Category: Opinion

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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...

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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 —...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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NZPWI Roundtable: Elimination Chamber

WWE Championship, Elimination Chamber Match: John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz Mister J (63% accurate at Royal Rumble): Since his arrival in WWE, Bray Wyatt has been the “on the verge” guy. The guy who the fans took...

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NZPWI Roundtable: Royal Rumble

The Road to WrestleMania begins today at the 30th annual Royal Rumble. More than 50,000 fans will pack the San Antonio Alamodome as 30 WWE Superstars compete for a chance to headline the biggest event of the year. Both the WWE Universal and WWE World Championships will be on the...

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G5: ‘True or False?’ with Benjamin Keen

There’s a lot to discuss in this week’s Gimme Five but this time we’re doing it with a twist: True or False? Our contributors will be faced with five statements to which they must respond either “True” or “False”. There’s no room for shades of grey in this week’s answers....

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE TLC

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE TLC

All manner of weapons are legal throughout the course of the night at WWE’s annual destruction derby when the Superstars of SmackDown do battle at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. AJ Styles looks to climb out of the James Ellsworth-induced rut he’s been stuck in since Survivor Series when...

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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Survivor Series

What started as a possibility only in WWE 2K17 transpires today at the 30th annual Survivor Series when Brock Lesnar takes on Goldberg in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Plus, Survivor Series gets back to its roots with three Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Matches pitting Raw and SmackDown against each other. The...