Category: News

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,...

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...

UFC champ Daniel Cormier calls out Brock Lesnar

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is wasting no time setting up his next fight. Cormier challenged Brock Lesnar moments after retaining his title in the main event of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon (New Zealand time). “Brock Lesnar, when you come, bring that brand new WWE...

Chris Jericho’s Fozzy bring ‘Judas Rising’ Tour to Auckland

Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy is coming to New Zealand. The heavy metal rockers will play Auckland’s Studio The Venue this Wednesday, November 7, as part of the Judas Rising Tour. Aside from the obvious Jericho-as-frontman connection, Fozzy has a long relationship with pro-wrestling. Most recently, WWE featured “Painless” from the...

Johnny Impact dethrones Aries at BFG

Johnny Impact – aka John Morrison – has capped off a roller-coaster 2018 with a world title win. Impact pinned Austin Aries following Starship Pain to become the new Impact Wrestling World Champion in the Bound For Glory main event at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. But no...

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...

CM Punk enters the Octagon at UFC 203

Former WWE Champion CM Punk makes his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut today. Punk fights 2-0 welterweight Mickey Gall in a featured bout on the pay-per-view card of UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem. It’s been a long road to the Octagon for the 37-year-old. Punk signed with the UFC in...

Lesnar promoted to UFC 200 main event

Brock Lesnar’s fight will now be the main event of the UFC 200 pay-per-view this Sunday. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promoted Lesnar vs. New Zealand’s Mark Hunt to the top spot on the card after former headliner Jon Jones allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition...

Big E: ‘I’m very excited about NXT TakeOver’

WWE Tag Team Champion Big E is looking forward to today’s NXT TakeOver event but might have to watch it after it’s aired. “I don’t know if I’m going to see it live,” he admitted. “I just got home and my power is weird. For some reason half of the...

Founder Dion McCracken leaves NZPWI

After more than 16 years as the website’s owner, Dion McCracken has announced his departure from NZPWI. McCracken founded NZPWI in 1999 with intent to increase the profile of pro-wrestling in New Zealand, and be the voice of New Zealand pro-wrestling fans. Under McCracken’s leadership, NZPWI has secured interviews with...