The Day of (WWA: The) Reckoning

On May 25, 2003, the first ever live pro wrestling pay-per-view broadcast from New Zealand emanated from the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland. The show, WWA The Reckoning, was the first time that a lot of Kiwi wrestling fans had the chance to see live professional wrestling, including some...

G5: WWE NXT, women’s main events, Extreme Rules, more

WWE NXT continues to set new standards for itself, with the first steel cage match for the brand taking place in the near future. Should NXT still be thought of as developmental? Charlotte and Natalya headlined Raw with the contract signing for their Extreme Rules match. Could there be a...

Josh Shooter takes aim at New Zealand

He’s travelled the world—from Singapore to Japan, the United States to the United Kingdom—and now Josh “The Axe” Shooter has New Zealand in his cross hairs. The globetrotting Australian takes on Brook Duncan tonight at IPW No Guts, No Glory. “Funnily enough, I was meant to go over [to New...

White challenges Marufuji at NJPW LGP2

New Zealand’s Jay White faces the biggest challenge of his career tonight in the form of Japanese legend Naomichi Marufuji. The two meet in a featured bout on the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Lion’s Gate Project 2 card. White has asserted himself as one of NJPW’s top rookie competitors in...

TK Cooper qualifies for Progress Super Strong Style 16

TK Cooper has qualified for Progress Wrestling’s annual Super Strong Style 16 tournament. The New Zealand expat earned his place in the 16-man tournament with a battle royal victory at ENDVR 16 this past weekend in London. “Everybody wanted to know what I’d do if I didn’t win,” Cooper said....

G5: John Cena, Anderson & Gallows, Cruiserweight Classic, more

John Cena will be back on Raw, and back in New Zealand, within the next couple of months. Has Cena been missed? What grade do we give Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows’ first month in WWE? Which tournament is more interesting: WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic, or NJPW’s Best of the Super...