• AEW Wrestler Paid Tribute To Indian Singer (Who Was Shot Dead Recently) On Rampage
On Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage, the 7-foot-4 Satnam Singh from India made his in-ring debut in All Elite Wrestling.
He teamed up with Jay Lethal to defeat Davey Vega & Matt Fitchett in a tag team match.
During his entrance, Satnam paid tribute to late Indian Singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who was shot dead last month at the age of 28.
Satnam did Sidhu’s signature step of patting his leg and raising his finger in the air.
You can watch it below:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 11, 2022
As we have noted before, AEW President Tony Khan wants to build the AEW brand in India with the help of Satnam.
In India, AEW began airing last year on Eurosport, which is owned by Discovery.
Satnam will be managed by Sonjay Dutt. Indian fans are familiar with Sonjay, due to his work in TNA Wrestling back in the day and TNA had a lot of viewers in India.
Tony understands how important India is for AEW’s growth. The biggest wrestling fanbase in the world is from India.
A WWE Official said the following about their TV viewership in India a few years ago:
“India is one of our top international markets. In terms of audience size, it is our largest. Something like 89 million Indians watched WrestleMania 33, 50 million Indians watch RAW and SmackDown every week (on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD). Sunday Dhamaal has 25 million tuning in. And those are numbers greater than any other international markets we have.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 10, 1989) – NWA World Wide
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
Butch Reed vs. Keith Hart
Randy Rose & Ranger Ross vs. Raider & Jack Victory
Scott Steiner vs. Rick Conners
The Great Muta vs. George South, Bob Emory & Cougar Jay
Lex Luger vs. Michael Hayes