By day Willie Tanielu works for the government, by night he turns into Wild Willz and can be found in a wrestling ring.
Working for the Ministry of Justice isn't an obvious profession for a wrestler at heart, but Mr Tanielu says he's not the only one.
"The people at my work really get into it. I actually work with some other wrestlers, which is quite funny; it's like we're taking over," says Mr Tanielu.
He has just moved to Lower Hutt and is part of the Kiwi Pro Wrestling show taking place in Upper Hutt this Sunday.
Growing up watching American wrestling was the inspiration for Mr Tanielu but he never thought there would be an opportunity for him to do the same.
"I grew up watching the best of the overseas wrestlers, and I'm sure others like myself had 'wrestling matches' in the pool, the back yard, and on the mattress," says Mr Tanielu.
"So to have a chance to do it for real was a chance I wasn't going to let up."
Mr Tanielu says people do not always take it seriously but he was lucky to have the support of his family.
After training at KPW's own wrestling school this six foot Samoan says it has as many opportunities as more obvious choices.
"My family's first reaction was to laugh but they've always been supportive of the things that I do, even if there is a lot of risk involved," he says.
"I encourage people to try something a little different. I know the norm is to play rugby or soccer, but if you have the 'goods', you can make 'the big time'. Many of our guys have had trials with the WWE, and they'll go far just from the experience."
Kiwi Pro Wrestling CEO Rip Morgan says his students can not only go places with the sport but create their own characters.
"We have students apply, we teach them basic skills, develop their personality which all takes time but now we have a huge range of personalities in Wellington," says Mr Morgan.
He says wants people to come to the shows because there is something for everyone to enjoy.
- Cossie Carnage starts on Sunday September 22 at 2pm at the Upper Hutt Cossie club, with adult tickets for $15 and children for $7.
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