Kiwi Pro Wrestling

The combination of strength, fun, rough and tumble has made wrestling one of the world’s most popular armchair spectator sports, and on April 5, Triangle Television Wellington will screen the first in a series of local wrestling news and views. The series will also screen on Triangle Auckland, beginning on April 12.

The half-hour show, Kiwi Pro Wrestling comes via the Wellington-based company of the same name, and will feature not only ringside reports from events in the Wellington region, but profiles of past and present stars and a Bushwacker Shack segment hosted by former international pro, Brutal Butch Miller.

Miller, who has wrestled in more than sixty countries, and on every continent, was the first man to carry a foreign flag into a US wrestling ring, and is the Commissioner of Kiwi Pro Wrestling Limited.

Kiwi Pro Wrestling Ltd’s chief executive officer is Rip Morgan, a former Pro-Wrestler who started with On the Mat in the 1980s. Rip Morgan has worked for World Championship Wrestling – an American wrestling company owned by television mogul Ted Turner – and other major alliances throughout the USA, Japan and Europe.

Kiwi Pro Wrestling Ltd aims to promote this sport entertainment in New Zealand to a new generation of fans via their work, their website and their new television series which they hope will take Kiwi Pro Wrestling in New Zealand to a new level.

The programme features many Kiwi wrestling identities who can successfully compete on the international circuit, but it also has a strong Wellington focus.

“Kiwi Pro Wrestling is a local show through and through, and will give Wellington’s many wrestling fans a programme that’s uniquely their own,” says Triangle Television Chief Executive Jim Blackman.

“It’s hugely entertaining; a mix of the downright outrageous and the deadly serious. The characters are colourful, the action is spectacular, there are laughs, tantrums and tears – what more could you ask for? We’re sure it’s going to be a big success with both our Auckland and Wellington audiences.”

A key feature of Triangle Television Wellington is the screening of locally-made programmes. The free-to-air station delivers a line-up with a wide range of special-interest topics, including cinema, technology, wildlife, the arts, fashion, travel, health and business, as well as local and international news and current affairs. The selection of programmes has been fine-tuned for Wellington’s broad-based viewership.

Series One of Kiwi Pro Wrestling will screen on Triangle Television Wellington on Thursdays at 8.30pm for three weeks from April 5 and on Triangle Television Auckland on Thursdays at 9.30pm for three weeks starting April 12. A second series will screen at a later date.