Tagged: WWE NXT

WWE NXT standout Ricochet takes flight at Halftime Heat

Despite wrestling for 15 years, it’s still hard for Ricochet to comprehend working with Shawn Michaels at the WWE Performance Center. “There’s really no words to even describe that,” he told NZPWI during a media conference call. “It’s just unbelievable for me to not even just meet him but have...

Drew McIntyre on NXT TakeOver and the rise of the UK independent scene

When Drew McIntyre began wrestling at 15-years-old, he had to travel 12 hours from his home in Scotland to find training. The Scottish pro-wrestling scene was non-existent, and England only had two independent promotions. Now, January 2019 has punctuated a boom in the United Kingdom with the opening of a...

NZPWI Roundtable: NXT TakeOver

One day before WWE Royal Rumble 2019, The Valley of the Sun plays host to NXT TakeOver: Phoenix! All four NXT Championships are on the line during Sunday’s WWE Network special. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa defends against the man he beat for the title, Aleister Black. Bianca Belair attempts to...

Northland rockers Alien Weaponry provide theme for NXT TakeOver

Kiwi music enthusiasts have heard a familiar sound on WWE NXT this month. Northland thrash metal trio Alien Weaponry’s Holding My Breath is an official theme of NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, and has been played extensively on WWE programming. Bass player Ethan Trembath told NZPWI the band was on tour in...

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...

WWE cancels New Zealand NXT Live events

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...

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...

Triple H Interview

When WWE NXT was first conceived in 2012, it was little more than an isolated developmental system in Florida. Now, a few years on, NXT has morphed into WWE’s third global touring brand alongside television juggernauts Raw and SmackDown. Before the end of 2016, NXT will hold events in Canada,...

Peyton Royce Interview

NZPWI had the opportunity to speak to WWE NXT Superstar Peyton Royce earlier this month. Originally from Australia, Royce is a regular fixture on WWE NXT, and will be part of the first-ever NXT tour of Australia and New Zealand this December. Royce spoke to NZPWI’s David Dunn about her...