New Delhi: Basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara, who became the first Indian to be drafted into an NBA team before being banned for doping, decided to try his hand at wrestling by making a deal with a professional league in the United States. .
Singh, 25, who made history when he was drafted into the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks in 2015, will begin training to become a professional wrestler at the Nightmare Factory in Atlanta, to compete in the All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
#AEW confirms the signing of former NBA player Satnam Singh.
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Singh is following in the footsteps of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who faced Jade Cargill in a mixed tag team match against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet on “AEW: Dynamite” in March.
“While we have recently secured some of the most prominent free agents on the planet, I am also deeply committed to cultivating our own local stars and the next generation of extraordinary professional wrestlers,” Tony Khan, CEO, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer the creation of AEW, said in a press release.
“In addition to the imposing stature of Satnam 7’3”, I was impressed by his high level of athleticism and charisma. It’s an exciting addition to our roster, and I can’t wait for our fans to experience Satnam’s personality and watch his development. “
Singh is currently serving a two-year suspension by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) Disciplinary Committee for failing a doping control in 2019. His suspension is due to end on November 19.