By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – The first edition of RW Winter Slam 2021 is all set to be held in the capital next week. The ring wrestling tournament is being jointly organized by Ward No 13 of Budhanilkantha Municipality and Nepal Ring Wrestling Association.
The organisers informed in a press conference on Wednesday that the tournament will kick off next weekend on January 1 at Chunikhel ground, a location which holds significance from archaeological, religious, cultural and tourism point of view.
According to the general secretary of Nepal Ring Wrestling Association Subarna Shrestha, the tournament will feature Nuwakote Tiger, Chatan, David, Shine, Tuppi Gang, Ex Hero, Lady Angel, Tannu, King Robot, CJ, ASC, John, Baka, UBL among other wrestlers.
The heavyweight champion of the tournament will bag a purse of Rs 75,000 while hardcore champion will get Rs 65,000, followed by middle weight champion (Rs 50,000), tag-team champions (Rs 40,000) and light weight champion (Rs 35,000).
Referees Pradeep Pandey, Bikash Khadka and Sisham Maini will be officiating the matches. The estimated cost of the tournament is around Rs 1.5 million, according to the organisers.
General Secretary Shrestha informed that Nepal Ring Wrestling Association has been organizing national and international –level tournaments with the objective of developing a culture of ring wrestling as well as international-standard players.
This tournament will be broadcast live on the website of Hamro Khelkud as well as Facebook page of Nepal Ring Wrestling Association.