WWE has announced that they are on the search for their next big wrestling superstar from Africa as they announce tryouts to be held in Nigeria.
WWE’s global reach is on show again as the company announced that they are looking to find their next star from the continent of Africa.
The company announced the news on its corporate website with the following information about the tryouts which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2023:
“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 today in Lagos, Nigeria, the host city for a multi-day tryout in February 2023.
“The Search for Africa’s Next WWE Superstar” will begin today and is open to citizens of any African country. Submissions will be accepted until December 18. Learn more about the application process at www.supersport.com/WWEAfricaSuperstar.
Interested candidates will be asked 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. A select number of tryout participants will then be awarded an all-expenses-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.”
The company’s Head of Talent Operations and Strategy James Kimball is quoted as saying:
“Africa is a focal point of our renewed global recruitment talent strategy. This initiative, in partnership with SuperSport, will launch what we envision becoming a year-round, multi-country effort to identify talent that will resonate with our passionate fanbase.”
Africa was represented at Crown Jewel by the giant Omos who hails from Nigeria. New Day star Kofi Kingston also originally hails from the continent having been born in the west African nation of Ghana.