Category: Opinion

G5: Royal Rumble, Goldberg, Raw 25, more

Which surprise entrants should be involved in the 30-Woman Royal Rumble? How does Goldberg stack up as a WWE Hall of Famer? And, with WWE Raw celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming week, which moments stick out from the show’s lengthy history? All that and more in this week’s Gimme...

NZPWI Roundtable: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

More than 30,000 fans will pack the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPW’s biggest event of the year, this Thursday, January 4. Featuring a “double main event”, Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito in the last bout of the night. And in a highly anticipated...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Hell in a Cell

Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon take their intensely personal rivalry straight to Hell in a Cell. The sadistic structure will also house The New Day and The Usos as they battle once more over the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal – with The Singh Brothers in his...

G5: No Mercy, John Cena, Mae Young Classic, more

1. Brock Lesnar beat Braun Strowman. Roman Reigns ran roughshod over John Cena. Did WWE No Mercy live up to expectations? David Dunn: I felt like the undercard over-delivered while the main event didn’t quite hit the mark. Lesnar and Strowman tore the house down at SummerSlam but left something...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE No Mercy

Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman Grady Hooker: This is going to be a good one. If anyone can get a five-star match out of Brock Lesnar it’s going to be Braun Strowman. I know that Lesnar is the final boss, but it’s time for someone to topple...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Backlash

WWE Championship: Randy Orton (c) vs. Jinder Mahal Grady: As much as I want to see the internet implode if Jinder Mahal wins, I gotta go with my head here and take the veteran, Orton. Winner: Randy Orton Mister J: As much as I want to say “You don’t hinder...

G5: Brock Lesnar, Great Balls of Fire, Okada vs. Omega, more

Brock Lesnar isn’t expected back in action until July. Who should be first in line to face The Beast Incarnate for his Universal Championship? The name of an upcoming WWE Raw pay-per-view, Great Balls of Fire has caused quite a stir. The NZPWI G5 Panel reflects on its favourite —...

My Dream Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold, WrestleMania X8

When I think of dream matches my mind flicks to clashes of generations like the Golden Era’s Hulk Hogan facing the Attitude Era’s The Rock, or The Rock taking on John Cena (twice). I also think about combat between the companies with Impact Wrestling’s AJ Styles going against WWE’s John...

My Favourite Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice, WrestleMania VIII

When it comes to wrestling prognostication these days it feels like I’d be as well tossing a coin – I’m still head-scratching over Roman Reigns clean-pinning Braun Strowman at Fastlane. However I am supremely confident in making this prediction: The second of the double main events at WrestleMania VIII won’t...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Fastlane

WWE Universal Championship: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Goldberg Mister J (60% accurate for 2017): Goldberg has certainly been showing the monster instinct since he returned. The only person he has been unable to best thus far is Kevin Owens (mainly on Twitter though, it must be said). I think, sadly,...