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Pro-Wrestling in Australia & New Zealand


This video is a little overview of the notable personalities and events in Australia and New Zealand. It mainly focuses on the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Johnny Doyle and Jim Barnett took Australia from a respectable market to one of the hottest in the world in the 1960s and 1970s. All the top names toured Australia and nearby New Zealand began picking up steam in the 1970s. When Australia's WCW was taken off Network Nine, it quickly sunk. New Zealand hooked up with the NWA and saw some good years into the 1980s before it, like the rest of the NWA, fell into obscurity. 

Intro - Bulldog Brower going nuts 

First Part (Music is Digeridoo by the Aphex Twins) - flying into Sydney in the 1960s and shots of the Auckland Harbor Bridge in New Zealand; Abdullah the Butcher, Waldo Von Erich and Big Bad John triple-team Spiros Arion; Siva Afi bodyslams NWA Champion Harley Race; Mark Lewin dumps NWA Champion Ric Flair over the top; Big Bad John's caneshot to Mario Milano; King Curtis Iaukea stares down Blackjack Slade; Arion's atomic drop to Hans Shroeder; Network Nine's bumper 

Second Part (Music is "A Battle without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei) - the original Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan); Killer Kowalski; Steve Rickard* savaging someone; Larry O'Day; Mark Lewin clip; Dick Dunn; Jim Barnett; Rick Martel* & Mark Lewin; Peter Maivia; Bulldog Brower*; Killer Karl Kox & The Spoiler (Don Jardine); The Australians (Larry O'Day & Ron Miller); George Barnes* & Bill Dundee; The Sheepherders/Kiwis/Bushwackers (Luke Wiliams & Butch Miller) restrain Abdullah; Toru Tanaka; Hito Togo (Great Kabuki) & the Great Togo; Mr. Fuji; Tony Garea; Waldo Von Erich on the mic; WVE in full regalia; WVE, Great Togo and Big Bad John with a "friend"; Bobby Shane; Ed Wiskowski; Tex McKenzie, Haystacks Calhoun and Mario Milano; The Great Mephisto*; Ron Miller with a toehold; Milano & Don Leo Jonathan help Tony Parisi; Big Bad John leads in Abdullah (Lewin*); King Curtis splahes Big Bad John; Lord Johnathan Boyd/Jonny Boyd*; Norman Charles Frederick III (as Maurice LaRue); King Curtis on the mic; Curtis defends a choking Mark Lewin; John Da Silva; Ox Baker; Jos LeDuc*; The Sheepherders; The Destroyer & Steve Rickard; Steve Rackman & Killer Karl Krupp; Bugsy McGraw & Karl Kox drop elbows on a car; an agining Mario Milano; a young Mario Milano abdominal stretches Red Bastien (Jack Little*); Spiros Arion; Ciclon Negro; Ripper Collins; O'Day's dropkick; Dominic Denucci; Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard; Buddy & Robert Fuller; Gary Hart & The Spoiler; Pat O'Connor; Abe Jacobs
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