The independent wrestler from India Amanpreet Singh reported to WWE Performance Center in Orlando on Thursday.
An independent Indian wrestler and bodybuilder from Punjab Amanpreet Singh has signed a developmental contract with WWE. According to WWE.com, Singh reported for his training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday.
The 6’2 inch wrestler, who weighs around 240 pounds, was trained by the likes of Savio Vega and Al Snow, and built a successful reputation in India, before moving to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Speaking about the opportunity with the WWE, Singh said that he wished to make his 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,” he said in a press release.
Singh’s arrival caught attention of WWE superstar Matt Hardy. In a tweet, the former 7-time tag-team champion said, “Welcome to the TERRITORY of @WWENXT, @MahabaliShera.. You are a STERLING SOUL & I am DELIGHTED that you have arrived.”
You are a STERLING SOUL & I am DELIGHTED that you have arrived. https://t.co/KxI9xIYlng
— Matt Hardy, from both REALITY & FANTASY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 15, 2018
Singh replied to Matt Hardy and said, “Thank you so much brother. What a beautiful thing to say!!!”
WWE has recently seen an explosion of Indian superstars including the rise of Modern Day Maharaja Jinder Mahal who became the WWE Champion in 2017 and had a fight with 14-time Champion Triple H in India in December.
Singh reports to the WWE PC along with several other recent additions from India, including Indian TV star Saurav Gurjar; Rinku Singh, a former pro baseball player from India and subject of the Netflix movie “Million Dollar Arm”; and Mae Young Classic alumna Kavita Devi, the first Indian woman to sign with WWE.