The former NBA star Satnam Singh recently made a shocking debut in AEW. He had signed a deal with the promotion last September and made his debut following the main event of Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite. He recently spoke about how he decided to join AEW instead of WWE.
Satnam Singh talks about signing with AEW
While speaking with Ruby Arora, he commented on what led to his decision to sign with AEW over WWE. He believed that he would create history by debuting in AEW and he is the first Indian-born star to sign with the promotion. He also revealed that he had given trials for WWE but instead chose AEW as his destination. Here is what he said:
“I had given trials for WWE as well and I liked it very much as well. I liked AEW as well. AEW is brand new, it’s only been a couple of years, right? And it’s really fire. I thought that if I go to AEW, I would be the first again. The first wrestler from India. I will make another history for India in AEW….If I go to WWE, that would be amazing but amazing why? Because they already have Indian people over there, they have Indian wrestler. Why don’t I go start there where there are no Indian guys and create history again after reaching there? Not for me, for the Indian wrestlers. For everyone.”
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On the last week’s edition of AEW Dynamited, The 7 foot 3 former NBA player had attacked Samoa Joe after he beat Minoru Suzuki to win the ROH World Television Championship. Singh appeared in the ring to join Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt in attacking Joe. The segment was criticized due to the lights going out and Singh appearing instead of a bigger name that fans had expected due to history. We will have to see what AEW has in store for him.