Category: NZ Scene

Mercer returns to Australia, wrestles for MCW tonight

New Zealand’s Slade Mercer returns to Australia after two years in the United Kingdom and will make his Victorian debut tonight at MCW’s aptly-named New Horizons event. His opponent has yet to be announced. Mercer, now residing in Melbourne, was welcomed back to the Australian wrestling scene with a loss...

Evie, Fury, Kingi and Shaw on PWA card tonight

IPW’s Evie, James Shaw and Liam Fury cross the Tasman to join Kingi in Sydney, Australia tonight for PWA’s Road to Ruin event. Evie wrestles the most significant match of the four New Zealanders, defending her PWWA Championship against Shazza McKenzie. Evie has held the PWWA Championship since August 2013...

Hughes Academy holds second annual tournament tomorrow

Eight men will compete for the opportunity to challenge Shane Sinclair for the Hughes Academy Cup tomorrow night in Auckland. Live Pro Wrestling will host an eight-man tournament, with wrestlers from all over the country converging on the Kelston Community Centre. Charlie Roberts and Graham Hughes, who took part in...

NZPWI Rankings (May 2014)

This month Last month 1 2 TnT TnT set a new standard for New Zealand tag team wrestling with their ladder match win over The Agents of Change at New Heights in May. The men from Ghetto State 828 reclaimed the IPW tag team titles to bring their feud with...

Evie Interview

Evie Interview

NZPWI sat down with Evie following IPW New Heights last month to discuss the IPW Women’s Champion’s whirlwind 2014. The 26-year-old spent the first three months of the year in Japan where she wrestled for Kyoko Inoue’s World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana promotion, and main-evented the fifth annual Joshi 4 Hope...

Two new tag bouts announced for Escalation

Things are indeed escalating between The Investment and The Origin with a big feature three-on-two handicap match announced for IPW’s aptly-named Escalation event next month. As a result of the Origin’s involvement in the New Heights main event, Alexander and Alfred Valentine will take on the team of Vinny Dunn...

NZWPW Championship match added to Hughes Academy event

Ben Mana will defend the NZWPW Championship against Chad Howard and “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn at the Hughes Academy’s Live Pro Wrestling event next week. “I am honoured to make history as the first NZWPW Heavyweight Champion to defend the NZWPW title in Auckland,” Mana told NZPWI. “It won’t be an...

Mana bests Hotaru at Retribution

NZWPW Champion Ben Mana showed Hotaru just what it takes to be one of New Zealand wrestling’s best at Maniacs United’s Retribution event this past Saturday, May 31. Mana pulled out all the stops to defeat the South African high-flyer, and deviated from his usual, rule-following self. Mana refused to...

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan coming to Auckland Armageddon

WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan will join Impact Pro Wrestling at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland this year. Famous for his 2×4 length of wood and staunch patriotism, Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 after a 30-plus-year career. Duggan won the first ever...