17th September, 2010
No fewer than 40 wrestlers are set for the much awaited Intercontinental WrestlingÂ Championship, scheduled to hold from 23 October through 6 November, 2010 in Lagos State,Â Nigeria.
According to theÂ Local Organising Committee, LOC of the tourney headed by Primate CharlesÂ Odugbesi, at least 40 wrestling stars drawn from across the world will battle in theÂ competition tagged BRF Wrstlemania 2010.
The tournament is being packaged by a group of sport-loving Lagosians and friends of theÂ Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), to honour the state governor.
The Coordinator of the tournament, Alhaji Hammed Olanrewaju Muhammed, told P.M.Sports at theÂ Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos that the wrestlers were drawn from 23 countriesÂ including Nigeria.
Muhammed, a former national wrestling champion, said to show that the tourney will be heldÂ as planned, three of the wrestlers from Europe and South Africa will be coming to Lagos onÂ 28 September to participate in a world press conference scheduled for 30 September.
The wrestlers are Kerry The Power from Spain, Chris Bambikiller from Germany and MichaelÂ Enrow from South Africa.
â€œAfter the press conference the werstlers with match commissioners like Jacob Michail ofÂ Cameroon, Morris Atula, a Nigeria, who is based in Liverpool, England and Samuel Dada willÂ have a planned audience with Governor Fashola as well as going on tour of some mediaÂ houses,â€ said Alhaji Muhammed.
P.M.Sports gathered that top attraction on the fights will be the inclusion ofÂ six famousÂ female wrestlers in the middleweight category.
They are Beckey James from the United Kingdom, Skarlett from Japan, Jessey from the UnitedÂ States of America, Lady Bunmi and Iron Becky from Nigeria. According to the coordinator,Â Kerry Grand Warrior from the US, Noundem Michael of Angola, Big Geent from Australia, ShownÂ Koen of Zimbabwe, and Nigeriaâ€™s duo of Tony Destroyer and Afro-De-Giant, will fight in theÂ Super Heavyweight class.
In the Heavyweight category, Prince H. O ofÂ Nigeria would stage a comeback against MissingÂ Link of South Africa, Bambikler, Oxbaker Junior of USA, The Dominator of Austria and TommyÂ Heind of the Netherlands.
The Cruiserweight division promises a lot of fun as Trinidad and Tobagoâ€™s Georges willÂ engage Canadaâ€™s Mike Hughes, Belgiumâ€™s Raw Raw, Hong Kongâ€™s Charles Rage, El-Ligero ofÂ Mexico, Congo DR Tyamupepe and Italian Greco-Roma expert Johnny Palazzio.
The battle for the Middleweight belt would be fought between Englandâ€™s Chris Botherway,Â Stephan of Cameroon, USA’s Bing of Congo Brazzaville, Nouden Datsa of Central AfricanÂ Republic, Indanas of India and Wonderful Sholly of Nigeria.