Category: Opinion

G5: WWE WrestleMania 32 Special

With WrestleMania 32 right around the corner we take a closer look at WWE’s marquee event in this week’s Gimme Five. With at least three matches worthy of top billing which will—and which should—go on last at AT&T Stadium? In addition to WrestleMania 32, NXT TakeOver: Dallas and a series...

G5: WrestleMania, PPV prices, Legacy of Excellence, more

The card for WrestleMania 32 is taking shape after WWE Fastlane and this week’s Raw broadcast. Are the three announced matches the best they could be? Both ROH and Shine had pay-per-view events—with pay-per-view prices—this weekend. Can companies continue to charge big money for one-off broadcasts in an age of...

Blog: A message to my comrades

I’ve got a bone to pick with a certain community, a certain wrestling community, one based around something called the internet. See, there’s currently a show on WWE Network called NXT; you may have heard of it. It’s been almost exclusively responsible for the transformation of WWE’s women’s wrestling division...

G5: Daniel Bryan, Global Cruiserweight Series, AJ Styles, more

Following Daniel Bryan’s emotional retirement announcement in Seattle, the Gimme Five team reflects on Bryan’s storied career. Which moments rank as Bryan’s greatest? The Global Cruiserweight Series will be the talk of the WWE Network later this year. Which competitors are we hoping to see involved in the 32-man tournament?...

Blog: Reigns Supreme

To celebrate our new WWE Champion, I thought it was time for us to take a look at how to make the “Big Dog” somewhat more… relatable to fans. While the average person on the street says, “Look, I don’t know who Roman Reigns is, why are you following me?”,...

Blog: Odd Couple Entertainment

The first thing I ever saw in professional wrestling wasn’t the badassery of Stone Cold Steve Austin, it wasn’t the cockiness of The Rock, it wasn’t the everyman in Mick Foley, and it wasn’t the juvenile behaviour of D-Generation X. The first thing I ever saw, following the opening pyro...

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,...