Category: NZ Scene

Tank vs. Mana for Anzac Championship at PWE Danger Zone

Former NZWPW Champion Ben Mana has set his sights on another title. The Modern Maori Warrior will challenge Tank for the Anzac Championship in the main event of PWE Danger Zone. Mana knows he’ll be in for a fight against the tough-as-nails Tank, but claims dethroning Tank will scratch his...

Meet the man behind APW on CTV

Saturday night means the end of the week for most New Zealand wrestlers. Matches done, boots come off, halls empty, and rings return to training facilities around the country for another month. But for Tyler King, the end of a live event is just the start of what’s to come....

APW debuts on CTV with hour-long special tonight

Aftershock Pro Wrestling (APW) makes its television debut with an hour-long special on Canterbury Television (CTV) tonight from 8pm. The self-titled show, Aftershock Pro Wrestling, will introduce the Christchurch-based promotion to a wider audience as it chronicles the biggest happenings in APW over the last 12 months. The show will...

NJPW: White beats Finlay for fifth straight time

Jay White continues to build momentum in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), picking up his fifth straight win over rival David Finlay. Finlay, the son of former United States Champion Fit Finlay, took the fight to White in the opening contest of tonight’s NJPW New Japan Cup event, broadcast live on...

Roberts challenges PWE champ Stix at Rampage in Reporoa

Charlie Roberts is looking to stamp another “R” on Rampage in Reporoa tonight: “Rodeo”. Roberts, in his first PWE appearance, challenges Stix for the PWE Northland Championship. Local media coverage of the event has been heavily centred on Stix, the second titleholder in PWE’s short history. Anything less than a...

Eclipse issues open challenge for Heat Smash

Kingston Eclipse has held Maniacs United’s signature title, the Jackson Shield, for an astonishing 18 months. Having tuned back all manner of challengers, from Auckland and around the country, Eclipse will put the Jackson Shield on the line in an open challenge this Saturday, February 27, at Maniacs United Heat...

Bad Luck Fale competes for new NEVER six-man title

Bad Luck Fale has a chance to make history tonight with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). “The Underboss” will take part in a six-man tag team bout at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 for the newly-minted NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. Fale has fallen short in his last two Wrestle Kingdom...

Eclipse, Henry and Mana overcome Rodeo Drive in Christchurch

Aaron Henry, Ben Mana and Kingston Eclipse sent APW fans home happy with a win over Rodeo Drive in the main event of the Christchurch promotion’s Domination event this past Saturday. All three men pulled together as a trio, dishing out the Maori Spike, the Saiyan Punch, and the Battleaxe...

Two title bouts headline Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling

Two title bouts headline Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling

The Hughes Academy of Professional Wrestling presents its final event of the year tonight, with two title bouts headlining the Live Pro Wrestling card in Kelston, Auckland. Kartik defends the Hughes Academy Championship against an as-yet-unnamed opponent, and Krystal Kayne challenges Misty for the Hughes Academy Women’s Championship. Kayne asserted...

Shaw challenges Stix for PWE title tonight

Shaw challenges Stix for PWE title tonight

James Shaw sets his sights on the PWE Northland Championship this weekend as he heads to Morrinsville to take on Stix in what will be the champ’s first title defence. Shaw has won most titles he’s had an opportunity to compete for—from the Armageddon Cup to the IPW Championship—and looks...