Talent scouts and WWE Performance Center officials are in Mumbai this week in search of the next Superstar at WWE’s first-ever tryout in India. Featuring more than 70 prospects from throughout the country, the camp is crucial tryout in WWE history.
WWE narrowed down the field of prospects from a number of applicants who answered the casting calls, hosted by the use of officials in January.
Tryout attendees’ athletic backgrounds run the spectrum. Some contenders come from the world’s emerging independent wrestling scene, highlighted by the use of promotions like Continental Wrestling Entertainment Wrestle Square Pro Wrestling , Others boast bona fides in powerlifting, bodybuilding and shotput. Team sports activities actions like kabaddi, cricket and rugby are represented, as are battle sports activities actions, in conjunction with kushti (a standard form of mud wrestling), wushu, jiu-jitsu and boxing.
Among those competing at this week’s tryout are:
Sunil Kumar , a 7-foot-6, 330-pounder from Jammu who is known locally as “The World’s Tallest Wrestler,” The Great Angaar.
Ali Akbar, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound professional bodybuilder from Dera Bassi. Akbar, who received the identify of Mr. India in 2013, moreover participated in WWE’s 2017 Dubai tryout and has professional underneath The Great Khali.
25-year-old Rajpal Phelwan, a 6-foot-8, 286-pound novice grappler from Surah who has captured a lot of championships
Obstacle-course racer and MMA fighter Sanjana George from Bangalore. She holds a 5-1 fighting report.
Decorated freestyle wrestler Pawan Kumar, a 25-year-old who has received a couple of gold medals throughout the Commonwealth Games and is a five-time national champion.
22-year-old powerlifter and wrestler Rimee Sharma. Sharma reached the podium in weightlifting competitions in Thailand and Sri Lanka, and he or she participated in ultimate 12 months’s Women’s Wrestling National Championship in Gonda.
Ankur Baliyan, a 23-year-old wrestler from India who resides in Tokyo and competes for numerous Asian promotions, in conjunction with the DDT workforce in Japan.
22-year-old powerlifting sensation Navneet Bhati. The 216-pounder, who deadlifted with reference to 700 pounds in competition in 2018, has been training in wrestling for six months.
Great Khali protégés Gurvinder “Shanky” Singh and Sukhwinder Grewar, who stand 7 toes and 7-foot-2, respectively. Singh and Grewar every attended WWE’s Dubai tryout in 2017.
23-year-old Yogesh Jadhav, an actor and undefeated MMA fighter who stands 6-foot-10.
Devvrat Chaudhary, 28, a former wrestling champion and cleansing cleaning soap opera actor. The 6-foot-4, 271-pound Chaudnary has earned a lot of grappling medals, in conjunction with gold throughout the 2016 All India Inter-University Championship.
Nawanshahr’s Bikram Singh, a 6-foot-4, 270-pounder who has received strongman titles throughout India.
Overseeing the camp in Mumbai is WWE Performance Center Head Coach Matt Bloom, with the help of coaches Robbie Brookside, Sarah Stock and Hartley Jackson; referee Darryl Sharma; along with NXT and NXT UK Superstars Kavita Devi, Saurav Gurjar, Rinku Singh, Jeet Rama and Jinny. The first day of camp moreover built-in a talk over with by the use of The New Day’s Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods.
The event builds upon WWE’s persisted efforts to recruit across the world. In the ultimate 12 months alone, WWE has held tryouts for the principle time in Jeddah, Cologne and Santiago. For additional information on WWE’s skill development program, in conjunction with learn how to look at for a tryout, talk over with WWEPerformanceCenter.com at the present time.