Indian Legend Gama Singh Joins Impact Wrestling

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It was announced this evening that legendary Indian wrestler Gama Singh, the real life uncle of former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, has signed with Impact Wrestling in an as yet unannounced role.

Gama Singh, who was also known as The Great Gama, confirmed the news on his new Twitter account, as well as posted a photo on his Instagram of him backstage at Impact Wrestling with LAX’s Konnan and former WWE/WCW legend Haku.

Born in Punjab, India, Gama Singh emigrated to Canada as a young boy, settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. He took to amateur wrestling in the early 70s and headed to Calgary, where he was trained by the legendary Stu Hart in his Dungeon. He would make his Stampede Wrestling debut in 1973, becoming one of the promotion’s biggest villains of the 1970s. He would also work in NJPW, often teaming with fellow Indo-Canadian Tiger Jeet Singh in tag team action.

He was a solid technical wrestler and is remembered for his feuds in Stampede with the likes of Dynamite Kid, Chris Benoit and Owen Hart in the 1980s. During the 1980s, he was the head of the villainous Karachi Vice, leading a stable that included Rhonda Singh (Bertha Faye), Makhan Singh (Bastion Booger), Vokhan Singh (Gary Albright) and others. He also had runs with Mid-South from 1979 to 1980, and during the 80s, was often employed by Vince McMahon Jr. and the WWF for their Middle Eastern tours. He essentially retired in 1992, but has worked one-off appearances for small indie promotions, including Prairie Wrestling Alliance (PWA), around Western Canada.

The most likely scenario would be that Singh would assume a managerial role on television, perhaps taking Global Forged winner Hakim Zane (who has been renamed Rohit Raju as of this week’s tapings) under his “tutelage”.