- Impact Pro Wrestling NZ
name=Impact Pro Wrestling
location= flagicon|New Zealand
Kingsland, New Zealand
founder= Chuck Warner, Nick Fergusson & Cameron Bailey
website= [http://www.impactprowrestling.co.nz/ IPWNZ]
Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) is a Professional Wrestling promotion based in
Auckland, New Zealand. IPW is currently the longest running Professional Wrestling Company in New Zealand.
Impact Pro Wrestling was created after a group of wrestlers left the now defunct Mania Pro Wrestling (MPW) creating the wrestling banner, Impact Pro Wrestling. The goal was to continue bringing the NZ Pro Wrestling scene back into NZ households, picking up where MPW left off, while being controlled by wrestlers themselves. [ [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10472236/ Meet the pro-wrestlers of Auckland] ] IPW's first public appearance occurred in April 2002 when IPW appeared at the Auckland Armageddon Convention. Although having to ship a wrestling ring up from Wellington, IPW still put on performance over three days [ [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=446&Itemid=36/ IPW to debut at Armageddon! ] ]
2003 only had one IPW public show. During the period, Charles Warner, Cameron Bailey, and Nick Fergusson were elected as directors of the company and the company aimed to raise up to $10,000 to build a wrestling ring in which they were able to train, while training on gym mats at the Mangere Recreation Centre. By the end of 2003 however the target had been met.
By 2004 they had begun building the ring, and on May 15th 2004 IPW ran it’s first ever show, entitled IPW Genesis. [ [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=36/ IPW Genesis to take place on May 15; HAV gets hands on Daddy Kool, Playa gets title shot!] ] Since then IPW has held regular monthly shows in Lynfield, North Shore, Mangere, Wellington, Whangarei and Hamilton. Impact Pro Wrestling is currently based in Kingsland, Auckland. IPW currently consists a roster of 31 wrestlers. [ [http://www.impactprowrestling.co.nz/company/ Impact Pro Wrestling: Company] ]
Currently, IPW New Zealand has two separate TV deals, the first is with
ALT TV(Channel 65, Sky TV). The show, IPW Ignition, debuted on 09 February 2007at midnight (Saturday Morning) originally as a thirty minute show, but later increasing to an hour long show. [ [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3022&Itemid=36/ IPW Ignition to debut on Alt TV, Friday night.] ] It was moved to a primetime position of 8pm Monday where it featured during the Monday Night ALT Sports show. [ [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3263&Itemid=36/ IPW Ignition Goes Prime Time!] ] However it was later reverted back to the original format of an hour long show at 12pm Thursday night [ [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3600&Itemid=36/ IPW Ignition Returns!] ] [ [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3606&Itemid=36/ IPW Ignition to return on Thursday 27th Septemember] ] It now currently screens at 10pm Friday Nights on ALT TV.
In addition to IPW featuring on ALT TV, they also stream live on the internet via the [http://www.alttv.co.nz/live/ ALT TV website] , this was announced on both the [http://www.impactprowrestling.co.nz/news/2008/may/020508_ignition_goes_worldwide.html/ IPW website] and [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4146&Itemid=36/ NZPWI.co.nz] website.
In addition to IPW/
ALT TVdeal, IPW also has a deal with CTV (Canterbury Television) that was recently announced on the IPW website [ [http://www.impactprowrestling.co.nz/news/2008/september/ignition_ctv_deal.html/ Ignition coverage increases with CTV deal!] ] The first episode is to be aired on 05 October 2008
*"The Samoan Silverback" Alexander
*The Fire Ant
*Brian St. James
*"The Deal" Dal Knox
*"Handsome" Danny Jacobs
*"Double D" Davey Deluxeo
*"Pirate" Jason Burns
*"The Professional" Joseph Kinkade
*Jon E King
*Link Van Haggard
*The NZ Dream
*Sam, Sam The Dancing Yam
*"The One" Vinny Dunn
IPW Women’s Division
*JPE (Just Plain Evil)
*"Mr 100%" Gary O.Davis
*Gary O. Davis (Part-Time)
*Iain Kenderdine (Part-Time)
IPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship
IPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championshipis contested only within IPW New Zealand. The current champion is "The Deal" Dal Knox.
IPW South Pacific Championship
This title is recognised as the interpromotional title for both IPW Australia and IPW New Zealand, the title was orginially used as the MIW South Pacific Title before MIW re-branded themselves as IPW Australia. The current champion is Jon E King
outh Pacific Championship History
* [http://www.impactprowrestling.co.nz/ IPW Official website]
* [http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/ NZPWI Website]
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