After joining WWE earlier this year, Amanpreet Singh’s time with the sports-entertainment organization has come to an end.
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson is reporting this afternoon that WWE has released Singh — real name Amanpreet Singh Randhawa — from his developmental contract. Johnson confirmed his release with multiple sources.
It’s unclear why WWE cut Singh.
Singh is best known for his time with IMPACT Wrestling under the names Mahabali Shera, Shera, and Khoya, where he wrestled from 2014 through 2017. He parted ways with the company last September after company officials decided not to renew his contract due to budget cuts. His departure did not become public knowledge until his profile was removed from the company’s active roster page on ImpactWrestling.com.
In February, WWE announced that Singh had signed a developmental contract and reported for training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. He made his NXT wrestling debut on March 1 at a live event in Ocala, Florida, beating Dan Matha.
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Singh would not wrestle again until May. From there, he only wrestled sporadically at NXT live events in Florida, with his last match taking place on September 6 in a loss to Brennan Williams. He wrestled a total of 10 matches, but never on television.
While WWE officially referred to him as Amanpreet Singh, he also introduced as Mahabali Shera or just Shera at live events.
Singh broke into wrestling in 2011 as part of a wrestling promotion that IMPACT produced for the Indian television market called Ring Ka King. He won the promotion’s top championship from Sir Brutus Magnus (aka Nick Aldis) in April 2012. IMPACT stopped producing the show that month and Singh, therefore, became the final champion.
Singh joined IMPACT in 2014, where he initially became part of James Storm’s Revolution stable. Storm, however, became abusive toward him and they ended up having a short feud. Singh would go on to have a number mid-card level feuds.
IMPACT’s goal with Singh was for him to become a big star in India since Sony SIX India became the number one television rights revenue source for IMPACT (and still is). When IMPACT held a few television tapings in India last year, Singh won the Sony SIX Invitational Trophy, which was presented by the CEO of Sony SIX India.
Although Singh never made it past mid-card status, IMPACT tried to get him over as a viral sensation with a dance move called the “#SheraShuffle.” The video introducing the dance move (seen below) has drawn over 400,000 views.