2019 Top Prospect Tournament Entrant: Makita

Makita is the first professional wrestler born and raised in Cameroon, Africa to ever compete outside of the continent, and he has sacrificed much to do it.

Back home, Makita was not just known as a rising professional soccer star poised to represent his country on its national team, but he also genuinely comes from royalty. Recognized as an uncrowned prince of the Bali tribe in Cameroon, Makita gave up that life to travel the world in pursuit of his dream to become a pro wrestling star.

His journey has taken him to the ROH Dojo and the upcoming Top Prospect Tournament, the winner of which receives an ROH contract a shot at the ROH World Television Title.

The 5-foot-7, 180 pounder has been wrestling since 2010. Makita, whose trainers include David Taylor and Robert Gibson, has competed in the U.S., Mexico and Nigeria, and will make his debut in South Africa in the near future. Perhaps the biggest match of his career to date saw Makita travel to CMLL in Mexico to battle 2016 ROH Top Prospect Tournament winner Lio Rush. 

With a competitive drive and hunger for competition, the self described “Rock of Africa” is determined to be a hero and role model for all Cameroonians and ascend to the highest of thrones in pro wrestling. The TPT could very well serve as his launching pad.

The Top Prospect Tournament begins on July 21 at Mass Hysteria in Lowell, Mass. Join us live in person or streaming for HonorClub to watch first-round tournament action as well as matches featuring the top ROH stars!

Past TPT winners include current ROH World Champion Matt Taven, and TPT alumni include former ROH World Champions Dalton Castle, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly, as well as Silas Young, Adam Page, Jonathan Gresham and Punishment Martinez, among others.