SPW Southern Rumble 2019 to be ‘super show’ with Australia’s MCW

Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) has announced details of its most anticipated event of 2019. This year’s Southern Rumble will take place at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill, on Saturday, July 13. Southern Rumble 2018 drew more than 1,200 people to ILT Stadium. It hosted matches with Tenille Dashwood and Will...

Hughes Academy to hold three Lower Hutt events in 2019

Auckland-based Hughes Academy is expanding its schedule in 2019. As well as eight events in Auckland, the Hughes Academy will hold three in Lower Hutt, it announced Saturday. Hughes Academy will hold the events, branded Saturday Night Live Pro Wrestling, at Epuni Community Hall in Lower Hutt on April 13,...

WWE opens UK Performance Centre in London

WWE has announced the opening of its UK Performance Centre – the first outside of the United States – at a press conference held in London, England. Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, said the UK Performance Centre was the next step...

Voting now open in the 2018 NZPWI People’s Choice Awards

It’s time to celebrate the best of 2018 with the annual NZPWI People’s Choice Awards. Cast your votes in any of the following categories (both International and New Zealand): Best Male Wrestler Best Female Wrestler Best Tag Team or Stable Best Match Best Event Best Promotion As well as our...

WWE and Sky TV extend partnership

WWE and Sky TV will continue their partnership to broadcast WWE programming live in New Zealand, both companies announced Monday. Sky’s general entertainment channels manager Rachel Thomson said she was “thrilled” to extend the relationship between Sky TV and WWE. “With our live coverage, fans won’t miss a minute of...

UFC champ Daniel Cormier calls out Brock Lesnar

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is wasting no time setting up his next fight. Cormier challenged Brock Lesnar moments after retaining his title in the main event of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon (New Zealand time). “Brock Lesnar, when you come, bring that brand new WWE...

Chris Jericho’s Fozzy bring ‘Judas Rising’ Tour to Auckland

Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy is coming to New Zealand. The heavy metal rockers will play Auckland’s Studio The Venue this Wednesday, November 7, as part of the Judas Rising Tour. Aside from the obvious Jericho-as-frontman connection, Fozzy has a long relationship with pro-wrestling. Most recently, WWE featured “Painless” from the...

Johnny Impact dethrones Aries at BFG

Johnny Impact – aka John Morrison – has capped off a roller-coaster 2018 with a world title win. Impact pinned Austin Aries following Starship Pain to become the new Impact Wrestling World Champion in the Bound For Glory main event at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. But no...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Super Show-Down 2018

Saturday, October 6, promises to be an historic night as the superstars of Raw and SmackDown Live venture “down under” for WWE Super Show-Down. Triple H meets The Undertaker for the “last time ever” in a match-up that will see both Shawn Michaels and Kane in their respective corners. The...

Two title matches set for NJPW KOPW

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold an historic main event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) one week from today. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega will defend his title in a rare triple threat match against both Cody and Kota Ibushi at King of Pro-Wrestling. Kushida and Marty Scurll will wrestle...