• Tony Khan’s Main Goal With The 7-Foot-3 Satnam Singh In AEW
In the main event of last week’s AEW Dynamite, Samoa Joe defeated Minoru Suzuki to win the ROH TV Championship.
After the match, Satnam Singh (age 26) made his debut in All Elite Wrestling and attacked Joe.
You can watch it below:
Satnam became the first Indian Basketball player to be drafted in the NBA back in 2015.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Tony Khan wants to build the AEW brand in India with the help of the 7-foot-3 Satnam Singh.
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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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Nailz (Real name: Kevin Wacholz) turns 64 today.
He’s one of the very few Old School Wrestlers who Vince is most likely never going to forgive, after Nailz choked him out during a dispute over a paycheck in late 1992.
Needless to say, he was fired on the spot and never mentioned again.
WCW brought him in as ‘The Prisoner’ just a few months later for their Slamboree 1993 PPV, where Wacholz jobbed to Sting in 5 minutes.
If not for his long career (which he didn’t have), at least he gets remembered for having a WWF Hasbro Figure, that was actually selling really well.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAILZ!