• India’s Mahabali Shera Signs With WWE
Below is what WWE announced:
“After signing a developmental contract with WWE, Amanpreet Singh, an independent wrestler and bodybuilder from Punjab, India, has reported for training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
A powerful figure that stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 240 pounds, Singh endured a difficult childhood by channeling his energies into sports. He’s a self-taught bodybuilder who won local competitions before turning his focus to wrestling in 2011. Training under the likes of Savio Vega and Al Snow, Singh enjoyed success inside the ring in his native India, as well as in the United States and United Kingdom.
“I came to the U.S. with the dream that someday, I am going to make my country proud,” said Singh. “I would consider myself fortunate if I am able to become a positive role model for the youngsters of my country and impact lives. I don’t think I can find a better platform than WWE to empower myself to empower others, especially those back at home.””
For those who don’t know, Mahabali Shera is a former TNA/GFW/Impact Wrestling wrestler.
• Amount Of Money That Hulk Hogan Asked For Appearing At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 As A Bullet Club Member Revealed
Hulk Hogan, who’s the biggest name in Professional Wrestling, has noted in the past during an autograph session & an interview that he’d love to join The Bullet Club. Below is what the Hulkster said:
“I would love to be in the Bullet Club. I’d love to be the OG for the Bullet Club. Teach them boys how to really get corrupt.
I’m about ready to jump on a plane and fly to Japan and get involved with that Bullet Club, man. I’m so excited about those kids.”
Bullet Club members The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) told Sports Illustrated in an interview that they would love Hogan to be on their side:
Matt: “I’d love to welcome Hulk in. He’s honestly my favorite wrestler of all time, so working with him in any capacity would be fun.”
Nick: “I’d love to have him walk us down the aisle at the Tokyo Dome while the three of us play air guitar. That would be a dream come true.”
Wrestling Observer is reporting that there were legitimate talks of Hulk Hogan joining the Bullet Club, but a deal couldn’t be reached because Hogan was demanding a lot of money, and rightfully so.
Another thing that didn’t help the deal was that the Bullet Club members felt Hogan would leave them to join WWE as soon as the offer comes.
In an update to this, Hogan asked $750,000 for a single appearance at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 and NJPW officials turned it down.