India is now developing in all fields especially sports. We Indians are performing very well in all sports on big platforms. Here in this article, you will get to know about Top 5 Indian Professional wrestlers who represent India in WWE.
Top 5 Indian Wrestlers in WWE
1. The Great Khali
Real Name: Dalip Singh Rana
Height : 7″1′ (216 cm)
Weight: 347 lb (157 kg)
Born: 27th August 1972
Place: Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh
Dalip Singh Rana, better known as The Great Khali, was the first Indian wrestler to appear in WWE. Before his first appearance in WWE, he served as Assistant Sub-Inspector(ASI) in Punjab Police. He also acted in Bollywood, Hollywood movies, and some television shows.
Khali started his professional wrestling career in 2000 and until 2006 he played in different wrestling events and signed WWE on 2nd January 2006. He became World Heavyweight Champion on 20th July 2007 by eliminating Kane and Batista in 20 men battle royal match.
As a true fighter, he returned to WWE on 23rd July 2017 to assist WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in a Punjabi Prison match. He also returned on 27th April 2018 as entry no. 45 at The Greatest Royal Rumble match.
2. Kavita Devi
Real Name: Kavita Dalal
Height : 5″9′ (1.75 m) Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: 20th September 1986
Place: Malvi, Jind district, Haryana
Kavita Devi is the first Indian woman to appear in WWE. Kavita Devi signed under the WWE NXT brand on 15th October 2017 and made her first appearance on WrestleMania 34 during the inaugural WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal match. She made her debut in NXT Live event on 19th April, 2017 teaming with Aliyah. Before signing with WWE, she joined the Continental Wrestling Entertainment(CWE) on 24th February 2006 and cites her trainer The Great Khali who is her main inspiration to become a professional wrestler
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3. Jeet Rama
Real Name: Satendar Dagar
Height : 6″4′ (1.93 m)
Weight: 235 lbs (107 kg)
Born: 12th January 1981
Place: Sonipat district, Haryana
Satendar Dagar, better known as Jeet Rama, is another Indian professional wrestler who signed the WWE NXT brand on 2nd June 2015 along with fellow Indian recruit Lovepreet Sangha (ring name Kishan Raftar). On 29th September 2015, he made his in-ring debut in a battle royal match at NXT Live event. 15th January 2016 was a very important day for him as he made his singles debut as ring name Jeet Rama at WWE Live event in New Delhi winning by defeating Chad Cable. On 7th December 2017 at New Delhi, Jeet Rama teamed up with Kishan Raftar and defeated The Miztourage (Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas)
4. Sourav Gurjar
Real Name: Sourav Gurjar
Height and Weight: 6″5′ (1.95 m) 297 lbs (135 kg)
Born: 26th September 1985
Place: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Sourav Gurjar is another Indian professional wrestler who signed the WWE NXT brand on 14th January 2018 and his in-ring debut at NXT Live event at Orlando teaming with Rinku Singh. Before signing with WWE, he was an actor and played the role of Bheem in TV show Mahabharat. He also acted on TV show Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman and the movie Brahmastra. He made his first television appearance as a participant in the World’s Collide Men’s Battle. On 25 March 2020 Sourav Gurajar once again teamed up with Rinku Singh with their manager Malcolm Bivens as the tag team name Indus Sher and collectively known as Bivens Enterprises.
5. Rinku Singh
Real Name: Rinku Singh
Height and Weight: 6″3′ (1.91 m) 256 lbs (116 kg)
Born: 8th August 1988
Place: Gopiganj Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
In 2008, Rinku Singh won the Indian reality show The Million Dollar Arm with prize money $100,000. In 2014, Walt Disney Pictures made a film on the story of Rinku Singh named as Million Dollar Arm.
Rinku Singh, the former professional baseball player, signed the WWE NXT brand on 13th January 2018 as ring name Rinku and made his in-ring debut on 31st May 2018 at NXT live event teaming with Sourav Gurjar. On 25th March 2020, Rinku and Sourav Gurjar once again united as a tag team Indus Sher managed by Malcolm Bivens