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QT Marshall On Satnam Singh’s Maligned AEW Dynamite Debut

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QT Marshall gave his thoughts on Satnam Singh’s controversial debut on AEW Dynamite, saying to “give him a chance.”

The April 13th episode of AEW Dynamite was headlined by the clash between Minoru Suzuki and Samoa Joe. For a little over 11 minutes, the two men left nothing on the table as they battled over the Ring of Honor World Television Championship. In the end it was Samoa Joe who earned the win, drilling Suzuki to the mat with the Muscle Buster. Although, the action wasn’t over.

After promising Joe a big surprise, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt mocked the new champion before the lights went out. When they came back on, Joe was attacked by a debuting Satnam Singh. The giant Indian former NBA star laid waste to veteran in front of a stunned crowd. The moment was later criticized by many fans across social media, and a recent report said that many AEW talents agreed that the execution of the debut was poor.

However, Nightmare Factory head trainer QT Marshall had high praise for the Indian behemoth, and spoke to Busted Open Radio about fans needing to give him a chance to see what he can do.

“Satnam Singh. He’s one in a billion. He was the first-ever Indian-born NBA draftee from India, and you know, he’s really special. I’m excited that they got him out there, and you know, obviously, I read some of the stuff that people were saying about him.

“Listen, he’s brand new. You’ve gotta give him a chance. I think the best way to put someone out there is, to put him out there with guys with a lot of experience. Nobody knows what he’s going to do. It’s not like he’s going for the World Title right now.”

QT Marshall continued, saying that Satnam Singh’s physical presence is a sight to behold, and that it was cool to see him in comparison to the AEW stars in the ring.

“He’s probably got an inch or two on Shaq [Shaquille O’Neal]. His hands are just huge. I mean, no offense to Samoa Joe, but he’s got a pretty big head and you know, his hands almost covered his whole entire head. It was a pretty cool sight to see.”

Satnam Singh signed with AEW in September 2021 before being trained at the Nightmare Factory. Singh holds the distinction of being the first-ever NBA-drafted player to come from India.

The 7’3″ giant was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks back in 2015 and played for their affiliate, the Texas Legends. In 2016, Singh was the star of a Netflix documentary, ‘One in a Billion’ which followed his journey from a rural farming village in India to being drafted by the NBA.

At the time of his signing, AEW President Tony Khan described the move as an “exciting addition to our roster.”

h/t WrestlingInc