WWE this evening announced the signing of former Impact star Mahabali Shera.
Real name Amanpreet Singh, WWE.com detailed his background, not acknowledging his Impact run:
After signing a developmental contract with WWE, Amanpreet Singh, an independent wrestler and bodybuilder from Punjab, India, has reported for training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
A powerful figure that stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 240 pounds, Singh endured a difficult childhood by channeling his energies into sports. He’s a self-taught bodybuilder who won local competitions before turning his focus to wrestling in 2011. Training under the likes of Savio Vega and Al Snow, Singh enjoyed success inside the ring in his native India, as well as in the United States and United Kingdom.
“I came to the U.S. with the dream that someday, I am going to make my country proud,” said Singh. “I would consider myself fortunate if I am able to become a positive role model for the youngsters of my country and impact lives. I don’t think I can find a better platform than WWE to empower myself to empower others, especially those back at home.”
Shera is mostly known for his Impact Wrestling run from 2014-2017. Impact tried to get him over by doing the "Shera Shake", but it never really took off. He was most recently involved in a feud with one of his trainers, Al Snow, which led to a match last May on Impact where he won thanks to the help of Grado. He left the promotion around September of last year.