Category: Opinion

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...

G5: Survivor Series, MMA, Sting, more

The WWE Universe is guaranteed a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series this Monday when Alberto Del Rio, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, and Roman Reigns face off in the final stages of a 16-man tournament. Was this the right way for WWE to go after Seth Rollins’ injury?...

Review: WWE 2K16 (PS4 & Xbox One)

Our faithful annual wrestling title has arrived. With Stone Cold Steve Austin as the cover star and lead character in the game’s lone Showcase, you’ll hear the sound of breaking glass quite a lot as you traverse this year’s addition. Although whether that noise is the arrival of the Texas...

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,...

G5: Tough Enough, Jeff Jarrett, Japan, more

WWE Tough Enough is into its third week, with two competitors already eliminated. How does Tough Enough stack up compared to previous seasons of the show, and who are we predicting will wind up with the $250,000 contracts? Jeff Jarrett made his return to TNA at Slammiversary on Monday, winning...

Gimme Five: Special ‘True or False?’ Edition

There’s lots 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. Dean...

G5: Elimination Chamber, Zack Ryder, Brock Lesnar, more

Elimination Chamber will be the first event of its kind in the United States, airing exclusively on WWE Network. Does this mean WWE will place more, or less, importance on Monday’s live special? Zack Ryder wrestled his first match in some time on Raw. Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on...

G5: Payback, Kevin Owens, NJPW BOSJ, more

WWE Payback began a busy week for wrestling fans last Monday. How did it stack up compared to the other four WWE pay-per-view events held this year? Kevin Owens surprised everyone when he confronted John Cena on Raw, but the NXT Champion was given a taste of his own medicine...

G5: Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe, Ronda Rousey, more

Extreme Rules takes place tomorrow. Where does the event rank among WWE’s pay-per-view offerings? Samoa Joe could be headed to WWE NXT – but will he be able to make his mark in the talent-dense roster? The fallout of Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania appearance is still being felt, with rumours flying...

Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania VII (1991)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! March 26 was a day of highs and lows in the world of professional wrestling; from Fred Blassie winning the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship in 1957 only to have it immediately vacated due to controversy, to...