After The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal, independent Indian wrestler and bodybuilder Amanpreet Singh is all set to make his debut in pro wrestling as he signed a developmental contract with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
The official site of WWE claimed that the Punjab-based wrestler reported for his preparations at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday.
Before moving to the United States and the United Kingdom, the 27-year-old was trained by the likes of Savio Vega and Al Snow and made a booming reputation in India by winning multiple competitions before 2011.
Speaking about the opportunity with the WWE, Singh reported to media, “I always wished to make my country proud. I came to the US 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.”
Meanwhile, WWE superstar Matt Hardy also welcomed the rising Indian star by posting a tweet where he wrote, “Welcome to the TERRITORY of @WWENXT, @MahabaliShera.. You are a STERLING SOUL & I am DELIGHTED that you have arrived.”
And in reply, Singh tweeted, “Thank you so much brother. What a beautiful thing to say!!!”
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