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WWE Set To Host Africa Wrestling Tryouts In Nigeria |FS News

The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has revealed it is seeking to make new superstars in Africa.

 

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FS News reports that the WWE in conjunction with its Sub-Saharan Africa broadcast partner, SuperSport, announced a continent-wide talent search to find Africa’s next WWE Superstar.

 

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The campaign was announced in an interactive media briefing in Lagos, to herald Lagos as the host city for a multi-day tryout in February 2023.

 

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WWE Head of Talent Operations and Strategy, James Kimball, led the delegations from the US to meet with the SuperSports team led by the Chief Executive of SuperSports, Marc Jury.

 

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According to Kimball, the search for Africa’s Next WWE Superstar “is now open to Nigerians and citizens of other African countries and their submissions will be accepted until December 18.”

 

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Interested candidates are to submit a video highlighting their potential to become a WWE Superstar. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the Lagos tryout in February 2023.

 

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A select number of tryout participants will be awarded an all-expense-paid experience to continue their tryout journey alongside current and prospective WWE superstars, ahead of WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles in April 2023.”

 

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Kimball said that at the end a full-time WWE developmental contract might be offered to the top-performing participants who would then begin their new career at the WWE Centre in Orlando, Florida.

 

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Kimball added that Africa is a focal point of their renewed global talent recruitment strategy and this initiative in Lagos would launch what they envision to become a year-round multi-country effort to cultivate relationships.

 

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We at WWE identify talent that will resonate with our passionate and loyal African fanbase ever increasing in Africa especially in Nigeria.

 

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The region has incredible potential to serve as a meaningful talent development hub for WWE and we look forward to working with our tremendous partners in Nigeria at SuperSport.

 

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Our target is to uncover the next generation of superstars through this program,” Kimball said.

 

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Similarly, Marx Jury, for the SuperSports team said that the continent abounds with athletes and this would be a perfect opportunity to showcase fresh talents.

 

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T. is a massive appetite among African audiences for WWE action and entertainment, we expect this initiative to be very popular with aspirants.

 

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“SuperSport looks forward to telling this exciting story in the weeks and months to come.” Jury said.

 

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Jury added that WWE and MultiChoice recently announced a major broadcast partnership that would see Showmax, the leading streaming service available in the region, become the new home of WWE Network in Africa.

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