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WWE Champion AJ Styles

WWE Fastlane: Styles retains title, advances to WrestleMania

John Cena’s WrestleMania future remains unknown, but AJ Styles is going to New Orleans, Louisiana as WWE Champion. Styles overcame five hungry challengers to retain his title in the main event of WWE Fastlane earlier today. The biggest question heading into the Six-Pack Challenge was whether Kevin Owens and Sami...

WWE, Maori Television

WWE programming free-to-air on Māori TV

WWE and Māori Television have announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown, free-to-air in English and te reo Māori. The one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown will be complemented by This Week in WWE and The WWE Experience. A te reo Māori version of WWE...

Goldberg to be inducted into WWE HOF

Who’s next? Goldberg! The former world champion is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Goldberg, 51, was one of the most popular stars of the 90s, and propelled WCW to success thanks in part to his 173-match win streak. A former Atlanta Falcons player...

WWE announces first-ever women’s Royal Rumble

WWE will make history on January 29 (New Zealand time) when it holds the first-ever all-women’s Royal Rumble match. Female Superstars will battle in the iconic match for a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the groundbreaking announcement during today’s Raw broadcast from Providence, Rhode Island....

AJ Styles

Styles overcomes Mahal at WWE Clash

A relentless assault on AJ Styles’ ribs didn’t stop Styles retaining his WWE Championship. Styles overcame a motivated Jinder Mahal in the main event of WWE Clash of Champions in Boston yesterday afternoon. Mahal, using his guaranteed rematch since losing the WWE Championship to Styles in England, took the fight...

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...