The WWE has been making inroads into India and so it is no surprise if a few of the biggest superstars started taking baby steps in learning a few Bollywood dialogues. An example of that could be seen during Triple H’s visit to Mumbai earlier in October. In one of the many interviews that the former WWE Champion gave, he was asked to recite Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic dialogue from his movie Shahenshah. Triple H, whose real name is Paul Lavesque, was sporting and did do a pretty good job of saying “Rishtey me to hum tumhare baap lagte hai, naam hai Triple-H” swapping the Shahenshah for his own ring name.
Soon after Triple H, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal had visited Delhi. He would be staging his title defence against Kevin Owens in India later in the year. Triple H, apart from being one of the most prominent figures in WWE for two decades, has also taken a number of administrative positions in the company. He came to India as WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative and it was his arrival that fuelled speculation that WWE may undertake a tour of the country. The rise of Jinder Mahal, the first WWE Champion of Indian origin has only boosted the popularity wrestling entertainment stable.
Apart from Jinder Mahal, the likes of Triple H, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker and current stars like The Miz, Roman Reigns and so on have a considerable following in the country. Recently, Kavita Devi became the first Indian woman to sign with the WWE.