Category: News

Wrestling Spectacular director talks Bushwhackers on LiveSport

With New Zealanders still buzzing about The Bushwhackers, film-maker Adam Simpson will appear on Radio LiveSport tomorrow morning to discuss the pair’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. Mr Simpson is the director of Wrestling Spectacular: A Kiwi Century on the Mat, an upcoming documentary which will examine the...

Blizzard disrupts Raw broadcast for NZ

Winter Storm Juno is causing problems with this week’s Raw broadcast for more countries than just the United States. The same storm which led the Connecticut governor to impose a curfew for non-essential travel and led to the cancellation of yesterday’s live event in Hartford has also delayed transmission of...

SummerSlam: Lesnar dominates Cena

Brock Lesnar has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after a vicious onslaught of 16 German suplexes and two F5s left John Cena incapacitated in the SummerSlam main event. Lesnar powered Cena up for an F5 seconds into the bout but the then-champ was able to kick out of Lesnar’s...

WWE Network available in New Zealand

After months of waiting, WWE Network is now available in New Zealand as well as 170 other countries and territories throughout the world. The Network went live for audiences outside the United States at 1am this morning, giving Kiwis access to an in-depth video library including every WWE, WCW, and...

NJPW: Okada wins 24th annual G1 Climax

Kazuchika Okada won the 24th annual G1 Climax on Sunday night, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a back-and-forth battle. A rainstorm raging outside the Seibu Dome seemed to foreshadow a win for Okada, and proved accurate when Okada eventually hammered Nakamura with three Rainmaker lariats in quick succession to take the...

WWE Network launches in New Zealand this month

The WWE Network will be available in New Zealand in just over one week. WWE announced the launch date for the Network in New Zealand, and 170 other locations, in its second-quarter earnings report, released Friday, August 1. The relevant section of the report reads: International Availability: The Company plans...

Cena wins 15th world title at Money in the Bank

John Cena has become a 15-time world champion after claiming the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Monday’s Money in the Bank event in Boston. With a hometown crowd backing him, as well as millions watching on pay-per-view around the world, Cena overcame The Authority’s alliance of Kane and Randy...

EY retains against odds at Slammiversary

Eric Young remains TNA World Heavyweight Champion after retaining his title against Austin Aries and Bobby Lashley in the Slammiversary main event. Although both Aries and Lashley had to make it through qualifying matches to advance to the steel cage title bout, Young’s championship advantage was definitely removed facing two...

TNA Slammiversary available to rent

TNA Slammiversary, celebrating 12 years of TNA Wrestling, is now available to rent via YouTube. New Zealanders can rent the pay-per-view, held yesterday in Dallas, Texas, for $51.49 from the Impact Wrestling YouTube channel. Eric Young defends the TNA World Heavyweight Championship inside a steel cage in the Slammiversary main...

Eric Young talks Slammiversary, versatility, world title, more

TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young took part in a conference call last Thursday to promote the TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view. Young will defend his title in a triple threat steel cage match at the event in Dallas, Texas today. On being versatile: “I’ve been on TV every week for over...