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Lockhart challenges Kenith for Hughes Academy title

Tonight has been months in the making for Devin Lockhart. The perennial fan-favourite gets his first shot at the Hughes Academy Championship. Lockhart earned the number one contender’s position with a win in the annual Hughes Academy Rumble last month, outlasting more than 30 wrestlers from around the country to...

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TLC match at Fight or Flight in jeopardy?

One of the most anticipated matches of the year could be in jeopardy. NZPWI has learned the scheduled main event for IPW Fight or Flight—a Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) match between The Dapper Agents and The FIST—may not go ahead due to an injury suffered by Brodie Coast. Coast...

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Blog: Making Superstars and Main Events

Heat and Velocity; not the name of a terrible early 90s WWF tag team, but secondary programming at its finest. For a decade, Heat was the home of Monday Night Raw’s lesser names. For about half that time, Velocity was SmackDown’s counterpart. In essence, these were the reserve grades of the WWE wrestleopolis. ...

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PWE: Stix retains in Northland debut

Professional Wrestling Entertainment (PWE) held its first event in Whangarei this past weekend. Homecoming entertained fans at the Kamo War Memorial Hall with a main event title bout for the PWE Northland Championship. Stix turned away a challenge from Curtis Castlewood to retain the title he won at PWE’s first...

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Galloway and Lashley headline TNA Slammiversary

Drew Galloway defends the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Lashley in the main event of TNA Slammiversary today. The champ puts his title on the line under modified rules, with wins only able to come via knockout or submission. On the surface, this stipulation would seem to favour Lashley. The...

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Castlewood challenges Stix at PWE Homecoming

Curtis Castlewood continues his quest for championship gold tonight when he takes on PWE Northland Champion Stix in Whangarei. Castlewood and Stix will headline the Homecoming event, a fundraiser for Whangarei charity Soul Food. Tonight’s title match marks the first time the PWE Northland Championship has been defended in Whangarei....

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NZPWI Rankings (May 2016)

The following rankings have been compiled by NZPWI taking into account results from Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling and IPW No Guts, No Glory.   This month Last month 1 4 Curt Chaos IPW Champion Curt Chaos did the seemingly impossible in May and defeated Reuben de Jong in a...

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WWE Tag Team Champion Big E Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Big E this past Thursday, June 9. Big E began his career in WWE NXT, where he defeated Seth Rollins to win the NXT Championship. Once graduating to the main roster, the champion powerlifter aligned himself with Dolph Ziggler in his...

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Big E: ‘I’m very excited about NXT TakeOver’

WWE Tag Team Champion Big E is looking forward to today’s NXT TakeOver event but might have to watch it after it’s aired. “I don’t know if I’m going to see it live,” he admitted. “I just got home and my power is weird. For some reason half of the...

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Throwback Thursday: WWE Draft (2008)

In light of the news that another brand-split could shake up the WWE Universe in July, Grady Hooker remembers the major WWE Draft in 2008. *** It was June 23, 2008, the time of year to shake-up the rosters of Raw, SmackDown and ECW in a massive (at the time)...