Kwaito Kid in wrestling show down

2015-06-24 06:00
WWP’s Kwaito Kid is none other than Zama Njokweni from Motherwell. Next month he will be back in PE to fight in front of his home crowd during the first Wrestlemonster Extravaganza. 

WWP’s Kwaito Kid is none other than Zama Njokweni from Motherwell. Next month he will be back in PE to fight in front of his home crowd during the first Wrestlemonster Extravaganza. photo: SUPPLIED

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AS a young boy he used to jump up and down in front of the television to copy his favourite wrestlers’ kicks.

Now Kwaito Kid, born and bred in Port Elizabeth, has his own special move, the “Super Kwaito Jam-kick”. A kick that has felled many an opponent in the World Wrestling Professional (WWP) ring.

“My dream was to be like the famous American WWE-wrestler, Shawn Michaels,” said Zama Njokweni from Motherwell, who fights under the alias Kwaito Kid.

“But neither myself nor my parents believed I could make a career as a wrestler.”

By the end of 2004 Njokweni had completed his second year studies for a business degree, when his “obsession” with becoming a wrestler took flight again.

Then he met Mark Beale, CEO of WWP.

“From the very first day I met Kwaito Kid, I could see his style suited his alias perfectly,” said Beale.

But his dream to become a successful wrestler did not happen overnight.

“I trained so hard for months, and months, but didn’t get my shot in the ring,” Njokweni said.

In 2006 he finally got a chance to show off his skills.

“Following my first match I became more widely known and I was invited to tour with WWP to London, India, Namibia and Congo. I never thought a guy like me from Motherwell would see all of these countries.”

Next month Kwaito Kid will be in action in front of his home crowd during the first ever Wrestlemonster Extravaganza in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.

WWE’s PJ Black and WWP’s Tornado and Mr Wrestling are just some of the wrestling stars who will participate in Wrestlemonster.

According to Beale, Wrestlemonster is set to become an annual event.

“This year’s show will start with a Battle Royal, where 25 wrestlers will start in the ring at the same time, and fight till just one winner is left standing.”

Kurt Darren, Matthew Mole and Ifani will also provide added entertainment on the day.

Limited tickets are available at Computicket from R40 per person.

Click here to find out more or for tickets.

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