Impact Pro Wrestling returns to Mt Eden War Memorial Hall on Saturday March 20th for March To War! Headlined by a behemoth battle for the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship, it looks to be an epic night of wrestling action. Let’s get down to the details of all the matches…
Jamie Tagataese (c) vs. Niwa (w/ Dion McCracken) – New Zealand Heavyweight Championship
In what is considered to be a dream match for many, Jamie Tagataese defends his New Zealand Heavyweight Championship against Niwa. Niwa was last inside an IPW ring in late 2015, and has since travelled the world, making his mark in Mexico and the United Kingdom. Returning to New Zealand with all this experience under his belt and with “New Zealand’s Winningist Manager” Dion McCracken in his corner, Niwa looks to be one of the biggest challenges yet for the Big Man. Tagataese comes off a successful defence of the New Zealand Heavyweight Championship against Charlie Roberts in a 2 out of 3 falls match at Hot Summer Fights. During this match, Tagataese showed a mean streak that left many fans shocked and disappointed at his actions. Is this edge what Jamie Tagataese needs to take down Niwa?
Candy Lee (c) vs. Britenay vs. Frankie Quinn – New Zealand Women’s Championship
Things are heating up in the women’s title picture, as both Britenay and Frankie Quinn called out New Zealand Women’s Champion Candy Lee at Hot Summer Fights. Britenay expressed frustration at being called in to replace Lee at short notice, while Quinn emphasised that she has been in action at every IPW show since last August and deserves another shot at gold. While she did not appear at Hot Summer Fights, Lee has put away both competitors in championship action, most recently in a Secret Santa match at Nightmare Before Christmas. With Britenay and Quinn feeling unappreciated and disrespected, tensions are bound to reach a boiling point when Lee defends the championship on Saturday night.
Manalanche (c) vs. Church & State – New Zealand Tag Team Championship
Manalanche have been on a roll since late 2020, with the New Zealand Tag Team Champions recently putting their feud with The Dapper Dynasty to bed. Seemingly unstoppable, Ben Mana and Adam Avalanche are set to defend their championships against the new supergroup of Church & State. The Church of the Divine Light and The Young Nats formed the coalition at Hot Summer Fights and have used the powers of political pull to secure themselves a tag team title opportunity. Have they bitten off more than they can chew by going after Manalanche?
Will Stone (c) vs. Lance Havoc – Kinkade Cup Match
Since teaming up with The Dapper Dynasty, Will Stone has seen a boost of success in IPW. At Hot Summer Fights Stone captured singles gold for the first time, defeating Matty Short to become the new Kinkade Cup champion. However, the night turned sour for him when his former tag team partner Alex Savage returned and has seemingly set his eyes on picking up where he left off with Stone. At March To War, Stone will need to turn his focus to his Kinkade Cup challenger, Lance Havoc. An IPW debutant, Havoc has made a name for himself across New Zealand and looks to establish his spot by winning a championship in his first night.
Charlie Roberts vs. Cam Kaiba
With a shot at the New Zealand Heavyweight championship on the line, the stakes are high for Charlie Roberts and Cam Kaiba. Roberts recently lost to Jamie Tagataese, however he scored a pin fall over the champ and his loss was under rather dubious circumstances when The Alphalete received a low blow from The Big Man. After the match, Roberts declared he’s not finished in his quest for the New Zealand Heavyweight championship. Cam Kaiba looks to keep his momentum rolling after making quick work of former champion Jake Shehaan at Hot Summer Fights. With both these men coming close to capturing the heavyweight championship recently, Kaiba and Roberts seem more determined than ever heading in to March To War.
The Dapper Dynasty vs. Knights Of Mayhem
The Dapper Dynasty and Knights of Mayhem both look to re-establish themselves in the tag team division at March To War. Recently, Vinny Dunn and Reuben de Jong have fallen short of capturing the New Zealand Tag Team Championships, suffering back-to-back losses to Manalanche. Their opponents, Rufguts and Danny Octane, are yet to secure a win since showing up in IPW in late 2020. No strangers to each other, these teams clashed at CTRL ALT DELETE in November. Can the Knights topple the Dapper Dynasty this time? Or will Dunn and de Jong re-assert their dominance on the division?
Horus vs. Matty Short
It’s going to be a battle of two very different styles when Matty Short looks to get his groove back when he faces Horus at March To War. After Hot Summer Fights, Horus’ CTRL comrades Jake Shehaan and Amber Saint are nowhere to be seen, seemingly leaving Horus on his own. After losing a Chairs match against Charlie Roberts at Nightmare Before Christmas, he’s looking to come back to action with a vengeance. Meanwhile, Matty Short hopes to shake off losing the Kinkade Cup in February and return to winning form. Whoever wins this match is bound to be in line for a Kinkade Cup match in the near future.
Jono and Ben live!
IPW are pleased to welcome Jono and Ben to March To War. We have no doubt the funny men will entertain the IPW fans, you definitely don’t want to miss seeing them live!
Impact Pro Wrestling March To War is tomorrow night! Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, doors open 6.30pm, show starts at 7.00pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite or at the door.