Mahabali Shera Says He Is Not Under Contract With IMPACT, AEW Reached Out To Him Two Years Ago

Mahabali Shera talks potentially returning to WWE or landing in AEW.

Mahabali Shera first worked for TNA/IMPACT Wrestling as part of Ring Ka King in 2011. He then had a run with the company until his departure in 2017. Shera signed with WWE in 2018 and had a brief stint in NXT before he was released in September 2018. He then returned to IMPACT in 2019. After a hiatis, he returned in 2021. He also continues to compete for Ohio Valley Wrestling.

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Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, Shera was asked whether he wants to go back to NXT. He emphasized that he wants to be bigger, and he would consider a potential opportunity in the future. Shera also stated that he is not under contract with IMPACT, as he has a handshake deal.

“I’m just starving for work. I think what I see in me, I just always want to be bigger, bigger, bigger because for my country and for my career. Maybe when I was there, it was not the right time. In the future, you never know…yes, I would consider [it]. But right now, I’m still with IMPACT Wrestling, but I’m not under contract with them. But I’m working for them because we have a handshake deal. But if there’s any big opportunity coming to me, I would definitely consider it and talk to them and say, ‘Hey, what do you think?’ Because IMPACT Wrestling helped me in many ways as well, but they’ve also always [been] very nice to me, Scott and everyone. I love them. But if any opportunity comes to me, I would talk to them first. Last time, NXT reached out to me in 2017, I talked to Scott. He said, ‘If you want to go, go for it.’ He isn’t say anything. But definitely in the future, I’m looking for big opportunities. You can already on Netflix [Wrestlers series], I can’t live life like this. I have a responsibility, and I definitely need bigger money, bigger roles, so that I can do best and put myself in best position. Everyone want to do that, I think. Nothing wrong with that," Shera said.

Shera was also asked about AEW, and he stated that the company reached out to him two years ago. He noted that he was under contract at the time. Shera also emphasized that he's ready for an opportunity on a bigger stage, and he will aim to capitalize on any opportunities that may come his way.

“They reached out to me two years ago. I was under contract. But like I said, in WWE or AEW or any company or other work out of wrestling, if anything reach out to me, I then I definitely want to concern about it because I wanna do it. I wanna do the best I can do it. If it’s possible, I will be at work for [a] 16-hour day and I can do that because I’ve been waiting for it. I’ve been waiting for three years, four years, putting all the hard work in. Now it’s just time. I will do my best to succeed and take the opportunities," Shera said.

Shera has also been featured on the Netfix series 'Wrestlers', which highlights OVW.

Shera last wrestled for IMPACT on the October 5 episode of IMPACT Wrestling.

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