Category: NZ Scene

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Accepting Challenges: Brewer Fears Sayers

RJ Brewer has captured the attention of the New Zealand pro-wrestling scene, especially Paul Sayers. When Brewer issued an open challenge on August 3, Sayers responded with a video of his own. The 23-year-old is now one of 12 contenders vying to face Brewer at Sakura Events On the Mat...

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Maniacs United: Sayers wins Jackson Shield

“That Young Warrior” Paul Sayers earned a new moniker this past weekend: Jackson Shield holder. Sayers defeated Blaze and Charlie Roberts for the title at Maniacs Strike Back in Auckland on Saturday night. The Jackson Shield is the first singles championship Sayers has held in his 10-year career. He becomes...

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SPW On Demand launches on Pivotshare

Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) is now available to fans outside of the South Island. The promotion has launched a subscription video on demand channel, powered by Pivotshare. The channel currently features all five SPW events, with more content to come. Videos can be rented and streamed, bought and downloaded, or...