Survivor faithful to her art

Never will I forget the Dunedin Town Hall in the 1970s and the huge hits of Big Bad John's boys, Tojo Ono, Waldo von Erich and Abdullah the Butcher, when On the Mat came to town.

They were dead evil and threatened little old ladies in the crowd.

It was so cool.

Off the Ropes was filmed in Wellington, will be screened some time later this year on Prime, and features wrestlers with less exciting names than their 1970s peers.

Time will tell if H-Flame and Shane "The Technician" Whitehead can re-light the flame of Kiwi wrestling.