Category: WWE

Bayley making history at forefront of WWE women’s evolution

Monday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view was historic for WWE. For the first time, six women entered the imposing structure, which towered over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at nearly eight metres tall. The pressure of the moment didn’t faze Bayley. “I honestly felt comfortable as soon as the bell rang,”...

WWE, Maori Television

WWE programming free-to-air on Māori TV

WWE and Māori Television have announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown, free-to-air in English and te reo Māori. The one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown will be complemented by This Week in WWE and The WWE Experience. A te reo Māori version of WWE...

Shawn Michaels Interview

Revered by his fans and his peers in equal measure, Shawn Michaels is one of the most iconic WWE Superstars of all time. A former four-time world champion, Michaels wowed crowds worldwide with his inimitable style over the course of a 22 year career — earning the nicknames “The Showstopper”...

Sasha Banks ready to make history at Raw 25 and WWE Royal Rumble

WWE Raw celebrates its 25th anniversary next week with a special broadcast from New York City. For Sasha Banks, the historic milestone is cause for concern. “I can’t believe it’s been 25 years already—that’s how old I am, so it makes me feel old.” The former four-time Raw Women’s Champion...

Goldberg to be inducted into WWE HOF

Who’s next? Goldberg! The former world champion is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Goldberg, 51, was one of the most popular stars of the 90s, and propelled WCW to success thanks in part to his 173-match win streak. A former Atlanta Falcons player...

Charlotte Flair

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair earlier this week. Daughter of 16-time world champion and WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Charlotte made her WWE debut in 2013. In little over four years, she has gone on to hold the Divas, Women’s,...

WWE announces first-ever women’s Royal Rumble

WWE will make history on January 29 (New Zealand time) when it holds the first-ever all-women’s Royal Rumble match. Female Superstars will battle in the iconic match for a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the groundbreaking announcement during today’s Raw broadcast from Providence, Rhode Island....

Emma Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Emma earlier this week. Starting out in WWE NXT, Emma is now a fully-fledged WWE Superstar, and can be seen on Raw every week. Emma will take part in a Six-Pack Challenge for the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Live in...

Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Cesaro earlier this week. A former United States Champion, and Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, The Swiss Superman has stamped his mark on the WWE Universe since debuting in 2012. Currently one-half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, Cesaro...