazushi Sakuraba, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Yoshi-Hashi collide with Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Katsuyori Shibata, Togi Makabe, and Tomoaki Honma...

TNA Slammiversary available on PPV

TNA Slammiversary available on PPV

TNA Slammiversary will be available live on pay-per-view in New Zealand tomorrow, June 29, via the Flipps app. The event, celebrating TNA’s 13th anniversary, will be headlined by a five-man King of the Mountain match, pitting Bobby Roode, Drew Galloway, Eric Young, Matt Hardy, and a returning Jeff Jarrett against...