Lusail Sports Arena came to life last Friday, 21 February, as SUPER SLAM II took place with over 35 international pro wrestling legends and superstars competing for the championship titles.
SUPERSLAM II presented four championship title matches: The QPW Tag Team won by Carlito and Chris Masters whilst Caprice Coleman won the QPW King of Ladder title; the QPW Middle East match was won by White Eagle; and the QPW World Title was won by Alofa. There were also a number of special single matches in between the title games that left the audience in excitement.
The 2020 QPW World Title Championship holder is Alofa, an American professional wrestler best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring names Tahitian Savage, Fred Williams and Lloyd Lanui; and for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) under the ring name LA Smooth.
Alofa has made his acting career in the movie The Wrestler and on the trailer commercial for Brisk Tea for his cousin Dwayne Johnson’s movie Hobbs & Shaw.
Organised by Qatar Pro Wrestling (QPW), the second edition of SUPER SLAM witnessed the attendance of almost 6,000 fans, making it the largest wrestling event to ever take place in Doha. Fans got to see live their favourite World Wrestling Entertainment superstars including Alberto del Rio, Rob Van Dam, PJ Black, Brian Cage, nZo, Matt Sydal, Harry Smith Jr, Chris Raaber, Alofa, Caprice Coleman, Brian Pillman Jr, Apolo, Carlito, Chris Masters, Matt Cross, Johnny Storm, Jody Fleisch and Mil Muertes.
Wrestlers also attended a series of events in Doha prior to the tournament including a dedicated press conference, a VIP Lunch, and a Meet-and-Greet session at Doha Festival City as well as a pre-Meet-and-Greet prior to the match where fans were able to meet their icons in person. Carlito’s birthday was also celebrated with other wrestlers, fans and members of the media.
Wrestlers also got to spend the morning of the day prior to the match at Doha Festival City at its three theme parks, visiting the Mitsubishi showroom, and touring Doha in their SUPER SLAM Mitsubishi cars.
QPW chairman Ali Ahmad al Marafi said the event has been fantastic and unparalleled in the history of wrestling in the region.
The stars gave the fans an amazing show. The guest appearances, the live interactions with the wrestlers, the lineup, the matches, everything was absolutely phenomenal. I would like to thank everyone who worked with us and supported in making this happen.
He also thanked the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Boxing Federation for supporting QPW in bringing SUPER SLAM II to the people of Qatar.
SUPER SLAM II was attended by wrestling legends Eric Bischoff, The Great Khali, Kevin Nash, Mark Henry, and ‘Road Warrior Animal’ who made a special appearance in the ring.
Three new Qatari wrestling stars were also introduced during the show – Rage, Classy Ali and Tito Hatem – who showcased the achievements of QPW in support of the sport of wrestling in Qatar.
Qatar Pro Wrestling is the first and only professional wrestling association in the Middle East.
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