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WWE Announces Signing of Impact Alum Mahabali Shera

February 14, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– WWE has signed the former Mahabali Shera to a contract. Shera, real name Amanpreet Singh, has reported for training at the WWE Performance Center. According to the announcement.

Singh was initially part of TNA’s India promotion, Ring Ka King, in 2011 and become that company’s inaugural champion. He joined Impact Wrestling in September of 2014 and was with the company until September of last year.

WWE’s full announcement is below:

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. Training under the likes of Savio Vega and Al Snow, Singh enjoyed success inside the ring in his native India, as well as in the United States and United Kingdom.

“I came to the U.S. with the dream that someday, I am going to make my country proud,” said Singh. “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.”

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.