G5: ‘True or False?’ with Benjamin Keen

There’s a lot to discuss in this week’s Gimme Five but this time we’re doing it with a twist: True or False? Our contributors will be faced with five statements to which they must respond either “True” or “False”. There’s no room for shades of grey in this week’s answers....

Fans Bring the Weapons at IPW NBX

Fans Bring the Weapons at IPW NBX

Christmas has come early for Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) fans, who will be treated to a triple threat for the IPW Championship in New Zealand’s most interactive match: Fans Bring the Weapons. Brook Duncan and James Shaw challenge reigning champ Curt Chaos for the title Saturday, December 17, at IPW...

Taylor Adams heads to Japan’s K-Dojo

Taylor Adams is the latest in a long line of New Zealanders to lace their boots in Japan. The 23-year-old is currently two weeks into a two month stay in Chiba, approximately 40km southeast of Tokyo. Adams is training with Kaientai Dojo (K-Dojo), the home of former WWE Light Heavyweight...

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...