Sakura Events On the Mat FAQ

The stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) descend on New Zealand for Sakura Events On the Mat this Saturday, November 12. NZPWI has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to bring you up to speed on everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s historic show. *** Where...

Raw and SmackDown to air live on The Box

It’s the news New Zealand fans have been waiting for – WWE is finally airing live. Starting in December, both Raw and SmackDown will be screened at the same time as the United States, live-to-air on The Box. Raw airs Tuesdays at 2pm from December 6 with SmackDown airing Wednesdays...

Time Crisis last stop before IPW NBX

As the saying goes, there’s no rest for the wicked. After six weeks of action at Rainbow’s End and a busy schedule at Auckland Armageddon, IPW continues its march toward Nightmare Before Xmas with Time Crisis on Saturday, November 19. The concept behind Time Crisis is new to IPW. NZPWI...

WWE cancels New Zealand NXT Live events

Both New Zealand WWE NXT Live events have been cancelled. No reason has been provided for the cancellation. WWE and tour promoter TEG Dainty will look to reschedule dates in the future, according to a statement on the Ticketek website. NXT was scheduled to hold events in Auckland and Wellington...

Kasey-Roberts rivalry comes to a head

Old foes Charlie Roberts and Jax Kasey clash once more this weekend for what is expected to be the final time. The pair headline APW Reckless Abandon in a two-out-of-three falls match. Kasey and Roberts have wrestled one another up and down New Zealand – most recently involved in a...

Murphy Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE NXT Superstar Murphy earlier this week. Originally from Australia, Murphy is a regular fixture on WWE NXT, and will be part of the first-ever NXT tour of Australia and New Zealand this December. Murphy spoke to NZPWI’s David Dunn about the upcoming...

Bullet Club battles Chaos as Okada-Omega rivalry comes to NZ

Bullet Club battles Chaos as Okada-Omega rivalry comes to NZ

Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega bring their rivalry to New Zealand en route to an historic showdown at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom. Okada and Chaos stablemates Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) will take on Omega and The Young Bucks—representing Bullet Club—in the main event of Sakura Events On the Mat....

Triple H Interview

When WWE NXT was first conceived in 2012, it was little more than an isolated developmental system in Florida. Now, a few years on, NXT has morphed into WWE’s third global touring brand alongside television juggernauts Raw and SmackDown. Before the end of 2016, NXT will hold events in Canada,...

Review: See No Evil (2006)

WWE Studios’ first feature film, See No Evil, has just landed on Netflix, making it the perfect time to revisit this… cinematic masterpiece? I might regret this. Everybody who was watching WWE in 2006 remembers at least something about See No Evil. A movie seared into most fans’ memories due...