NJPW G1 Climax 26 begins tonight in Tokyo

It’s arguably the most anticipated time of the year for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) fans. The 26th annual G1 Climax begins tonight in Tokyo, Japan. First officially held in 1991, but with a loose history that can be traced back to 1974, the G1 Climax is a round-robin style tournament....

Sheamus added to card for WWE Live

After visiting Auckland last month to promote WWE Live, Sheamus has been added to the event card. The Celtic Warrior touched down in New Zealand just days before Money in the Bank on a whirlwind media tour to promote WWE’s first New Zealand event in five years. “This is a...

Banks joins SPPC in Progress

The South Pacific Power Couple has become a trio with the addition of Travis Banks. Banks came to the aid of TK Cooper in his match against Jack Sexsmith at Progress Chapter 31: 3000 to 1 last month at The Electric Ballroom in London, England. The event can be streamed...

Lesnar promoted to UFC 200 main event

Brock Lesnar’s fight will now be the main event of the UFC 200 pay-per-view this Sunday. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promoted Lesnar vs. New Zealand’s Mark Hunt to the top spot on the card after former headliner Jon Jones allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition...

Madman and WWE launch Greatest Fan competition

Are you WWE’s Greatest Fan? Prove it and be in to win a “money can’t buy” experience at WWE Live in Auckland. Madman Entertainment and WWE have launched a competition in search of WWE’s Greatest Kiwi Fan for 2016. One lucky winner will receive two ringside seats to WWE Live...

G5: MOTY, Roman Reigns, UFC, more

It’s July, which means 2016 is halfway over. The NZPWI Staff bring you our thoughts on the matches that should be in the running for “match of the year” polls thus-far. In addition to our regular contributors, we’re joined by “That Young Warrior” Paul Sayers. Sayers shares his thoughts on...

NZPWI Rankings (June 2016)

The following rankings have been compiled by NZPWI taking into account results from Wellington Armageddon, Manics United Underground 4, NZWPW Belmont Series Episode 3: Armageddon Weekend, PWE Homecoming, Hughes Academy Live Pro Wrestling, and IPW Fight or Flight.   This month Last month 1 3 FIST After months of chasing...

Idol represents New Zealand in CMLL Grand Prix

Johnny Idol flies the flag for New Zealand today in the CMLL International Grand Prix. Idol will be part of an eight-man international side taking on a team of lucha libre legends in the main event of the CMLL pay-per-view live from Mexico City. It has been a whirlwind couple...

Kartik challenges Blaze at Thrills ‘n’ Chills

Kartik challenges Blaze at Thrills ‘n’ Chills

After a controversial victory at Underground 4, Blaze must defend the Jackson Shield against Kartik. The champ and The Neo Viper face off one-on-one in the main event of Maniacs United Thrills ‘n’ Chills tomorrow. Kartik was poised to retrieve the Jackson Shield and claim victory in a multi-man ladder...

Reigns vs. Rollins, Cena vs. Styles set for New Zealand

Nine huge matches have been announced for WWE’s return to New Zealand. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will headline WWE Live at Vector Arena on Wednesday, August 10 in what has been described as a WrestleMania-quality main event. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles will clash with John Cena in a rematch...