Indian sports fans have grown up watching the likes of The Rock, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, and many more hardcore superstars battle it out in the ring, outside the ring, and everywhere in between. Noting the entertainment sports’ popularity in the country, WWE has made a concentrated effort to bring Indian wrestlers in WWE (or of Indian origin) into their fold.
GAMA SINGH (GREAT GAMA)
GARDOWAR SINGH SAHOTA aka GAMA SINGH is the first INDIAN born Wrestler to feature in WWE.
He was signed by WWE in 1980. Gama Singh worked with WWE from 1980 to 1986. He appeared twice on WWE TV in 1985 on the shows- Prime Time Wrestling and Tuesday Night Titans. He is an undefeated wrestler in India in the early 1900s. He is currently working with Impact Wrestling as the manager of “Desi Hit Squad.” Prior to WWE, he has worked with Stampede Wrestling for a long period of time as well as with NWA after his WWE stint.
He is the uncle of former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.
THE GREAT KHALI
DALIP SINGH RANA aka THE GREAT KHALI is one of the best wrestler not only in India but around the world.A 7 feet tall guy enters SmackDown and demolishes The Undertaker. This was how The Great Khali got introduced to WWE Universe in 2006.Khali became the World Heavyweight Champion in 2007.
But apart from that, he was mostly used in comedy segments only.
YUVRAJ SINGH DHESI aka JINDER MAHAL can be considered the most successful wrestler from Indian origin in WWE. He is billed from Punjab, India but actually from Canada. Mahal made his WWE debut in 2011 when he confronted The Great Khali. Initially, he worked as Khali’s
brother-in-law(kayfabe), leading to a feud with him. The start of his WWE career was underwhelming until he joined the stable 3MB.His biggest achievement with WWE came at Backlash 2017 where he defeated Randy Orton to become WWE World Heavyweight ChampionAt WrestleMania 34, Mahal wins the WWE United States Championship.
He is currently part of WWE SmackDown roster.
Kavita Dalal is an Indian professional wrestler who performed in the WWE under the ring name Kavita Devi.
She comes from weightlifting background where he won the Gold Medal for India in Asian Games in 2016. She was then signed by The Great Khali for his Indian wrestling promotion- Continental Wrestling Entertainment.Kavita Devi was picked by WWE for 2017 Mae Young Classic Tournament. After impressing in the tournament, she was signed by NXT, becoming the first Indian Women wrestler in WWE. She is also the first Indian Women Wrestler to feature at WrestleMania, making her WWE debut on 8 April 2018 at WrestleMania 34 in Women’s Battle Royal
Kavita has been out of action from the last two years due to injury and family issues.
AMANPREET SINGH RANDHAWA aka MAHABALI SHERA broke
into the scene with TNA’ Ring Ka King promotion. Under the ring name of Mahabali Shera, he even won the RKK World Heavyweight Championship. TNA was so impressed with his work that they took him to their USA show. His Speech ” My Name is Mahabali Shera,I am from India and I am proud of who I am and I proud of my people.” Is remains one of the greatest speech by any wrestler in the history of wrestling.