Category: NZ Scene Features

Introducing King Fale

“I don’t think New Zealand knows much about Japanese wrestling,” says King Fale, a hulking 6’4”, 290lb part of the New Japan Pro Wrestler roster. He’s right. I hadn’t heard of King Fale until a few months ago, yet he’s been a regular with NJPW – the oldest active promotion...

Travis Banks: Potential Perfection

They call him the Peak of Perfection, one half of the reigning NZWPW Tag Team Champions, Travis Banks. He’s a nominee in the 2009 People’s Choice Awards for wrestler of the year – and debutant. Travis has only been wrestling since March of 2009, but he’s already proven himself to...

Luke Williams Interview

NZPWI’s Dion McCracken interviewed “Bushwhacker” Luke Williams in February of 2002. As one half of the successful Bushwhacker team, Luke represented New Zealand throughout the late 80s and early 90s on WWF television with partner Butch Miller. The interview focuses on Luke’s life before the WWF, growing up in Wellington...

Butch Miller Interview

Butch Miller is one half of the well-known New Zealand born and bred tag team, The Bushwhackers – undoubtedly the most successful New Zealand pro-wrestlers in history. Beginning their careers as The Sheepherders, Butch and partner Luke enjoyed success with Ted Turner’s NWA, as well as with dozens of the...