India’s double-Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar will not be joining the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after its vice-President Canyon Ceman revealed that things did not work out with him despite extensive talks.
WWE had approached Sushil in October last year.
“It was hard for us to convince him, from being a national icon of India to come to America where there are no guarantees that he is going to make it through this very competitive system,” Ceman, WWE vice president (talent).
“So it was hard for us to tell him that ‘you leave this amazing life in India and come and risk it all in America where we are not sure of anything’. “The conversation was definitely of mutual interest but it did not work out eventually,” he added.
Dear WWE, we are glad it didn’t work out!