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TNA Wrestling on a talent hunt

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, which is trying to promote pro-wrestling in India, is scouting local talent for recruitment.

"We want to promote wrestling in I think we are going to become successful and the most effective way to promote in is to see who the next talent from is," former Olympic gold medallist and TNA wrestler Kurt Angle told reporters here.

Angle, who is India to promote TNA Wrestling added, "TNA is looking for a wrestler here from India. We are going to obviously have a competition and we will see whom we can get from here. The best thing to do for the country is to recruit from the country. Our first step is to see whom we can get, what wrestler we can get from India to be part of our roster."

Indian wrestler Khali is part of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Six, which is the broadcast partner for TNA said it plans to have 500 hours of programming each year.

"There is a huge sports market in India, though it is still dominated by cricket, we see a huge future for wrestling. We have seen that recently wrestlers and boxers have been winning medals and TNA is a sport of wrestling and entertainment. We will look forward to giving 500 hours of programming each year on Six," Multi Screen Media CEO Man Jit Singh said.

Angle and TNA knockout champion Gail Kim are in the country on a week-long promotion tour and would interact with the fans from Mumbai, Lucknow and Delhi.

They would also meet two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar.

First Published: Mon, December 09 2013. 21:54 IST