Tagged: Hulk Hogan

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...

My Dream Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold, WrestleMania X8

When I think of dream matches my mind flicks to clashes of generations like the Golden Era’s Hulk Hogan facing the Attitude Era’s The Rock, or The Rock taking on John Cena (twice). I also think about combat between the companies with Impact Wrestling’s AJ Styles going against WWE’s John...

My Favourite Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice, WrestleMania VIII

When it comes to wrestling prognostication these days it feels like I’d be as well tossing a coin – I’m still head-scratching over Roman Reigns clean-pinning Braun Strowman at Fastlane. However I am supremely confident in making this prediction: The second of the double main events at WrestleMania VIII won’t...

Throwback Thursday: WCW SuperBrawl V (1995)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 19 is not a day that could be confused as one of supreme importance to the world of professional wrestling, but it does include some noteworthy moments, from the passing of the first world champion of...

Throwback Thursday: The Main Event (1988)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday! February 5 is a day filled with small titbits of wrestling history, but not many of the more noteworthy moments. However, it is also a day with a number of noteworthy farewells; from Bobby Lashley’s separation with...

Throwback Thursday: SummerSlam (1989)

It’s about that time again, your weekly dose of wrestling’s past: Throwback Thursday. As it turns out, the 28th of August is a bit of a dry spell in regards to televised wrestling; the only big televised show was the 1989 edition of SummerSlam. So for at least one more...

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...

G5: Battleground, Sting, wrestlers in films, more

With WWE Battleground just days away, which scheduled matches have piqued the interest of the NZPWI Staff? Sting is the main attraction in this year’s WWE 2K15 video game, but will this lead to life imitating art and see Sting step foot in a real WWE ring? And, with The...

Gimme Five: Special Guest Ben Mana

We’re back with an all-new Gimme Five this week, and a very special guest in Ben Mana. The NZWPW Champion will defend his title against Axl at tonight’s Bringing Down the House event in Petone but joins the NZPWI Gimme Five panel first to discuss the biggest happenings of the...