Kartik emerges as next challenger to Roberts’ title

“The Neo Viper” Kartik has cemented himself as the next challenger to Charlie Roberts’ Hughes Academy Championship. Roberts’ title defence against El Oro Maximo (who answered Roberts’ open challenge) was overshadowed by Kartik’s victories against Bryant and Chad Howard, Roberts’ Rodeo Drive cohorts, in a gauntlet match main event at...

Rockstar Spud Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to TNA Wrestling’s Rockstar Spud earlier this week. Spud wrestled extensively around the United Kingdom for 10 years before moving to the United States after winning British Boot Camp, and a TNA contract, in 2013. 2015 has been Spud’s biggest year yet, with two...

Two title changes at IPW The Ultimate Prize

Jakob Cross dethroned James Shaw in a violent encounter for the IPW Championship at The Ultimate Prize, claiming the title and affirming the self-doubt Shaw suffered heading into the bout. “I want every fan to know that this is only the start,” Cross wrote. “I am going to eat my...

Five questions with Paul Sayers

With two episodes of That Young Podcast available online, NZPWI spoke to its creator, former New Zealand wrestler Paul Sayers, about his latest venture. Sayers shared his thoughts on starting the podcast, whether 2015 is the right time for another wrestling podcast, and his aspirations for the future of That...

Eclipse retains title at Thrills N’ Chills

Kingston Eclipse still holds the Jackson Shield following Maniacs United’s Thrills N’ Chills event this past Saturday. Eclipse retained his title against “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn in the main event of the evening. The match was about more than just the Jackson Shield, with Eclipse out to avenge his non-title loss...

G5: Tough Enough, Jeff Jarrett, Japan, more

WWE Tough Enough is into its third week, with two competitors already eliminated. How does Tough Enough stack up compared to previous seasons of the show, and who are we predicting will wind up with the $250,000 contracts? Jeff Jarrett made his return to TNA at Slammiversary on Monday, winning...

Elimination match headlines NJPW Road to Dominion

A rare elimination match headlines tonight’s NJPW Road to Dominion event at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, pitting five members of the Chaos stable against their Dominion opponents. Kazushi Sakuraba, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Yoshi-Hashi collide with Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Katsuyori Shibata, Togi Makabe, and Tomoaki Honma...

Daniels crosses the ditch for Queensland debut

Auckland’s Hayden Daniels makes his debut in Queensland tonight in a number one contender’s match for the AWA Heavyweight Championship at Homecoming 2, one of the Australian Wrestling Alliance’s biggest events of the year. It’d be a lot to take in for any competitor, especially one who started training in...

Tough Enough available live on YouTube

WWE fans around the world, including New Zealand, will be able to watch the new season of Tough Enough live on YouTube. Chris Jericho heads a star-studded Tough Enough line-up as host of the reality series, now in its sixth season, with Daniel Bryan, Hulk Hogan, and Paige serving a...

Shaw retains title against Banks

James Shaw has retained the IPW Championship against Travis Banks in what he calls one of his hardest matches to date. Shaw defended his title for the first time in the main event of IPW Unleashed at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall this past Saturday. Banks attempted to become...