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On the Mat: 29 July 1980 Television – 1980 Sport

On the Mat: 29 July 1980

Television – 1980 Sport

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This episode of the legendary pro-wrestling show screened on 29 July 1980. Ernie Leonard and Steve Rickard compere the action at Canterbury Court Stadium. In the first match up Aussie grappler Larry O'Day teams up with local Merv Fortune to take on Kid Hardie and young Ricky Rickard. An excerpt features Brute Miller and Sweet William (later famous as The Bushwackers) against Lu Leota and Samoan Joe; while Jack Claybourne and Ron Miller round out the bill. Billy T James makes an appearance and comments on the authenticity of the in-the-ring proceedings.

Key Cast & Crew

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John Lye

Director

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Michael Scott

Producer

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Ernie Leonard

Presenter

I think I can answer a question that's asked by thousands of armchair viewers: its all for real
– Billy T James