Sushil Kumar to debut in WWE in November 2017
Sushil said, he has got an offer from WWE and had a detailed discussion with the international wrestling body last October. He is the second Indian wrestler after Khali to enter the WWE
Olympian Sushil Kumar is all set to make his debut in World Wrestling Entertainment in November next year.
Sushil said, he has got an offer from WWE and had a detailed discussion with the international wrestling body last October. He is the second Indian wrestler after Khali to bag this recognition.
"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 told Sportskeeda.com.
The Olympian is making all efforts to make his WWE debut a memorable event, added the source saying, "Hence, November will be a good time for him to give this entire format a shot, post the regular wrestling season. Failing to qualify for Rio, and the entire Narsingh scandal has increased his hunger to win a medal again, and that might be the reason why he didn't respond to the offer as quickly.
A source said, WWE is hopeful to find more talents from India, and expect that Sushil will repeat the fame of Ghali in US.
"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," the source told NDTV.
Sources said, WWE has arrived at the remeuneration to be given for Sushil, and added that, "Right now we have decided the amount, but Sushil internally is unsure whether he wants to take plunge as of now."
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