WWP Thunderstrike is a South African professional wrestling sports series created by Mark Beale and Mike Msizi and produced by Urban Brew Studios which is heavily influenced by American mainstream wrestling, which features a number of professional wrestlers competing for a variety of different titles.
The series premiered on SABC2 on Saturday 11 December 2004, at 14h30. In June 2008 the show signed a five-year contract with SABC2 to produce over 50 episodes a year until 2012. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 4 premiered on SABC2 on Saturday 13 December 2008, at 18h30.
Season 4 Synopsis
In action this season you will see Skull, the hardcore legend who is not known for his grace but rather his penchant for destroying opponents with a steel chain, barb wire, tables and chairs.
Tornado holds nothing back in his arsenal, from highflying to ground and pound. He is the only man to go head to head and survive with the hardcore legend Skull. Tornado is a man who will break his opponent down methodically until there is no more.
Blacksmith, a man of little words and big actions since his start in WWP, has met controversy and hardships at every turn. In the words of Rocky: "It's not how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward".
You can expect Blacksmith to take every blow, slam and kick with a smile on his face and keep coming at you with the tenacity of a pit-bull and the heart of a champion.
PJ Black, the self-proclaimed poster boy of WWP Thunderstrike, is a third generation wrestler who has stunned all with his legendary moves and good looks. With the gorgeous LL on his side this young gun has climbed the ladder of the WWP all the way to the top and has one thing on his mind - to steal the show.
Jason Steele is a cocky young upstart who has rocked the WWP with his brash attitude and utter disrespect for anything or anyone. With his slogan “Simply Better Than You”, this athletic marvel has shown that he can run with the best of them and intends to put his opponents through the canvas with his Perfect Power Bomb.
Kilimanjaro and Kwaito Kid - the dynamic World Tag Team Champions - will arrive as always in style. These fan favourites are set to take Carnival by storm. With the fancy footwork of Kwaito and the brute force of man mountain Kilimanjaro, you can expect nothing but knock-out action.
Finally we have the Weasel, who with his political savvy and dirty tactics has run the WWP with an iron fist. If the Weasel wants it the Weasel gets it one way or another and at Carnival City expect nothing less then Total Weasel Domination.
WWP Thunderstrike is fast, furious and coming to your screens with wrestling superstars like The Weasel, Tornado, Kwaito Kid, Kilimanjaro, Du Congo, Blacksmith, Ananzi, Bheki, Skull and Akilah.
Premiere: 11 December 2004 | Finale: 23 April 2005 | Saturdays, 14h30
Premiere: December, 2005 | Finale: April, 2006 | Saturdays, 15h30
Premiere: 1 November 2006 | Finale: 27 February 2008 | Wednesdays, 22h00
Premiere: 13 December 2008 | Finale: TBC