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On the Mat - 29 July 1980

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1980

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.

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

Key Cast & Crew

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John Lye

Director

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Michael Scott

Producer

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Billy T James

Subject

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Ernie Leonard

Presenter

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Steve Rickard

Presenter

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