WWE has announced the signing of their first Chinese wrestler, Bin Wang in Shanghai. WWE’s plans for Wang is that he relocate from eastern China to their Performance Center in Orlando, Florida in order to sharpen his wrestling skills.
WWE’s announcement “coincides” with their new deal with Chinese streaming service PPTV. This means that WWE’s “Raw” and “Smackdown” will be airing in Mandarin.
Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE’s executive vice president said, “If things work out, we think having Bin would lead to people here talking about the product more. Once the NBA found Yao Ming, they didn’t even need to find a second or third or fourth guy. Once fans got hooked, they followed the same stars are other fans did. He would open the door for them to learn more bout other guys like John Cena and Seth Rollins.”
WWE opened their Performance Center three years ago to train their future superstars. the faculty is equipped with seven rings and it also features acting classes in order to assist their up and coming superstars work on their camera performances.
It’s going to be interesting to see how WWE uses Wang in the future… the 6-ft, 3-in, 220 lb wrestler has previous training in Japan by the 2010 Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki.
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