Are Nigerians Ready To See John Cena?
Wrestling as a form of entertainment is finding a home in Africa.
With wrestling superstars like Undertaker, John Cena, The Rock, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns traveling around the world to entertain fans for the American owned World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE), as well as putting up performances twice every week (Monday and Tuesday), it is no surprise that fans of wrestling are growing in Africa.
American professional wrestling stars converged in South Africa last week to stage shows in Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The tour has inspired WWE to look at hosting another tour in Africa with Kenya on their mind.
Speaking in an interview in Kenya, WWE Vice President International Communication, Dan Humphreys said they want to come to Nairobi if there is enough interest.
In his words:
“We are always on the lookout to go where our fans are and are not ruling out Nairobi or any other city on the continent once we see the interest is sufficient.”
Before there were die-hard football fans, there were die hard wrestling fans in Nigeria. Now that there is a growing interest again, as Nigerians seek channels of entertainment to escape the more serious issues associated with the country, should wrestling fans in the country be expecting a Nigerian tour after Kenya?