WWE’s focus on Indian talent has been strong over the last several years, with WWE looking to capitalise on its popularity within the South Asian nation.
But now reports show that a planned WWE live event in India has been delayed.
Reason Why Major WWE Live Event In India Was Postponed Revealed
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported on the reasoning for the Hyderabad show’s postponement.
“The 1/18 show that was scheduled for Hyderabad, India where Sony Six (WWE’s television partner) was bringing in WWE for a big live event to be build around the Indian talent and some of the other major stars, is now off. The decision was made by Sony Six, which is merging with Zee in India, to hold off the show until the merger is finalised. The merger is expected to go through in April, so the show would take place after April.”
“The angle on NXT where Julius Creed was injured, a cover for Veer actually being injured, was because they didn’t want to risk Veer, a big part of the India show, with is hand injury prior to this big money show. But now that show is off so Veer & Sanga vs. The Creeds, which was going to be stalled until after the show when first scheduled for the 12/10 show, can take place any time now.”
Veer and Sanga both hail from India, with Veer being born in Gopiganj and Sanga being born in Dabra. With their push in NXT, Veer and Sanga will be looking to reach the heights of their countrymen that have risen to the top of WWE.
One of WWE’s most famous Indian exports would be The Great Khali from Dhiraina. Khali signed for World Wrestling Entertainment in 2016 and became the first Indian-born World Heavyweight Champion in 2007. He has since been honoured with a 2021 induction into the company’s Hall of Fame.