Godspower Ikpide, the current national and African heavy weight pro-wrestling champion, on Tuesday appealed to promoters and sponsors to revive the sport in the country.
Ikpide told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that pro-wrestling, which had been the foremost sport in the country, was no longer thriving.
“It is a pity that pro-wrestling has lost its vibes in the country and nobody is talking about it again.
“This is a sport that used to attract promoters and sponsor in the past and spectators always troop to the stadium but all that has ended.
“Those that brought wrestling to the country played their part but they did not leave a sustainable platform for it to thrive; that is why we are here,’’ he said.
He urged promoters and sponsors of the sport to ensure it did not die.
The wrestler added that he was currently into arm wrestling to keep fit due to the dearth of activities in pro-wrestling.
“I can’t just sit idle; that is why I am into arm wrestling to prove my prowess and get myself busy,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Ikpide won gold and silver medals at two events at the 9th Arm Wrestling Championships held in Ghana in 2018.