The night before Jimmy Havoc had a Southland Street Fight with Will Power at Fight Nights, he took an exclusive seminar for SPW at the 'Proving Ground'.
25 participants with various levels of experience went through a 3 hour training session with Jimmy, as he put them through their paces and shared his knowledge that has led him to becoming one of the most talked about Independent Wrestlers in the world.
Jimmy is the former Head Trainer for London based PROGRESS Wrestling where he also trained fellow Kiwi's TK Cooper and Dahlia Black.
He is renowned to be one of the best trainers in the UK and focuses on character building, psychology and the art of storytelling.
Since SPW formed, we have been dedicated to bringing in talent with all kinds of different styles and experience to help our homegrown talent be the best that they can be. New Zealand happens to be quite far away from the rest of the world, so bringing in experience to work with our crew is vital to improve our homegrown talent, and long term growth.
It comes at a cost, but a cost that we are willing to invest to better our performers and product, and give our audience the best we possibly can.
So far the school has produced current New Zealand and SPW Wrestlers: JK Moody, Kane Khan, Detention, Down To Fight & Will Power who are regular features on SPW shows as well as working for other promotions around the country and overseas. For more info on the school click here.
Other Guest Trainers have included: Will Ospreay, Travis Banks, Toa Henare, PROGRESS Wrestling Co-Creators and current WWE NXT UK Producers Jim Smallman & Glen Joseph, Bea Priestley, TK Cooper, Dahlia Black, plus many more.
Fight Nights has always been a proving ground for up and coming talent in the school to show what they can do, before performing on a Flagship event, but it has clearly turned into something so much more than that. It's raw, it's intimate and its special. For more info click here.
You can watch Jimmy Havoc in action at Fight Nights (releasing soon) plus all other previous episodes via SPW On Demand. You can download it on iTunes or Google Play on a 2 Week FREE trial. Just search SPW On Demand in the app store.
SPW would like to thank Jimmy Havoc for passing on what we are sure was a very small amount of his knowledge and hope we get him back again soon!
Special thanks to Elevated Media NZ for the photos and for giving you a glimpse behind the scenes!
Thank you to EVERYONE that made 2018 a record breaking year for SPW!
We want to repay you all by making sure 2019 is even better. We have some big things lined up, and loads more to fill you guys in on when the time comes. But for now, here are our current confirmed Live Events scheduled for 2019.
We are still yet to announce all the details for the 2019 Southern Rumble, so keep an eye out for that one soon!
Tickets normally go on sale shortly after the previous Live Event, so keep an eye on that. We are pleased to announce that ticket pricing will remain the same for our events at the Corinthian Centre and Queenstown. Fight Nights will fluctuate depending on any special occasions such as Jimmy Havoc appearing (Madness...)
Keep up to date with us via our Social Media Channels or subscribe to our Mailing List to get instant notifications when more Live Events are announced!
You can re-live all of our 2018 events via SPW On Demand!
At the Southern Rumble, Hammer suffered a complete bicep rupture and will be out of action until further notice.
SPW's own big man came out of surgery today in high spirits and hopes to be back in the ring soon. Unfortunately, this does rule him out of competition at our next live event Halloween Haunting.
Hammer was one of the favourites to win the Southern Rumble, we can only presume this was a huge reason he was unable to get the big victory he has been fighting for since day one.
Our thoughts and well wishes are with Hammer, and we hope he has a speedy road to recovery. We will have an update on Hammers condition and future at Halloween Haunting!
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We made history at the Southern Rumble 2018 by being the biggest New Zealand Independent Wrestling show ever! It was held at ILT Stadium in Invercargill.
To celebrate the event, we had 2 promotional banners made to advertise the show. We still have them, they are in brand new condition, but we have had added some signatures to them!
We are putting these bad boys up for auction, with all of the funds to be re-invested back into SPW to help with it's future growth and training school.
We have decided to list these on TradeMe so we can keep the owners in New Zealand where they belong, we just want our costs covered, and anything on top of that is a bonus!
SIGNED Tenille Dashwood Pull Up Banner
SIGNED Will Ospreay Pull Up Banner
What else is included?
- Signed Southern Rumble poster by Tenille Dashwood, Bea Priestley & Will Ospreay
- FREE download of Southern Rumble via SPW On Demand
We want to thank Tenille Dashwood, Will Ospreay and Bea Priestley for being so generous and letting us do this, they are passionate about seeing the New Zealand scene grow and want to see a bright future!
If you have any questions about this auction please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, this is all being done through TradeMe so please see their terms and conditions.
History made at ILT Stadium in Invercargill, New Zealand!
SPW Southern Rumble 2018 held at the ILT Stadium saw 1,200+ in attendance making it the biggest New Zealand Independent Wrestling show in over 27 years!
SPW Statement: ‘We are proud to be a home grown promotion out of Invercargill, New Zealand. We have had fantastic support from the local community, as well as support from the tourism board Venture Southland.
Invercargill has a population of 50,000 people, so to be seeing 2% of the population coming along to this is just incredible. We have been selling out shows at our regular venue the Invercargill Working Men’s Club which has a max capacity of 500 people for 2 years now, so the next step was the stadium.
To see where we are at in such a short amount of time is pretty mind blowing, so who knows what the future holds, but we are ready to get our heads down and get back to work.
Thank you to anyone that has handed over any hard earned dollar to help support us, it is really appreciated and we promise to keep bringing you the very best ‘Wrestling on the Edge of the World!’
The event will be available to view soon via SPW On Demand, link below. Please follow us on social media for photos and upcoming events.
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‘Hooligan’ Marcus Kool def. Will Ospreay
Tenille Dashwood def. Bea Priestley
SPW New Zealand Tag Team Championship: CruiserMates (Falcon Kid & Liam Fury) (c) def. NZXT (Mason Daniels & Michael Richards) in a 2/3 Falls Match
SPW VS MCW Feature Match
‘Powerhouse’ T-Rex def. Mr Juicy Gino Gambino
SPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship: Kane Khan def. JK Moody (c) in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match - title change!
Fight For Gold briefcase cash in
SPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship: Will Power def. Kane Khan (c) - title change!
20 Man Southern Rumble
Kane Khan def. T-Rex, Marcus Kool, JK Moody, Charlie Roberts, Hammer, Sky, Ryder, Professor Palmer, Mason Daniels, Jay Carnage, Wana Fight, Gino Gambino, Shane Sinclair, Will Ospreay, Luke Grayson, Michael Richards, Liam Fury, Falcon Kid, Rhys Mathewson to became SPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship number one contender
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