WWE continues to sign more of the talents from the India origin to grow the fanbase in the subcontinent. In such an effort for the same, they have now signed another such superstar under their wings.
Apparently, he has signed a contract with the biggest pro-wrestling promotion of the world and had already joined the WWE Performance Center.
The superstar concerned is Mahabali Shera (real name Amanpreet Singh) who is better known for his stint at the TNA Wrestling also known as the Impact Wrestling promotion. He rose to the fame by winning a tournament held in Indian soil, only a year ago.
In case you don’t know, WWE’s rival promotion came to India to hold a tournament named Ring Ka King.
They gathered a number of talents from India to crown a new champion. Grabbing this opportunity, Shera had become the RKK World Heavyweight Champion, at one point. He won the Sony SIX Invitational in Mumbai and went under the banner of Impact, from that point onwards.
From November 13 onwards, his bio was removed from the official website of Impact leaving us wondering what might be the next stop for him. WWE.com published an article on their website to confirm that this man now belongs to the WWE.
Here is the official announcement from the website:
“After signing a developmental contract with WWE, Amanpreet Singh, an independent wrestler, and bodybuilder from Punjab, India, has reported for training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. A powerful figure that stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 240 pounds, Singh endured a difficult childhood by channeling his energies into sports. He’s a self-taught bodybuilder who won local competitions before turning his focus to wrestling in 2011.”
Currently, he will be training in the midst of the world-class facility provided at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
It is still not known whether he is considered to be used in NXT or on the main roster. But, his inclusion is likely to attract more fans from our country in the near future, if plans remain good around the behemoth.
Meanwhile, Mahabali Shera sounded quite excited about joining the big league where legends are created:
“I came to the U.S. with the dream that someday, I am going to make my country proud.I would consider myself fortunate if I am able to become a positive role model for the youngsters of my country and impact lives. I don’t think I can find a better platform than WWE to empower myself to empower others, especially those back at home.”
For now, there are four Indian wrestlers present under WWE contract. While Jinder Mahal is continuing his strong run on the Smackdown roster, the other three, Jeet Rama, Kishan Raftar and Kavita Devi are still undergoing training.
The new sign definitely indicates that WWE sees India as a huge market.
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