Become a WWE Superstar

Become a WWE Superstar. Photo: WWE

YOU can become a WWE Superstar: Find out how

“The Search for Africa’s Next WWE Superstar” will begin today and is open to citizens of any African country.

Become a WWE Superstar

Become a WWE Superstar. Photo: WWE

WWE in conjunction with SuperSport, has announced a continent-wide talent search meaning you could become a 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 also 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

How you can become a WWE Superstar

Candidates who want to become a WWE Superstar will be asked to submit a video highlighting their potential. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the Lagos tryout in February 2023.

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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 WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

“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.” said James Kimball, WWE Head of Talent Operations and Strategy.

Somebody from Africa will become a WWE Superstar.

“The region has incredible potential to serve as a meaningful talent development hub for WWE. We look forward to working with our tremendous partners at SuperSport. WWE relishes uncovering 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 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.”

Africa rising

Last week, WWE and MultiChoice 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, 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.

Learn more about WWE’s recruitment process at