NXT Wrestler, Rinku Singh, Trades in Baseball Diamond for Squared Circle

After Matt Riddle defeated Roderick Strong with his finisher, the Bro Derek, on WWE’s NXT last week, renowned manager Malcolm Bivens came out with his new, nameless tag team.

They proceeded to beat Riddle to a pulp. With Pete Dunn — who’s one half on the NXT tag team champs, the BroserWeights, along with Riddle — stuck in England, Biven said it was the perfect time to attack and make a statement while throwing their collective hat into NXT tag team division.

That’s where it gets interesting.

The newly formed tag team is made up of Saurav Gurjar, an Indian actor, and Rinku Singh, an ex-pitcher who parlayed his win in the Indian game show Million Dollar Arm into a minor-league stint in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system.

Singh and Dinesh Patel are the subjects of the 2014 Disney flick, Million Dollar Arm. The pair became the first Indian players to sign professional baseball contracts with a major American baseball league.

Singh spent five years pitching in the minors in which he posted an impressive 2.79 ERA with a 10-6 record in 148.1 innings of work in 85 games. Patel pitched in two seasons within Pittsburg’s farm system. 

From the looks of Singh’s muscular physique, he’s doing the necessary work outside the ring in order to be successful inside it. 

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NXT’s Rinku Singh stretching out. (Photo: Twitter).

Good luck to the two grapplers, as they look to make a name for themselves within the competitive NXT tag team ranks.

NXT fans are sure to see the duo again, as I’m more than positive they got the BroserWeights’ attention now. 

— Jerry Del Priore 



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