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by Leon Muston
Africa’s biggest wrestling federation, World Wrestling Professionals (WWP) held a press conference at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, announcing that early next year the venue would hold the biggest event in the company’s history, an extravaganza called WrestleMonster.
Tentatively scheduled for February 28 (subject to change), the event will be the company’s first to be tied to their international partner Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling.
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Jarrett couldn’t personally attend the launch due to wrestling commitments in the United States but sent a pre-recorded message in which he indicated how important the South African market was to GFW, in conjunction with those in Japan, Mexico, Germany, the UK, Australia and New Zealand where other alliances have been created.
He announced that he would personally be coming to South Africa for WrestleMonster and a number of other shows next year and was looking at a number of South African WWP wrestlers to sign to his main roster.
Ananzi 1(WWP All-Africa Champion Ananzi)
At WrestleMonster South Africa’s biggest names including Tornado, Ananzi, Mr Wrestling and Kwaito Kid will take on international stars including American star Jarrett (a former world champion in TNA and WCW), Erin Angel (a former Bellatrix champion in the UK) and Joe E Legend (a former WWE performer who currently holds championship gold in the Netherlands).
Kilimanjaro Venda(Kilimanjaro)
Nigeria’s Kilimanjaro and India’s Sangram Singh are also on the card with more international names to be announced closer to the time.
The first confirmed match-up will see Singh facing Joe E Legend for the vacant WWP Commonwealth Championship.
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The event will also feature music artists, television personalities and entertainment aimed at the whole family.
Another major announcement at the press conference was that 50% of the gate takings for the show would go towards wrestling development.
Representatives of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality and the Eastern Province Amateur Wrestling Association spoke about the initiative which would see a new wrestling training gym opened in the Port Elizabeth central business district in June 2015 with the first intake of students in August.
Kwaito 2(Kwaito Kid)
Port Elizabeth-born WWP star “The Kwaito Kid” Zama Njokweni, who himself came through the WWP developmental process, will head up the training facilities, which will be able to accommodate up to 150 wrestlers from across Africa.

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