In partnership with RED Boxing International, KnokX Pro has announced the formation of the World Wrestling Asia (WWA.) The newly formed professional wrestling promotion will go on an initial publicity tour throughout the Philippines in March 2020 featuring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer Junior “Rikishi” Fatu, professional wrestler Reno “Black Pearl” Anoa’i and James “Maverick” Rikiel.
Rikishi, Anoa’i and Rikiel will arrive in the Philippines on March 15, 2020 to hold clinics throughout the country for local aspiring professional wrestlers. Following the publicity tour, the WWA will host the “Road To The Philippines” show in Los Angeles, California, United States, which will be broadcast live in order to build awareness and anticipation for the ensuing WWA tour of the Philippines in August 2020.
The multi-city tour of the Philippines will include 14 different WWA shows across Asia, showcasing both local and international talent. The name of the tour has yet to be finalized.
The WWA is committed to fostering local talent. Together, KnokX Pro and RED Boxing International will put on one of a kind spectacles for underserved markets and reinventing the professional wrestling landscape in Asia. Both of the famed SAMOAN DYNASTY, Anoa’i and Rikishi founded KnokX Pro with the former as the CEO and the latter as the president.
KnokX Pro has become the premier destination for aspiring professional wrestlers across the globe. Located in the heart of Southern California, USA, it has produced some of the most prominent competitors in the wrestling world today with alumni going on to work for organizations such as the WWE, NXT and MLW to name a few.
In addition to developing some of the most premier talent in the wrestling world, KnokX Pro has also produced some of the most successful independent wrestling tours of the last decade. Among these are the 2009 Hulkamania Australia Tour, Nu Wrestling Evolution (NWE), and various high profile shows in Hollywood, California.
A promotional and management organization for professional boxers, RED Boxing International was founded by famed boxing promoter Rey “Cacoi” Almirante Rodis. As a third-generation promoter, he has spent his entire life around boxing and has always used the sport as a vehicle to propel social good within his home country of the Philippines.
With vast success in their previous boxing tours and ventures across Asia, RED Boxing Promotions decided to expand its reach in the world of combat sports by executing this unprecedented partnership with KnokX Pro.
The SAMOAN DYNASTY is the most storied lineage in the history of Professional Wrestling. Originating with “High Chief” Peter Maivia and The Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika Anoa’i, it has continuously churned out some of the greatest professional wrestlers that the world has ever seen.
Former WWE Champions The Rock, Roman Reigns, and Yokozuna as well as former World Tag Team Champions The Usos, The Wild Samoans, and The Headshrinkers are just a few examples of the proud members of the SAMOAN DYNASTY. No matter the era, the SAMOAN DYNASTY has consistently left their impression on the entire Wrestling world.
In addition to cultivating their family members, The SAMOAN DYNASTY has trained some of the most renowned Sports Entertainers of all time including Batista and Rusev just to name a few. It plans to continue expanding their global reach now with Rikishi and Anoa’i at the helm.
Rikishi is a member of the famous Anoaʻi family from American Samoa. Here was his bout against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on January 27, 2000: