Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is among ten Indian talents confirmed for WWE‘s Superstar Spectacle, alongside the legendary Ric Flair, current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, Rey Mysterio, Charlotte Flair and many others.
In a press release, WWE confirms details of the show:
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will commemorate India’s Republic Day with the premiere of WWE Superstar Spectacle, an unprecedented two-hour television special event for India featuring WWE’s Indian superstars alongside Superstars and Legends from Raw, SmackDown and NXT. Specially produced for Indian audiences, WWE Superstar Spectacle is a big treat for Indians and will air exclusively on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony MAX channels on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8PM IST, with commentary available in both English and Hindi.
Great news for WWE fans around the globe, though, as it’s been confirmed to Inside The Ropes that Superstar Spectacle will air on the WWE Network.
The official release lists off several current WWE Superstars for the show, which will emanate from the WWE ThunderDome, with a celebration of
The unique showcase of Indian-inspired action specially produced for viewers in India will emanate from the state-of-the-art WWE ThunderDome, and incorporate stunning elements of traditional and contemporary Indian culture among epic matches featuring WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and WWE Superstars including Rey Mysterio, Charlotte Flair, AJ Styles, Bayley, The New Day, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Natalya, Ricochet and many more plus an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
— WWE (@WWE) January 13, 2021
Matches are set to be confirmed in the coming weeks, but ten Indian talents have been confirmed to appear on the show including former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, The Bollywood Boyz, Indus Sher, Jeet Rama, Kavita Devi, Giant Zanjeer, Dilsher Shanky and Guru Raaj.
- WWE Superstar Jinder Mahal, the first WWE Champion of Indian descent.
- The Bollywood Boyz, WWE Superstars Samir and Sunil Singh.
- The first all-Indian tag team in WWE, Indus Sher, featuring Rinku and Saurav.
- NXT Superstar Jeet Rama.
- Kavita Devi, the first Indian woman to sign a WWE contract.
- The Great Khali trainees Giant Zanjeer (7ft 2in, 340 pounds) and Dilsher Shanky (7ft, 310 pounds).
- Guru Raaj, the first Indian-born high-flyer in WWE.
WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development Paul Levesque, AKA Triple H, also commented on Superstar Spectacle.
“We love the passion and support from the huge WWE Universe in India so we’ve teamed up with Sony Pictures Networks, the exclusive home of WWE in India, to surprise our fans with an incredible event to kick off 2021. WWE Superstar Spectacle will be an epic event with electrifying matches featuring some of the biggest names in WWE along with our incredible Indian performers, plus thrilling and authentic Indian-inspired entertainment.”
WWE has confirmed to myself that this will be available to watch on the WWE Network.
— Gary Cassidy (@WrestlingGary) January 13, 2021
The official press release concludes:
The arrival of WWE Superstar Spectacle comes at a time when WWE’s popularity in India continues to increase. WWE is one of the most-watched sports properties in India, and India ranks #1 for WWE YouTube consumption and #1 in WWE Facebook followers. In addition, WWE has been actively recruiting elite athletes and performers from the country. In 2019, WWE hosted its largest tryout in history, where more than 70 top athletes from India showcased their abilities in Mumbai and four Indian recruits were selected to train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, U.S.
WWE Superstar Spectacle featuring the best of WWE’s Indian Superstars alongside Superstars and Legends from Raw®, SmackDown® and NXT® to premiere on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 And Sony Max Channels on January 26, 2021. Superstar Spectacle will also be available to watch on the WWE Network.