A pair of towering seven-footers are among a trio of recruits from India that have reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

At 7 feet tall, 310-pound Gurvinder Singh of Jagadhri is an experienced cricketer and actor that trained for the squared circle under another giant of the ring, The Great Khali. The former CWE World Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion stated in an interview that his career’s ambition is to join WWE and defeat Brock Lesnar.

“Shanky” Singh travelled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in March 2017 where he gave the 5-day audition for WWE tryout and got selected, then in November 2017 at Continental Wrestling Entertainment in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Sukhwinder Grewal is another titanic trainee of Khali, standing 7-foot-2 and tipping the scales at 340 lbs. The 24-year-old played basketball before setting his sights on the ring.

Twenty-five-year-old Laxmi Kant Rajpoot comes to Orlando from Banda and has athletic experience in javelin throwing and taekwondo. He made his debut with CWE in 2015 and began his training as a professional fighter under the tutelage of The Great Khali in his school. is a former 3-time CWE World Heavyweight Champion

MLW today announced Zenshi vs. El Lindaman (representing OWE) for MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia this Saturday, February 1. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

“This could be the match of the night,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “Both athletes are explosive, have that innovative high-octane offence and can go all night. Buckle up. This match could give you whiplash… it’s going to be that fast and furious.”

Oriental Wrestling Entertainment’s El Lindaman looks to suplex and submit the South American double champion Zenshi when they clash this Saturday night for the first time ever. Known for his sky combat, Zenshi will look to blitz the stocky member of #Stronghearts with aerial attacks.

An explosive 5’3″, the bleached blonde El Lindaman is a spark plug with a dangerous arsenal of attacks. Known for his Locomotion Tiger Suplex as well as using a version of the Kumagoroshi, El Lindaman has an arsenal rich in devastating moves that can quickly put his adversary in the danger zone.

The American born Zenshi is one of South America’s most decorated Luchadores. Holding the Chile Lucha Libre International All-Star Championship for a record 5 years (and counting!) and Peru’s LWA International Championship, the aerial artist is a perennial main eventer in South America.

With both men honouring the bushido code, a fierce battle is guaranteed when they clash for the first time ever this Saturday night.

Signed for FIGHTLAND:

  • WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. CIMA
  • NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Alex Hammerstone vs. T-Hawk
  • “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Killer Kross
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Erick Stevens
  • WHO IS THE KING OF KNOCKOUTS: Low Ki vs. King Mo (cornered by Dan Lambert)
  • FIRST TIME EVER: Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Jimmy Havoc (with Priscilla Kelly)
  • LUMBERJACK MATCH: Los Parks vs. CONTRA Unit
  • WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Myron Reed (c) vs. Arez [AAA]
  • Puma King & Gringo Loco vs. Injustice
  • PRIZE FIGHT CHALLENGE: Dominic Garrini vs. ???
  • Séptimo Dragon vs. Douglas James
  • PHILADELPHIA DEBUT OF… World Tag Team Champions Ross & Marshall Von Erich
  • Mance Warner vs Gino Medina
  • Zenshi vs El Lindaman
  • Konnan in the house

Scott Steiner and Petey Williams will join Chris Sabin, Chris Harris, D’Lo Brown and Ken Anderson at the Impact Wrestling’s special TNA-themed show on April 3.

Petey Williams originally worked with TNA from 2004 to 2009. He also worked for the company in 2013 and 2014, before announcing his original retirement in the summer of 2014. Williams would return to Impact in 2017 and has made a few appearances between 2018 and 2019. He is a two-time former TNA X Division Champion. He has since become a backstage producer and Creative for the company. His guidance and his knowledge of the business are widely appreciated by the Impact roster, male and female.

“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner originally worked for TNA from 2006 to 2010. He then returned for a brief run in 2011 and 2012 and has made other appearances in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Steiner is a two-time former TNA/Impact Tag Team Champion, with Booker T and Eli Drake. He has been an important part of the history of the company.

As noted before, the show is quoted as “There’s No Place Like Home” which is a reference to TNA being based in the Orlando, FL area years ago. The Impact TNA event will take place on Friday, April 3 in Ybor City, Florida at The Ritz. It will air live on Fite TV at 7 pm ET. Tickets for “TNA: There’s No Place Like Home” are on sale now at Wrestlecon.com.

All pics courtesy of WWE, Impact Wrestling and MLW

By Steph Franchomme

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