Date: June 10, 2017
Location: Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi [map]
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Eventfinda Ticket prices: $20 Front Row, $15 (Adults GA), $8(Children Under 14 GA)
On The Night Door Ticket Prices: $20 (Adults GA) $10 (Children Under 14 GA)
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When it comes to picking who may leave with the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship at the end of Winter Warfare, it could be more about deciphering the individualistic motivation as opposed to just the pure in-ring ability of both competitors.
For the challenger Liam Fury it’s about the freedom of chance he’s discovered after laying waste to Mr Burns once and for all. After being named the next in line for a shot at the gold, Fury has the freedom of knowing that with the The Young Nats now off his back he can focus mentally on the task of capturing the New Zealand Heavyweight for a second time. However when it comes to physically focusing on the match, Fury will have a tougher time as his body is still ravaged by the unmerciful Steel Cage.
On the other hand, for James Shaw, it’s about the desperation to succeed. That desperation led him to turning on his friend Brook Duncan, aligning with the viciously visceral Elias and reclaiming the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship in the process. The desperation to snap his losing streak has taken Shaw to a dark chasm that even those close to Shaw would have never thought he’d venture to.
At Winter Warfare it’s the freedom of chance against the desperation to succeed.
Liam Fury challenges James Shaw for the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship, June 10 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall in Titirangi!
Traditionalists would tell you that you settle a score how you started it, within the rules and within the squared circle. But in this modern era, rivalries often extend the squared circle and enter the realm of ego and one-upmanship. And when things enter that realm, unique and often brutal measures are taken to settle differences and alleviate ego.
At Winter Warfare, Reuben de Jong and Kingi enter that realm when they collide in a contest where a Sledgehammer will be completely legal. A device normally used to break foundations and penetrate rock will be employed to destroy the dimensions of the human body as two men look to drive a final nail in each other’s funerary box.
It all started with a sledgehammer shot in 2016 and on June 10, 2017 there will be no turning back for Kingi & Reuben de Jong.
The combination that does not leave with the gold, falls to the back of the line so another tag team can step up to the plate. That was the gentleman agreement between F.I.S.T and Privileged at Caged Fury.
But Privileged are from gentleman, they are in fact, more like dirty rotten scoundrels. As soon as the bell rang Roberts & Castlewood deliberately got themselves disqualified, meaning they left with the gold and F.I.S.T was forced to the back of the line.
Step in the IPW board of directors. They’ve granted F.I.S.T the opportunity to choose the next opponents of Privileged in a non-title contest at Winter Warfare.
But who do they choose?
A strong duo that could damage Roberts & Castlewood physically?
Or a less capable duo that Roberts & Castlewood could take lightly and bruise their ego?
Five years ago, three competitors collided to determine the first ever New Zealand Women’s Champion. International star Evie won that contest, proving it was her destiny to become Champion. But since that time another star in the match has proven it was more than just her destiny to become New Zealand Women’s Champion. It was her life.
Britenay has become a trailblazer for the division, competing in every conceivable match possible and racking up an incredible tally of four New Zealand Women’s Championship reigns.
But the trail that has been blazed, could be cracked from underneath as a new set of talent is getting closer to causing a tectonic shift that will manipulate the landscape of the division. Britenay knows it, and she can feel the tremors already.
Candy Lee. Her name may imply sweetness, but her style is dynamite. Her rapid rise through the division has brought her to Winter Warfare, and she will be determined to not only leave with the gold but leave her opponents with nothing but bitterness.
Ashlee Spencer. A princess in mind, but a princess of punishment in body. When it comes to having an edge in battle, confidence can be a key factor. For Spencer, confidence is below her. Arrogance is where the real edge harbors, and she’ll be using that to drive her towards a golden victory.
Another factor to consider for this huge Triple Threat is that it was originally scheduled for the Armageddon Expo in Tauranga just two weeks ago, but did not take place due to an injured Britenay.
Can Britenay truly be back to full health so soon?
Three competitors collided five years ago in a contest that set the landscape.
This year, three competitors compete to change it.
Spencer and Lee challenge Britenay for the New Zealand Women’s Championship at Winter Warfare!
New Zealand Heavyweight Championship
(c) James Shaw vs. Liam Fury
Kingi vs. Reuben de Jong
Priviliged vs. ???
New Zealand Women’s Championship
(c) Britenay vs. Candy Lee vs. Ashlee Spencer
No Face vs. Oliver Griffin
Special Guest General Manager
Plus much more!