Watch: The Bushwackers wrestler gives Seven Sharp reporter Tim Wilson a pounding

Seven Sharp reporter Tim Wilson has been stirring the pot with one half of the iconic WWE wrestling duo The Bushwackers.

The Bushwackers have marched out of retirement for performances around the country.

Lower Hutt born Luke Williams and Wellington-raised Butch Miller are the only two Kiwis ever to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame.

TVNZ1's Wilson took on Williams in a wrestling match of sorts today.

Watch the video to see how they both went.

Luke Williams’ come out of retirement for a NZ tour and got some practice in on Wilson. Source: Seven Sharp


US comedian and film star Kevin Hart confirms one-off Auckland show

US comedian and film-star Kevin Hart will be bringing his unique brand of humour to Auckland this December as part of his world tour.

Hart, the star of films such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Central Intelligence, will be playing Spark Arena on December 11 as part of his Irresponsible Tour.

The 38-year-old is set to bring a fresh stage setup to the Auckland venue, playing in the middle of the arena surrounded by the crowd on all sides.

Kevin Hart playing in Auckland, Australia
Kevin Hart playing in Auckland, Australia

The Auckland show had earlier been announced in late January, but stated it was to be held in Auckland, Australia. The confusion has been cleared up with the new announcement of ticket sale dates today.

Tickets are likely to be at a premium for the on-off show when they go on sale on February 23 at midday.

Those wanting to get in early can take part in the Live Nation pre-sale which starts at midday on February 20.

Kevin Hart is coming to Auckland.
Kevin Hart is coming to Auckland. Source: Associated Press


Will & Grace cast say slipping back into roles 'like riding a bike'

After an 11 year hiatus, a brand new Will & Grace are back on our screens.

The cast say slipping back into their roles after 11 years was like "riding a bike".

A show that first aired in 1998 about Will and his best friend Jack, flatmate Grace and her kooky drunken colleague Karen broke barriers and paved the way for LGBTQ characters.

"I remember feeling sense of trepidation, we could be off the air in three episodes and also the writing I felt was very cautious. I remember after the pilot word got back that 30 per cent of people who watched the pilot didn't know Will was gay" Debra Messing [Grace] said.  

Although they love their characters on Will & Grace, they say a downside of the show is fans asking them to repeat their catch phrases.

When asked if they love New Zealand Messing said, "my mother said it was her favourite place on earth when she visited, most beautiful place ever."

The cast then serenaded 1 NEWs reporter Emma Keeling singing:

"but I didn't have the opportunity, but I will visit any time…call me up…(singing) call out my name that weird accent you have and we'll come running…on an 18 hour flight…23 hours…."

Will & Grace will be on TVNZ2 tonight, at 9.30pm.

After an 11 year hiatus, the cast sit down with reporter Emma Keeling. Source: Breakfast