'The Great Khali' hints at introducing wrestling in Dehradun

  • Hindustan Times, Shalender Kalra
  • Updated: Jan 07, 2015 20:32 IST

International wrestler and former WWE champion, 'The Great Khali' has hinted at promoting the WWE style of wrestling in India.

A close associate of the wrestler said the Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat asked him to hold a wrestling show at Dehradun for promoting the national games 2018.

Khali, who hails from this district, held a joint press conference with Rawat Monday evening. International shooter Jaispal rana also accompanied the duo.

Interacting with Hindustan Times, Khali said his wrestling academy would be functional at Jalandhar in Punjab soon in which a group of wrestlers would be prepared. He said trained wrestlers of India and even foreign countries may be a part of the first show.

Khali added that a WWE coach was arriving in India to impart training to probable wrestlers. "Other state governments should also introduce a sports policy like Uttarakhand" he added.

"I am in the field of wrestling for the past 14 years…now I want to do something for those who wanted to make their career in wrestling. It is very unfortunate that youth of the country is involved in drug addiction," the famed wrestler added.

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