The crowd gasps and cheers as a bare-chested man grabs a chair and smashes it over the head of his opponent on the ground. A referee in a black-and-white striped jersey rushes to his aid but the prone man is not really hurt -- this is WWE-style wrestling in China, where the sport is attempting to take off.
The captivating traditional wrestling championship in Niger is an annual event. The west African nation's "king sport" is about much more than just a good fight.
Wrestling: Champion Of Champions tournament begins in Yenagoa
20 Dec 2020
Sixteen Iraqi women hope being part of a wrestling team in the city of Basra can fight stereotypes in conservative Iraqi society.
12 Aug 2020
Kamala, the wrestler also known as the Ugandan Giant, who was one of the biggest attractions in the world of professional wrestling in the mid-80s right through to the early part of the 90s, has passed away at the age of 70...and he was not even from Uganda.
4 Dec 2017
There is still room for improvement in wrestling - Okah