Are you the next Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson? WWE is holding tryouts in South Africa

WWE Live (Photo: Getty)
WWE Live (Photo: Getty)

WWE will be holding its first-ever talent tryout in South Africa in search of the next generation of WWE Superstars.

The tryouts will be taking place in Johannesburg in May 2020, during the WWE Live tour of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town from 29 April to 2 May. 


The two-day tryout will give male and female athletes from South Africa the opportunity to showcase their abilities with the goal being selected to begin training at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, U.S. 

"South Africa is renowned for producing tough, uncompromising athletes proven by the hugely dominant performance of the Springboks rugby team last year to become world champions," said Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development.

"I want to bring those same dynamic, powerful and entertaining qualities from South Africa's best male and female athletes to WWE. My message to every athlete and performer in South Africa is simple: this is your chance to change your life. Take this opportunity to follow your dream and represent South Africa on the global stage as a WWE Superstar," he added.   

The official WWE recruitment website at is now open for applications. 

Tailored to athletes who are interested in pursuing a career in sports-entertainment, the website features information about the WWE recruitment process and provides a detailed look at what day-to-day life is like for and members of the WWE Performance Center roster. 

The online hub includes step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the tryout, as well as access to the official application form; an overview of the many resources available to WWE Performance Center recruits.

The tryout in South Africa is the latest example of WWE's global talent recruiting efforts. In recent years, WWE has scouted rugby and soccer players from Europe, kabaddi and kushti athletes from India, and martial artists and boxers from China. 

WWE has held similar tryouts in London, Dubai, Tokyo, Jeddah, Cologne, Santiago and Mumbai. 


WWE fans can see their favourite WWE Superstars at WWE LIVE on Wednesday, 29 April at Grand Arena Grandwest in Cape Town; Thursday, 30 April at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban; and Friday, 1 May and Saturday, 2 May at Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg.

Tickets for WWE LIVE South Africa are available now via 

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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