Category: NZ Scene

Howard defends against Roberts at NZWPW Power Play

The regular sounds of the Hutt City Musical Theatre will be replaced by those of grunts, groans and bodyslams later tonight. NZWPW Power Play, the promotion’s biggest event of the year, brings six matches to Epuni. Longtime NZWPW Champion Chad Howard defends his title against Over The Top battle royal...

Ladies Night at the IPW Training Academy

Guest contributor Maddy Perkins leaves the safety of the sidelines to see if she has what it takes to be part of Impact Pro Wrestling’s thriving women’s division. The New Zealand women’s wrestling scene is taking over. It’s impossible to imply otherwise, I’ve witnessed it bloom in front of my...

Duncan 4:16: Is Shaw right to say Duncan disgraced the title?

James Shaw has experienced a career renaissance over the last few months. He went from a long losing streak to holding championships in multiple promotions. To anyone who witnessed this firsthand, we know it was an extreme attitude change that resulted in these victories. Longtime critics of Shaw will say...

Caged Fury: IPW brings real steel to Mt Eden

One of the wonderful things about professional wrestling is that it constantly evolves. Every generation of performers is different, and what people do to each other in the pursuit of glory—or in this case, retribution—always increases in intensity. Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) has featured many climactic encounters over the years....

Barracks Cup tournament begins at SPW Fight Nights

Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) is introducing a new title to its ranks: The Barracks Cup. Named after the SPW training facility, SPW describes The Barracks Cup as “an achievement of hard work, dedication, guts and being the best“. Eight students from the SPW Academy will compete in a tournament to...

Fans Bring the Weapons at IPW NBX

Fans Bring the Weapons at IPW NBX

Christmas has come early for Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) fans, who will be treated to a triple threat for the IPW Championship in New Zealand’s most interactive match: Fans Bring the Weapons. Brook Duncan and James Shaw challenge reigning champ Curt Chaos for the title Saturday, December 17, at IPW...

Taylor Adams heads to Japan’s K-Dojo

Taylor Adams is the latest in a long line of New Zealanders to lace their boots in Japan. The 23-year-old is currently two weeks into a two month stay in Chiba, approximately 40km southeast of Tokyo. Adams is training with Kaientai Dojo (K-Dojo), the home of former WWE Light Heavyweight...

Time Crisis last stop before IPW NBX

As the saying goes, there’s no rest for the wicked. After six weeks of action at Rainbow’s End and a busy schedule at Auckland Armageddon, IPW continues its march toward Nightmare Before Xmas with Time Crisis on Saturday, November 19. The concept behind Time Crisis is new to IPW. NZPWI...

Kasey-Roberts rivalry comes to a head

Old foes Charlie Roberts and Jax Kasey clash once more this weekend for what is expected to be the final time. The pair headline APW Reckless Abandon in a two-out-of-three falls match. Kasey and Roberts have wrestled one another up and down New Zealand – most recently involved in a...

Banks battles El Patron in iPPV title bout

The eyes of the world are on Travis Banks him this morning. The Kiwi Buzzsaw will be part of the first WhatCulture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) iPPV offering, Refuse to Lose. Banks will compete for the vacant Internet Championship—a title introduced to WCPW by Eric Bischoff—in a featured bout in Newcastle....