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NZPWI Roundtable: WWE WrestleMania 35

The Grandaddy of Them All, the Showcase of the Immortals, WrestleMania 35 is finally here! Live from MetLife Stadium in the shadows of New York City, WWE hosts its biggest event of the year, headlined for the first time by three female WWE Superstars. Becky Lynch challenges Raw Women’s Champion...

NZPWI Roundtable: NXT TakeOver: New York

The WWE Universe is guaranteed a new NXT Champion at TakeOver: New York. With Tommaso Ciampa forced to vacate “Goldie” due to injury, Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano will collide in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match for the vacant title. “Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne has become synonymous with the WWE United Kingdom...

WWE WrestleMania 35 Weekend Schedule

WWE has arrived in New York and New Jersey for WrestleMania, and all its accompanying events. We’ve got start times and card details for all the WWE programming coming your way this weekend: NXT TakeOver, the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and WrestleMania 35… * * * Saturday,...

Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw

Former Universal Champion Roman Reigns will return to Raw today (2pm NZDT, Sky 5) for the first time in four months, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced on Friday. “@WWERomanReigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) will address the status of his fight with leukemia [sic] this Monday on Raw,” McMahon tweeted. .@WWERomanReigns (aka...

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...

NZPWI Roundtable: WWE Royal Rumble 2019

The Road to WrestleMania 35 begins at WWE Royal Rumble! Champions will be decided, and contenders will emerge as the WWE Superstars descend on Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, for the first pay-per-view event of the year. Brock Lesnar defends the Universal Championship against the first man – or will...

NZPWI Roundtable: NXT TakeOver: Phoenix

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...

Sheamus praises Cesaro ahead of Rumble clash with McMahon, Miz

At WWE TLC 2009, Sheamus teetered on the top rope alongside WWE Champion John Cena. The Celtic Warrior pushed Cena backwards as he himself fell to the floor. Cena smashed through a table – handing Sheamus the WWE Championship. The win would be Sheamus’ first of 11 different title reigns...