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Africa’s Next WWE Superstar Search Tryout To Hold In Nigeria February 2023

Africa’s Next WWE Superstar Search Tryout To Hold In Nigeria February 2023

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in conjunction with its Sub-Saharan Africa broadcast partner, SuperSport, has announced a continent-wide talent search to find Africa’s next WWE Superstar.

The campaign was announced on Tuesday, November 7, 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria, the host city for a multi-day tryout in February 2023.

“The Search for Africa’s Next WWE Superstar” is now open to Nigerians and citizens of other African countries. Submissions will be accepted till December 18.

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

A select number of tryout participants will then 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.

A full-time WWE developmental contract may be offered to the top-performing participants who will then begin their new career at the world-class Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

“Africa is a focal point of our renewed global talent recruitment strategy and this initiative in Lagos will launch what we envision becoming a year-round, multi-country effort to cultivate relationships and identify talent that will resonate with our passionate and loyal African fanbase,” said James Kimball, WWE Head of Talent Operations and Strategy.

“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 at SuperSport to uncover the next generation of Superstars through this program.

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“The continent abounds with athletes and Africa has had several WWE Superstars, so this is the perfect opportunity to showcase fresh new talent,” said Marc Jury, Chief Executive of SuperSport.

“As there is a massive appetite among African audiences for WWE action and entertainment, we expect this initiative to be very popular with aspirants. SuperSport looks forward to telling this exciting story in the weeks and months to come.”

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

The partnership incorporates all WWE Premium Live Events including WrestleMania as well as WWE Network’s vast library of original and archived programming available to stream on-demand by more people in Africa from early 2023 on Showmax, Africa’s most loved streaming service.

SuperSport, the sport broadcasting subsidiary of video entertainment platform, MultiChoice will continue to broadcast live weekly episodes of Raw, SmackDown and NXT as well as all of WWE’s Premium Live Events in a multi-year extension.

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  • Ngayu Paul 1 year ago

    I wanna apply for this. How do I apply please?

  • Joseph 1 year ago

    How can I get the opportunity of completing I’m in Southern Africa

  • Christian Asiedu Agyemang Duah 1 year ago


    • good day everyone good day friends good day everyone my name is David wise and I just want to protest and indeed WWE Africa best top star but I just want to enter so I can show case my world to the world just like how triple h how you was before how he can we all tired also he defended its ooo I just want to say I want to come so that I can show the world that I’m able to do to do something and I am I and I am not a failure thank you and may God bless you

  • Christian 1 year ago

    How can i apply for the wwe tryout am from Nigeria

  • Samson 1 year ago

    I’m a Nigerian I want to wrestle

  • David Wise 10 months ago

    I hope that my coming this is a good chance for every African and Nigerian guy to prove to the world what he or she is good at and me I know that this WWE might help me and it’s my take me to the next level and I want to showcase to the world my talent and and I know God will help me to get there and I will hold the universal championship and showed up to the world and I hope so this my dream comes true just like my brother or my is thank you so much

    • I hope my coming here it is for good but not for evil and I want to showcase my talent to the world at large I want to tell the world that a Nigerian guy is capable of doing any of of any of any sport he or she choose to deal to choose to do and the me myself I know that I will not be ashamed I I I know that as I come there I will try really hard and I’ll become the best champion that the world has ever seen and I will hold those two championship belt just as how Roman reigns hold the belt thank you so much and may God bless you and it is me David wise

  • Joshua 10 months ago

    @david wise, they said reach out to them. Not tell us here.

  • This is my dream to become a wrestler I have been waiting for this for so long

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