Throwback Thursday: WCW Road Wild (1999)

Blake Leitch looks back 15 years to the day when WCW put on their fourth, and ultimately final, edition of the Road Wild pay-per-view in NZPWI’s inaugural edition of Throwback Thursday. *** Before watching the event, I looked at the match card which looked to feature some promising matches: Rey...

WWE Network available in New Zealand

After months of waiting, WWE Network is now available in New Zealand as well as 170 other countries and territories throughout the world. The Network went live for audiences outside the United States at 1am this morning, giving Kiwis access to an in-depth video library including every WWE, WCW, and...

Raideen comes up short in Evolve Style Battle

The Style Battle is over for James Raideen, who was unable to win the four-man round-robin tournament held over the course of this weekend’s three Evolve iPPV events. Raideen was fired up after losing his first match in the Style Battle, and took the fight to Drew Gulak before the...

NJPW: Okada wins 24th annual G1 Climax

Kazuchika Okada won the 24th annual G1 Climax on Sunday night, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a back-and-forth battle. A rainstorm raging outside the Seibu Dome seemed to foreshadow a win for Okada, and proved accurate when Okada eventually hammered Nakamura with three Rainmaker lariats in quick succession to take the...

Barnett beaten at Wrestle Rampage Fallout

New Zealand’s “Human Bullet” Link Barnett came off second-best at Wrestle Rampage Fallout in Adelaide this past Sunday. Barnett reportedly tapped out to a rear naked choke from “Smashing Machine” Chris Vice. Chris Vice has proven his "Smashing Machine" tag yet again by destroying Link Barnett with a rear naked...

New Zealanders return home after MCW Clash of the Titans

Evie, Marcus Kool, and Travis Banks return to New Zealand this week after competing at MCW’s Clash of the Titans event in Melbourne on Saturday. Banks found himself on the losing end of a triple threat match against Chris Vice and KrackerJak. The former IPW Champion removed Vice from the...

NZWPW: Woodgate wins Over the Top Battle Royal

“Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate surprised everyone in Wainuiomata this past Saturday when he outlasted 16 other men to win NZWPW’s annual Over the Top Battle Royal, and receive an NZWPW Championship match at Power Play. Woodgate entered the Over the Top Battle Royal at number five, but stayed away from...

Scarlett beats Vixsin to retain in Melbourne

KPW Women’s Champion Scarlett will return to New Zealand with her title after defeating Australia’s Vixsin in Melbourne last night. “I’m thrilled to bring the cup back home and already looking forward to the next opportunity to wrestle in Australia,” Scarlett told NZPWI. “Vixsin was as brutal as I had...

Link Barnett in action at Wrestle Rampage Fallout today

New Zealand’s “Human Bullet” Link Barnett will be in action in Adelaide today, taking on “Smashing Machine” Chris Vice at Wrestle Rampage Fallout. Barnett, who currently resides in Australia, has found his rhythm in Wrestle Rampage this year, picking up big wins over Queensland’s AJ Istria and South Australia’s John...

Bad Luck Fale knocked out of G1 Climax

New Zealand’s Bad Luck Fale has been knocked out of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling G1 Climax following a loss to Shinsuke Nakamura this past Friday. Nakamura defeated Fale with two Boma Ye knee strikes to advance to the tournament final. “The Underboss” performed admirably over the course of the 11-event...