New Delhi, December 30: After Great Khali, Indian wrestling star Sushil Kumar is all set to join World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2017.
The 33 year old wrestling Olympian is ready to take a plunge in his career after being offered a contract by WWE in October this year. The Haryana wrestler had detailed discussions with WWE’s head of talent and development Canyon Cemen at the Chhatrasal Stadium in October. As per the news he could make his debut as early as November 2017. He will be India’s second major representative to the WWE after The Great Khali.
As per the news he could make his debut as early as November 2017. He will be India’s second major representative to the WWE after The Great Khali.
“Ever since getting the offer in October, Sushil didn’t really pay attention to it, but after repeated calls from the WWE representatives, a negotiation has been settled, in terms of finances. But the major issue, in this case, is Sushil’s willingness to continue an amateur wrestling career,” a source close to the Sushil camp told Sportskeeda.
“Hence, November will be a good time for him to give this entire format a shot, post the regular wrestling season.”
“The WWE are just impressed by the numbers in India, and are looking at a representative from here that can boost the stature and numbers of the show. They narrowed down on Sushil, from a 30-40 person shortlist. According to them, Sushil will be the next Kurt Angle.”
Sushil, who is training at the Chhatrasal stadium in New Delhi, will not take part in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) this time as well.