Category: Blog

Blog: So close, but yet so very, very far

I’ve been shouting at television screens while watching wrestling for longer than I can remember. It’s omnipresent in my life – through my writing, my conversations, my game-playing and my watching habits. But I’ve never been as close to giving up on it than I was after watching WWE Survivor...

Blog: My First Time

Are you on the fence about attending either of tonight’s live pro wrestling events? NZPWI’s Richard Butler recalls his first time at live wrestling, and thoroughly recommends the experience.   I have been following professional wrestling for around 10 years; I started watching during the Road to WrestleMania 21. However,...

Headlocked: The Last Territory

Comics based on professional wrestling have generally varied greatly in quality. Usually that quality hovers from “Yeesh, this is… not good” to “I need brain bleach”. Their maligned existence is strange when you think about it, given that sports-entertainment is pretty much exactly like an old-school superhero comic. Good and...

WWE Net-Twerk: Does WWE’s hot new thing sizzle?

Vince McMahon is a trailblazer. Sometimes that works: WWE. Sometimes that doesn’t: XFL, WBF, WWE Studios, anything else that isn’t WWE. So, here goes the latest endeavour. One that has to work, because once you go “over the top” you can’t… go… back under the… top. Look, I don’t really...

Five reality show ideas for WWE Network

Your benevolent editor David Dunn has kindly allowed me to contribute a guest blog on the recently relaunched NZPWI. For those of you who are newish around these parts, I was a regular columnist on this site from about 2002 until 2007, when my waning interest in the direction WWE...

WrestleMania 10 in 10: Edge vs. Mick Foley, WrestleMania 22

We’re three days away from WrestleMania XXX, and NZPWI is counting down the 10 best matches from the last 10 years of the showcase of the immortals. We’re covering 10 different matches featuring 13 different superstars held at seven different WrestleManias over the past decade. Will your favourite make the...

WrestleMania 10 in 10: Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker, WrestleMania XXVI

We’re five days away from WrestleMania XXX, and NZPWI is counting down the 10 best matches from the last 10 years of the showcase of the immortals. We’re covering 10 different matches featuring 13 different superstars held at seven different WrestleManias over the past decade. Will your favourite make the...

WrestleMania 10 in 10: Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 21

We’re five days out from WrestleMania XXX, and NZPWI is counting down the 10 best matches from the last 10 years of the showcase of the immortals. We’re covering 10 different matches featuring 13 different superstars held at seven different WrestleManias over the past decade. Will your favourite make the...

WrestleMania 10 in 10: Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk, WrestleMania XXVI

We’re six days out from WrestleMania XXX, and NZPWI is counting down the 10 best matches from the last 10 years of the showcase of the immortals. We’re covering 10 different matches featuring 13 different superstars held at seven different WrestleManias over the past decade. Will your favourite make the...