On September 23, AEW announced Satnam Singh as its newest signing.
Singh is a former NBA player who was drafted 52nd overall by the Dallas Mavericks in 2015. In 2017, he tried out at the WWE Performance Center, but didn't end up leaving with a deal.
Speaking to Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda, Singh discussed his WWE tryout.
"I wasn’t ready then. I thought basketball is the best thing for me. I decided to wait for a while then. In the beginning my focus was completely on basketball. When I wanted to move out of basketball, I thought wrestling was the best opportunity for me. Because wrestling is very popular in India. That’s when I decided to leave. That’s why I signed up with AEW. Yes, I was interested in wrestling from the beginning. When I started playing basketball, I thought to myself that if I get an opportunity to enter the wrestling world, I’ll do it," he said.
Singh currently trains with QT Marshall and Cody Rhodes at the Nightmare Factory and named Jinder Mahal, Big Show, Great Khali, and Undertaker as his favorite wrestlers.
Speaking about AEW President Tony Khan, Singh said, "I met Tony Khan some time ago. I thought he was a regular guy, really down to earth, mixes with everybody and really amazing guy. He treats everyone the same. All the wrestlers. Really down to earth. The best guy I’ve ever seen in my life, so far. It’s an honor, you know, He's like really open minded. He's really open with all the wrestlers. And he wants everyone together. He treats everyone the same. He's the next level. I don't know how to describe him but how do you say it, he's down to earth also."
It is unknown when Singh will make his official in-ring debut.
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