TNA issued the following press release release:
TNA Wrestling and Sony Six Announce Extensive India Media Tour and Talent Search
Mumbai (Monday October 5, 2015): TNA Wrestling, in partnership with Sony SIX, are delighted to announce that India’s own Mahabali Shera, along with fellow TNA Stars EC3 and Rebel, will travel to India later this month for an extensive international media tour – during which they will make a key announcement about TNA in the region.
The trio will be accompanied by TNA’s Executive Vice President of Television and Talent Relations John Gaburick, who is using to the trip to search for Indian talent to join Shera on the TNA roster.
This expansive week-long promotional tour will span four major cities. It kicks off in Mumbai on October 19, before heading to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
TNA fans in India can look forward to meeting and interacting with their favorite wrestlers at a series of promotional events in each city. They will also get a close-up view of the TNA Stars soaking up the diverse local cultural experiences in each location.
This year’s promotional tour, follows 2014’s momentous unveiling of TNA’s first ever Indian wrestler, Shera – after a year-long search led by TNA Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle.
During his visit to India, Kurt selected and mentored Shera, welcoming him into the elite faction of the TNA global talent roster and further growing the popularity of professional wrestling in India.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “It’s been amazing to watch the growth of TNA in India, and our incredible partnership with Sony SIX has provided the foundation for this success.
“The addition of Mahabali Shera to our roster has won us even more newfans, thanks to his ring presence and signature Shera Shuffle dance that continues to catch fire.
“We are proud to send Shera back for a hero’s welcome in India, along with EC3 and Rebel, for this expansive multi-city media tour and I can’t wait to see the reaction to the announcement they are going to make. I’m also hopeful that John will discover another future Indian star to join Shera on our diverse and incomparable roster.”
Catering to the sustained demand for TNA on Sony SIX, this announcement marks a significant investment, cultivating the growth of professional wrestling entertainment viewership across the Indian market.