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”...

G5: Royal Rumble, Goldberg, Raw 25, more

Which surprise entrants should be involved in the 30-Woman Royal Rumble? How does Goldberg stack up as a WWE Hall of Famer? And, with WWE Raw celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming week, which moments stick out from the show’s lengthy history? All that and more in this week’s Gimme...

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...

Too violent for TV: Sami Callihan prepares for Barbed Wire Massacre

Labelled “too violent for TV”, Impact Wrestling’s Barbed Wire Massacre 3 won’t be shown with the rest of its weekly broadcast in the United States. Instead, the promotion will air the much-talked-about-match exclusively on its new Twitch channel. “It kinda sucks it’s not gonna be on national television but at...

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...

NZPWI Roundtable: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

More than 30,000 fans will pack the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPW’s biggest event of the year, this Thursday, January 4. Featuring a “double main event”, Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito in the last bout of the night. And in a highly anticipated...

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....

AJ Styles

Styles overcomes Mahal at WWE Clash

A relentless assault on AJ Styles’ ribs didn’t stop Styles retaining his WWE Championship. Styles overcame a motivated Jinder Mahal in the main event of WWE Clash of Champions in Boston yesterday afternoon. Mahal, using his guaranteed rematch since losing the WWE Championship to Styles in England, took the fight...

Howard defends against Roberts at NZWPW Power Play

The regular sounds of the Hutt City Musical Theatre will be replaced by those of grunts, groans and bodyslams later tonight. NZWPW Power Play, the promotion’s biggest event of the year, brings six matches to Epuni. Longtime NZWPW Champion Chad Howard defends his title against Over The Top battle royal...