Impact Wrestling just finished a tour of India, but haven't quite created the buzz WWE has with Jinder Mahal capturing the WWE Championship.
Mahabali Shera is with Impact as their Indian star, and has been pushed accordingly during his run. When Shera spoke to SportsKeeda, he said that he liked Mahal, but there were big differences in them.
"See I’m a real Indian. He’s Punjabi, but he’s Canadian. So I can say I grew up here, and started watching wrestling as a fan here, and put myself in the shoes of fans when I step into the ring. Jinder’s success is a great thing, and I know the nation feels proud of his success. Jinder is a very nice guy. He deserves it. He’s my friend. Anyone who works hard deserves success," said Shera.
Shera's push has seen starts and stops as he's struggled to pick up his in-ring work. Shera actually served as Ring Ka King Champion in 2012, before the company ceased operations. If he has his way, Impact will run more events in India.
"This is only the beginning. It’s a huge deal for India. A lot more wrestlers will get involved from India. We have to promote this event to the fullest. Like we promote other sports in India, let’s promote professional wrestling too so that more young talents are attracted to professional wrestling. I’m very excited to be the first Indian to be associated with Impact Wrestling, and I want more youngsters from India to become professional wrestlers and make India proud," Shera said.
Shera will compete at Impact Slammiversary on July 2, with Fightful.com providing full coverage.
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