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...

Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to New Zealand WWE NXT Superstar Dakota Kai late last week. Kai made her WWE debut as part of the Mae Young Classic last year. She is now a weekly fixture on WWE NXT, where she has battled NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler for...

Rusev

Rusev Interview

At Royal Rumble 2014, the WWE Universe was first introduced to Rusev. Four-and-a-half years of Rusev Days later, the Bulgarian Brute receives his first WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules. “I’m really, really looking forward to this match,” Rusev said. not just because it’s my first time competing for the...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE WrestleMania 34

WrestleMania 34 has arrived! The Showcase of the Immortals takes place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome live today, April 9, from 9am NZDT on Sky Arena and WWE Network. Men’s Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakaura challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Women’s Royal Rumble winner Asuka attempts to further her...

Blog: The day wrestling died

Wrestling has taken me through every emotion under the sun in the 35-plus years I’ve been watching it – the tears of Owen Hart’s death, the joy of Daniel Bryan hugging Connor Michalek after winning the title at WrestleMania XXX, the excitement of the Warrior’s music hitting during the main...

G5: NJPW, Mixed Match Challenge, Braun Strowman, more

How is NJPW looking as it continues its international expansion into the United States? Which team will take out the WWE Mixed Match Challenge? And, who should Braun Strowman select to challenge Cesaro and Sheamus for the Raw Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 34? All that and more in this...

Bayley making history at forefront of WWE women’s evolution

Monday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view was historic for WWE. For the first time, six women entered the imposing structure, which towered over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at nearly eight metres tall. The pressure of the moment didn’t faze Bayley. “I honestly felt comfortable as soon as the bell rang,”...

WWE, Maori Television

WWE programming free-to-air on Māori TV

WWE and Māori Television have announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown, free-to-air in English and te reo Māori. The one-hour versions of Raw and SmackDown will be complemented by This Week in WWE and The WWE Experience. A te reo Māori version of WWE...

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...