Category: Opinion

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...

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...

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....

Review: See No Evil (2006)

WWE Studios’ first feature film, See No Evil, has just landed on Netflix, making it the perfect time to revisit this… cinematic masterpiece? I might regret this. Everybody who was watching WWE in 2006 remembers at least something about See No Evil. A movie seared into most fans’ memories due...

G5: Clash of Champions, Total Bellas, Sakura Events, more

We’re almost a week removed from Clash of Champions. How did Raw’s first pay-per-view since the WWE Draft stack up? Total Bellas premieres on E! this week. How interested are most people in the Bella Twins’ Total Divas spin-off? Plus, now Bad Luck Fale won’t be getting an IWGP Heavyweight...

CM Punk: When Winners Lose

He never had a chance. Not in the fight, anyway. But that’s not the point, is it? That’s why he won. CM Punk trained constantly for two years. He fought through various injuries and setbacks but kept pushing himself. Even though there was no way to actually be ready. He’d...

G5: SummerSlam weekend, WWE Live, live events, more

The biggest party of the [American] summer goes down this Monday, with numerous events to surround it. Which wrestling shows are on our schedules this weekend? WWE Live returned to New Zealand last week. What did everyone think of the show? We’re also discussing our best experiences at live events,...

Blog: Back in the days of kayfabe

Back in the days of kayfabe, wrestling was easy to understand. One was the bad guy, the other was a good guy. You cheered for the good guy, you booed the bad guy. Back before I even knew what “face” and “heel” meant the world was a simpler place. But...