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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...