40 Wrestlers For BRF Tournament


No fewer than 40 wrestlers are set for the much awaited Intercontinental Wrestling  Championship, scheduled to hold from 23 October through 6 November, 2010 in Lagos State,  Nigeria.

According to the  Local Organising Committee, LOC of the tourney headed by Primate Charles  Odugbesi, at least 40 wrestling stars drawn from across the world will battle in the  competition tagged BRF Wrstlemania 2010.

The tournament is being packaged by a group of sport-loving Lagosians and friends of the  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 the  Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos that the wrestlers were drawn from 23 countries  including Nigeria.

Muhammed, a former national wrestling champion, said to show that the tourney will be held  as planned, three of the wrestlers from Europe and South Africa will be coming to Lagos on  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 Michael  Enrow from South Africa.

“After the press conference the werstlers with match commissioners like Jacob Michail of  Cameroon, Morris Atula, a Nigeria, who is based in Liverpool, England and Samuel Dada will  have a planned audience with Governor Fashola as well as going on tour of some media  houses,” said Alhaji Muhammed.

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P.M.Sports gathered that top attraction on the fights will be the inclusion of  six famous  female wrestlers in the middleweight category.

They are Beckey James from the United Kingdom, Skarlett from Japan, Jessey from the United  States of America, Lady Bunmi and Iron Becky from Nigeria. According to the coordinator,  Kerry Grand Warrior from the US, Noundem Michael of Angola, Big Geent from Australia, Shown  Koen of Zimbabwe, and Nigeria’s duo of Tony Destroyer and Afro-De-Giant, will fight in the  Super Heavyweight class.

In the Heavyweight category, Prince H. O of  Nigeria would stage a comeback against Missing  Link of South Africa, Bambikler, Oxbaker Junior of USA, The Dominator of Austria and Tommy  Heind of the Netherlands.

The Cruiserweight division promises a lot of fun as Trinidad and Tobago’s Georges will  engage Canada’s Mike Hughes, Belgium’s Raw Raw, Hong Kong’s Charles Rage, El-Ligero of  Mexico, Congo DR Tyamupepe and Italian Greco-Roma expert Johnny Palazzio.

The battle for the Middleweight belt would be fought between England’s Chris Botherway,  Stephan of Cameroon, USA’s Bing of Congo Brazzaville, Nouden Datsa of Central African  Republic, Indanas of India and Wonderful Sholly of Nigeria.

—Taiwo  Adelu

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