Sanjana George
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WWE has been trying to expand its reach in the Indian market for quite some time now and in the process they have grabbed another talent from the subcontinent named Sanjana George. The biggest professional wrestling promotion in the world has inked a deal with an Indian MMA fighter. After moving to the United States, she will soon begin classes at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

The news was broken via Sanjana George’s Instagram page who posed in a t-shirt provided by the WWE PC. Then she had a conversation with Locker Room talking about the support she has received, so far. She intends everything in her power to entertain people around the globe. This is the mantra of the sports entertainment industry, after all.

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“Big Thank you to everyone. Honestly, it’s just the beginning of lots and lots of hard work. Thank you all for the support and love. I hope to do my very best to keep you all entertained and proud. Thank you to all my coaches who helped me get stronger and better. Love to my family and friends and thank God most of all for this new chapter,” Sanjana George noted.

Only time will tell what Sanjana George is destined to do in the WWE. She is coming from a unique breed from the sports world of India, without a doubt. After all, very few female athletes could think of choosing MMA as her career in our country. But the second-only signed WWE female Superstar belonging to India has the courage to conquer the world, after all.

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Sanjana George recently shifted to USA

The 26-year-old mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is billed from Kottayam in Kerala, India who has shifted to Orlando, United States for regular training purposes. Although she is an MMA fighter, she is a genuinely soft-spoken person. Sanjana who is one of the four latest recruits from India, the only woman who has to offer the following about her upcoming wrestling stint,

“I have no prior experience in wrestling, so they are training me, from scratch. It’s a challenge, but I have the best coaches in the industry, and I’m getting better every day.”

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WWE conducted their first try-out in India, almost two years ago, the reportedly biggest- ever one which discovered the talents of Sanjana George.

“When I heard about it, I was very curious, signed up and thought I’ll give my best, and even if I don’t get selected it would be an experience for me. There were 3000 applicants, it was a four-day try-out in Mumbai.”

Sanjana’s US departure was obviously delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the initial visa rejections. She was lucky enough to meet Triple H. About that experience, she had to say, “It was a very brief meeting. But I got to say ‘Hi, it’s an absolute privilege to meet you,’ and he said “good luck!”’

Arindam Pal

A WWE writer passionate about the sports.