8:30pm – Friday, March 9 on ABC2
The six Western athletes out to test their strength, stamina and skills against indigenous tribes all over the world, arrive in Nyon, deep in the heart of Burkina Faso, West Africa at harvest time. It is home to about 300 Samo tribesmen reknowned for their brutal wrestling contests.
In six days, the harvest festival will climax with the biggest wrestling competition of the season. It’s a highly physical and energy-sapping ordeal. One wrong step means being smashed to the ground.
Nyon’s trainer is former wrestling champion Francois. Wole and Jarvis impress in the initial training bout.
He has special plans for Joey and Jarvis – an ancient Samo ritual involving some sacred crocodiles. Joey proves a surprise package.