KIWI BOMBER – LIVING THE DREAM

Adam Taylor (aka Taylor Adams the Kiwi Bomber) is a young man taking a different route in his sporting career.

The 29 year-old from Blenheim at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, is a Big Time wrestler.

Adam Taylor (aka Taylor Adams the Kiwi Bomber)

He travels New Zealand and competes, or performs at wrestling shows all around the country and he loves what what he does even if it comes with his body being knocked around.

Big Time wrestling is modelled on old television shows which were once extremely popular in New Zealand including Big Time wrestling in the 1970s and later On the Mat during the 1980s where larger than life characters including King Curtis, Mark Lewin, Rick Martial, Sweet Williams and Brute Miller among many others competed playing good guy bad guy roles.

“It’s a strange mix of sport and entertainment, an athletics based form of entertainment.”

BOMBS AWAY !!

As Taylor explained, Big Time wrestling, “It’s a strange mix of sport and entertainment, an athletics based form of entertainment.”

Taylor got hooked on Big Time wrestling as a kid growing up watching it with his friends and decided that was the sport for him. 

“The characters involved. These larger than life super heroes in a real life setting. Personalities with cool costumes and big muscles.”

The Entertainers

Both males and females are part of a New Zealand circuit which is enjoying a comeback in popularity with Taylor competing most weekends somewhere around New Zealand while holding down a full-time job at Hunters Wines in Blenheim during the week.

While entertainment is the main focus of his sport, as he said gravity is gravity and conditioning and fitness to be able to take that punishment is crucial.

GOING DOWN ...conditioning and fitness is crucial to be able to take that punishment .

The Blenheim wrestling star hails from a strong family pedigree in sport, particularly rugby. His dad Graeme Taylor is a former New Zealand Rugby Union councillor and his uncle Brian Dwyer on his mother Helen’s side ,was a key member of the great Marlborough Red Devils Ranfurly Shield rugby team which sensationally took the shield off Canterbury in 1973.

“The characters involved. These larger than life super heroes in a real life setting. Personalities with cool costumes and big muscles.”

GOING DOWN ....conditioning and fitness is crucial to be able to take that punishment.

Listen to my interview with the Kiwi Bomber as he explains his wrestle journey and what it involves and please share our story with your friends.

Story by John Alexander | Supporting Images sourced by Absolutely Famous.

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