WWE announces first-ever women’s Royal Rumble

WWE will make history on January 29 (New Zealand time) when it holds the first-ever all-women’s Royal Rumble match. Female Superstars will battle in the iconic match for a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the groundbreaking announcement during today’s Raw broadcast from Providence, Rhode Island....

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Styles overcomes Mahal at WWE Clash

A relentless assault on AJ Styles’ ribs didn’t stop Styles retaining his WWE Championship. Styles overcame a motivated Jinder Mahal in the main event of WWE Clash of Champions in Boston yesterday afternoon. Mahal, using his guaranteed rematch since losing the WWE Championship to Styles in England, took the fight...

Howard defends against Roberts at NZWPW Power Play

The regular sounds of the Hutt City Musical Theatre will be replaced by those of grunts, groans and bodyslams later tonight. NZWPW Power Play, the promotion’s biggest event of the year, brings six matches to Epuni. Longtime NZWPW Champion Chad Howard defends his title against Over The Top battle royal...

Gail Kim Interview

After almost two decades in professional wrestling, Gail Kim is a bona fide Hall of Famer. Impact Wrestling inducted Kim into its Hall of Fame in 2016, corroborating her career and contributions to the company. “I always joked around that once that happened that was my sign to retire,” she...

G5: No Mercy, John Cena, Mae Young Classic, more

1. Brock Lesnar beat Braun Strowman. Roman Reigns ran roughshod over John Cena. Did WWE No Mercy live up to expectations? David Dunn: I felt like the undercard over-delivered while the main event didn’t quite hit the mark. Lesnar and Strowman tore the house down at SummerSlam but left something...

Raw GM Kurt Angle added to WWE Live

It’s true, it’s damn true! For the first time in 11 years, Kurt Angle returns to New Zealand. The Raw General Manager will oversee all the action when WWE Live comes to Christchurch on Wednesday, September 13. Angle was last in New Zealand in March 2006 for the Road to...

Emma Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Emma earlier this week. Starting out in WWE NXT, Emma is now a fully-fledged WWE Superstar, and can be seen on Raw every week. Emma will take part in a Six-Pack Challenge for the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Live in...

Ladies Night at the IPW Training Academy

Guest contributor Maddy Perkins leaves the safety of the sidelines to see if she has what it takes to be part of Impact Pro Wrestling’s thriving women’s division. The New Zealand women’s wrestling scene is taking over. It’s impossible to imply otherwise, I’ve witnessed it bloom in front of my...

Duncan 4:16: Is Shaw right to say Duncan disgraced the title?

James Shaw has experienced a career renaissance over the last few months. He went from a long losing streak to holding championships in multiple promotions. To anyone who witnessed this firsthand, we know it was an extreme attitude change that resulted in these victories. Longtime critics of Shaw will say...

Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE Superstar Cesaro earlier this week. A former United States Champion, and Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, The Swiss Superman has stamped his mark on the WWE Universe since debuting in 2012. Currently one-half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, Cesaro...