World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), in conjunction with its sub-Saharan African broadcast partner SuperSport, has announced a continent-wide talent search to find Africa’s next WWE Superstar.
The campaign was announced yesterday in Lagos, which is the host city for a multi-day trial scheduled for February 2023.
“The Search for the Next WWE Superstar in Africa” is now open to Nigerians and citizens of other African countries. Submissions will be accepted until December 18, an official said yesterday.
Interested candidates must submit a video highlighting their potential to become a WWE Superstar. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the Lagos test in February 2023.
A select number of trial participants will then receive an all-expenses-paid experience to continue their trial journey alongside current and potential WWE Superstars prior to WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles in April 2023.
A full-time WWE developmental contract may be offered to top performers who will then begin their new career at the world-class WWE 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 will become a year-round, multinational effort to cultivate relationships and identify talent that will resonate with our passionate and loyal fan base. Africans. ”, said James Kimball, WWE Head of Operations and Talent Strategy.
“The region has incredible potential to serve as a major talent development hub for WWE and we look forward to working with our tremendous partners at SuperSport to discover the next generation of Superstars through this program.”
“The continent abounds with athletes and Africa has had several WWE Superstars, so this is the perfect opportunity to showcase new talent,” said Marc Jury, CEO of SuperSport. “Given that there is such a huge appetite among the African public for WWE action and entertainment, we expect this initiative to be very popular with hopefuls. SuperSport looks forward to telling this exciting story in the coming weeks and months.”
WWE and MultiChoice recently announced a major streaming partnership that will see Showmax, the leading streaming service available in the region, become the new home for 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, the most popular streaming service. beloved of Africa.
SuperSport, the sports broadcast subsidiary of video entertainment platform MultiChoice, will continue to air weekly live episodes of Raw, SmackDown and NXT, as well as all WWE live Premium Events over a multi-year stretch.