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On the Mat - 17 March 1981

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1981

mat rad
mat rad
8 Aug 2017 - 05.44pm
Lol ... Samoa Joes daughter ... your dad was funny as f***. My fav was when his manager, or the ring announcer would say "and now samoan joe would like to speak to the audience in his native tongue..." then joe would spout off about stuff in better english than most of the audience .... cracks me up just thinking about it.
Bishop
Bishop
9 Apr 2015 - 09.05am
Wow Don Mason what a revelation! Next you'll tell me Shortland Street isn't actually a documentary! Or that Thingy was just a puppet! Say it ain't so.
Owen Baxter
Owen Baxter
6 Apr 2015 - 10.39pm
I remember watching this stuff when I was a kid. Really silly but a lot of fun!
Neil Leathers
Neil Leathers
6 Apr 2015 - 07.34pm
Rest In Peace Steve Rickard.Your efforts for New Zealand will always be remembered.
D Pemberton
D Pemberton
6 Apr 2015 - 07.29pm
RIP Steve Rickard thanks for the years of great wrestling you bought to New Zealand
Don Mason
Don Mason
6 Apr 2015 - 06.39pm
Why does everyone ignore the elephant in the room? This was fake. Audiences were treated like idiots. The whole concept is nonsense ... What absolute rubbish.
Peter Messano
Peter Messano
24 Apr 2014 - 12.06am
Another good episode of On the Mat. Did they mention Bret Hart as in The Hitman? Mark Lewin was great. Samoan Joe was good.
Monique
Monique
20 Jul 2013 - 10.36pm
Am saddened there's not more episode left in the archives, my godfather, with whom I've recently reunited was known as " Tarzan Tyler" and later as "dr death", was hoping to see him in action. Unfortunately I can't even locate a photograph. Any photos or footage would be greatly appreciated. I expect it's a long shot, but any info please email me at momonique_simpson@yahoo.co.nz
Child of Wrestler
Child of Wrestler
26 Jun 2012 - 02.22am
Lol at your comment Wayne Righton... You are spot on, Yes it's always only been about Steve Rickard!!
Hamish Towgood
Hamish Towgood
14 Jan 2012 - 02.14pm
Ronald Love, TVNZ have only a few full episodes left, they taped over them all many years ago, according to the last email I sent them about it.
Ronald Love
Ronald Love
13 Jan 2012 - 07.50am
This is great, it would be awesome if TVNZ would re-run On The Mat!!! My step father (Jim Gray) worked for many years at the Hutt Park Hotel and is almost like a fourth son to Steve. Great wrestler and promoter!!!
DeriHadler
DeriHadler
27 Oct 2011 - 04.32pm
We used to shoot OTM in the Civic Teletheatre during the late 1970's. I used to do sound, the wrestlers were great but the audience used to scare me.
Wayne Righton
Wayne Righton
14 Aug 2011 - 09.50pm
How about footage of other top wrestlers like Bruno Bekkar,Cowboy Billy Wright,Mo Sakata ,Ricky Wallace ?Or is it just about Steve Rickard.
SamoanJoes Daughter.
SamoanJoes Daughter.
12 Aug 2011 - 12.30pm
I am so overwhelmed that i have found my father's (Samoanjoe) video clip, at least one that i could show to the people at my dads 65th birthday next year! thankyou so much nzonscreen for posting the video up and also to the User on youtube, that advised me to search for it on here, please do leave it on here. One <3
murray mccallum
murray mccallum
30 Jul 2010 - 08.55pm
Great stuff! Good fun seeing these old shows i loved with the smaller studio audience, some of it pretty cheesy obviously but still more real wrestling skill than than WWE stuff we get nowadays. It would be great to see a compilation box set of a variety of wrestlers in action, minus those tedious intro/outro segments. Anyone from TVNZ out there listening? : )
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