Category: NZ Scene Features

Paul Sayers Interview

“That Young Warrior” Paul Sayers is stepping away from the ring after last Saturday’s NZWPW Live Pro Wrestling event, putting his eight-year career on hold to tend to some nagging health issues. Sayers lost to Chad Howard in NZWPW’s first tables match, the main event of the night, as well...

KPW Women’s Champion Scarlett talks her big break

NZWPW’s Brooklyn Brawl show on April 11th should have been a stellar night for Scarlett. She was set to overcome the odds in a triple threat match against tough competitors, Misty and JPE. Overcome them she did, but not before an injury to her ankle mid-match changed the entire complexion...

Changing of the guard

IPW’s Agents of Change are on the verge of a life-changing event. New Heights will either be the night that plays host to the defining performance of their careers, or the thing to break them – both figuratively and literally. Aaron Henry and Jakob Cross face Lil T and TK...

Steve Wrigley Interview

Former IPW Head of Live Events Steve Wrigley has officially parted ways with Impact Pro Wrestling. Mr Wrigley joined IPW as the Head of Live Events after the promotion was resurrected in July of this year, and served in the role until his departure this December. A scheduling conflict forced...

Travis Banks Interview

Travis Banks finally has a chance to reclaim the IPW Championship tomorrow night at Nightmare Before Xmas. Banks, who first won the title at A Decade of Impact, was stripped of his belt when IPW relaunched in July, and had to watch on from the United States of America as...

Vinny Dunn Interview

IPW New Zealand Heavyweight Champion “Te Tahi” Vinny Dunn defends his title against Travis Banks in a Fans Bring the Weapons bout at IPW Nightmare Before Xmas. Dunn is a four-time IPW Champion, and has competed in four Fans Bring the Weapons matches in the past, with next Saturday’s main...

Joel Clementson: Pride of the South

Inside his family home in Nelson, a young Joel Clementson walked into the lounge. It was the late 1980s, and an image of Andre the Giant flashed across his TV screen; Clementson was instantly captivated. He asked his parents what they were watching. “It’s too violent,” they responded, “go back...

On the mat and between the panels

“I find inspiration in everything. With comic books, everything around me is inspiration: people, friends, family, conversations, comic books, TV, movies, cartoons, music. With wrestling, I find inspiration from my favourite wrestlers like The Great Muta and Mitsuharu Misawa. Also matches on the internet can inspire me to try something...

Evie: Going for Gold

When she first began training to be a female wrestler, Evie had nothing to fight for. Now, five years on, the 24-year-old is in the thick of two women’s championship tournaments. After reigning PWWA champion Madison Eagles suffered an injury late last year, Evie was one of eight women invited...

Miss Sara Jay comes home

KPW Grudge Night takes place tonight at Wellington High School, with a series of grudge matches between bitter rivals. One match will be of trans-Tasman importance though, as Nurse Payne takes on Miss Sara Jay – representing Australia’s Gold Coast. Sara has not always lived in Australia. In fact, she...