Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar eyes to make World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut in the upcoming year 2017. The 33-years-old has decided to join the famous pro-wrestling stable.
According to the reports in Sportskeeda, this year in the month of October, the Olympic bronze medallist confirmed that the WWE top officials had approached to Sushil Kumar with a great offer.
Sources close to the wrestler said to Sportskeeda that “Ever since getting the offer in October, Sushil didn’t really pay attention to it, but after repeated calls from the WWE representatives, a negotiation has been settled, in terms of finances. But the major issue, in this case, is Sushil’s willingness to continue an amateur wrestling career.”
As per the reports, the failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics was one of the major issues leading to Sushil’s change of heart.
In the men’s 74kg wrestling at Rio, Games Sushil fights an extended legal battle with Narsingh Yadav over India’s representative.
Sources said that “Hence, November will be a good time for him to give this entire format a shot, post the regular wrestling season. Failing to qualify for Rio and the entire Narsingh scandal has increased his hunger to win a medal again, and that might be the reason why he didn’t respond to the offer as quickly.”
Wrestler Sushil won a bronze medal in the year 2008 at Beijing Olympics and after that he upgrade and win silver at London.
Sources said “Right now we have decided the amount, but Sushil internally is unsure whether he wants to take the plunge as of now. The WWE camp has given a green signal to whatever we decide, but it needs to be a gradual transition. Right now we are targeting late 2017, could even be later, and based upon how well Sushil does in his amateur events during the year. But yes, I can confirm we are not ruling this out as a legitimate option.”