AEW published the following:
First-ever NBA-drafted Indian player signs with AEW
Former Dallas Mavericks Center Satnam Singh begins training at The Nightmare Factory
September 23, 2021 – All Elite Wrestling (AEW) today announced the signing of Satnam Singh, an international phenomenon known as the very first Indian player to be drafted by the National Basketball Association. The 7’3 “Singh was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 2015, and now brings his natural athleticism, charisma and intimidating stature to AEW.
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. Singh will begin training at the world-class Atlanta-based Nightmare Factory, run by QT Marshall and Cody Rhodes.
“While we’ve recently secured some of the most popular free agents on the planet, I’m also deeply committed to cultivating our own local stars and the next generation of amazing professional wrestlers,” said Tony Khan, CEO, Managing Director and Head of creation. of AEW. “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.
In early August, AEW began airing weekly episodes of “AEW: Dynamite” and “AEW: Rampage” on Eurosport India, joining over 120 countries that watch AEW worldwide on broadcast partners and through AEWPlus. Singh’s signing also comes at a pivotal time for AEW, fresh off the hit ALL OUT pay-per-view, his meteoric debut in the New York market, and praised signings of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole. and Ruby Soho.
With two nights of DTT programming and substantial digital content available each week, AEW continues to solidify its position as the fastest growing and hottest professional wrestling promotion. This week, AEW is offering four hours of TNT programming from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, NY, starting with “AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam” on Wednesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET, and a special two. One-hour preview of “AEW: Rampage” on Friday, September 24 at 10 p.m. ET.
Founded by CEO, Managing Director and Chief Creative Officer Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league led by Kenny Omega, Dr. Britt Baker, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Adam Cole, Sting, Jon Moxley, Miro, Lucha Bros., PAC, Hangman Page, MJF, Darby Allin, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Hikaru Shida, Jade Cargill, Thunder Rosa, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, Sammy Guevara, Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW offers an alternative to traditional wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent injecting a new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.
“AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on TNT and draws the youngest wrestling audiences to television. The new fight show “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. AEW’s cross-platform content also includes “AEW Dark” and “AEW Dark: Elevation”, two weekly pro wrestling YouTube series, “Being the Elite”, a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted”, a weekly series. podcast. For more information, see Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AllEliteWrestling; YouTube.com/AEW; Facebook.com/AllEliteWrestling.