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
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.