WWE has signed yet another international star, as the company announced today that Rinku Singh will be reporting to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Singh is 6-foot-3, weighs in at 256-pounds and he’s from Bhadohi, India. He won the “Million Dollar Arm” reality TV series in 2008, and went on to become Major League Baseball’s first Indian pitcher when he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 2014 Disney movie “Million Dollar Arm” was inspired by his life story.
Rinku Singh participated in a WWE tryout in April of 2017, and he was later offered a developmental contract.
“Take a look at where I came from,” he told WWE.com. “When I started [playing baseball], there was nothing. Now we have 23 states [in India] playing baseball and softball. As I go through my journey at the Performance Center and WWE, it will continue to make things easier, and I’ll have millions of people in my corner. It’s going to be a fun journey.”
Obviously the world of professional wrestling is quite different from the world of baseball, but Singh seems confident about where he’s headed.
“As long I stay focused and stay strong, just as I have over the past 10 years with baseball or track and field … it will lead me in the right direction,” he said. “Obviously, it’s going to be a totally different training program [at the WWE Performance Center]. But it does not matter where you came from. You’re trying to be something bigger than yourself, and you’ve got to give it everything you’ve got.