Rohit Raju

Feb 11, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name:
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 163 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 20, 1980
From: Saginaw, Michigan
Pro Debut: 2008
Trained By: Xavier Justice
Finishing Move: Dragons Wings

Biography

– Debuted under the name ‘Hakim Zane’ in the late-2000s
– On February 10, 2013, Zane, TD Thomas & Rhino defeated Petey Williams, Vinnie Scarboni & Truth Martini to retain Rhino’s XICW Midwest Title and win the XICW Tag Team Titles for Zane & Thomas
– On April 14, Zane & Thomas defeated Eddie Venom in a Handicap Match to retain the XICW Tag Team Titles
– On May 19, Zane & Thomas defeated The Pain Killers (Donnie & Jacob Hollows) to retain the XICW Tag Team Titles
– On June 9, Zane & Thomas again defeated The Pain Killers to retain the XICW Tag Team Titles
– On July 21, Zane & Thomas defeated The Fun Lovin’ Criminals (Jaimy Coxxx & The DBA) to retain the XICW Tag Team Titles
– On February 9, 2014, Zane & Jacob Hollows defeated Caleb Stills & Justin Mane to win the vacant UCW Tag Team Titles
– On April 27, Zane defeated The DBA to win the XICW Midwest Title
– On May 31, Zane defeated Sonjay Dutt & The DBA to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On July 5, Zane defeated The DBA in a Cage Match to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On July 13, Zane defeated N8 Mattson to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On August 3, Zane defeated Zach Gowen to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On September 14, Zane defeated Paul Bowser to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On October 4, Zane defeated TD Thomas to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On October 19, Zane defeated Willie Watts to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On January 17, 2015, Zane defeated Chris Sabin, Owen Travers & Caleb Stills to win the vacant XICW Light Heavyweight Title
– On March 1, Zane defeated Caleb Stills to retain the XICW Light Heavyweight Title
– On March 21, Zane defeated Owen Travers to retain the XICW Light Heavyweight Title
– On June 28, Zane defeated Donnie Hollows, Jake Something & Orlando Christopher to win the XICW Xtreme Intense Title
– On July 18, Zane defeated Orlando Christopher to retain the XICW Xtreme Intense Title
– On July 26, Zane defeated Father Time to retain the XICW Xtreme Intense Title
– On February 27, 2016, Zane defeated Danny Shay & Krimson to win the UCW Heavyweight Title
– On April 9, Zane defeated Jake Something to retain the UCW Heavyweight Title
– On June 5, Zane defeated Rhino to win the XICW Midwest Title
– On July 9, Zane defeated Robbie E to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On August 7, Zane defeated Matt Cross to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On September 24, Zane fought MVP to a double-DQ to retain the XICW Midwest Title
– On November 25, Zane defeated Jake Something & Danny Shay to retain the UCW Heavyweight Title
– On March 17, 2017, Zane defeated Orlando Christopher & Gavin Quinn to win the Superkick’d King Of The Six Title
– In April 2017, Zane began competing regularly for Impact
– In 2018, Zane changed his ringname to ‘Rohit Raju’ in Impact, but continued under Hakim Zane on the indies
– In March 2018, Raju and Gursinder Singh formed The Desi Hit Squad
– At One Night Only: Zero Fear, The Desi Hit Squad defeated Dustin Quicksilver & Aiden Prince
– On August 25, 2019, The Desi Hit Squad defeated Aiden Prince & Brent Banks to win the BCW Tag Team Titles
– On November 24, Zane defeated Myron Reed in the final of a tournament to become the first Glory Pro Midwest Territory Champion
– On December 28, Zane defeated PACO to win the AAW Heritage Title
– On January 24, 2020, Zane defeated PACO to retain the AAW Heritage Title
– At Sacrifice 2020, Raju defeated Corey Storm
– At Emergence 2020, Raju defeated Chris Bey & TJP to win the Impact X-Division Title
– On September 5, Raju defeated Crazzy Steve to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On September 22, Raju defeated Trey Miguel to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On October 1, Zane defeated Travis Titan to retain the AAW Heritage Title
– At Victory Road 2020, Zane retained the Impact X-Division Title, losing to Willie Mack by countout
– On October 10, Zane defeated Kylie Rae to retain the Glory Pro Midwest Territory Title
– At Bound For Glory 2020, Raju defeated Jordynne Grace, Chris Bey, Willie Mack, TJP & Trey in a Scramble Match to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On November 10, Raju defeated TJP to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– At Turning Point 2020, Raju defeated Cousin Jake to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On December 1, Raju defeated Crazzy Steve to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On January 30, 2021, Zane defeated 1 Called Manders to retain the Glory Pro Midwest Territory Title
– On August 22, Zane defeated Ethan Price to retain the Glory Pro Midwest Territory Title
– On September 2, Zane defeated Ace Austin to win the AAW Heritage Title
– On October 1, Zane defeated Ace Austin & Myron Reed to retain the AAW Heritage Title
– On October 3, Zane defeated Danhausen to retain the Glory Pro Midwest Territory Title
– On October 30, Zane defeated Frontman Jah, Ace Perry & Arez to retain the AAW Heritage Title
– Raju left Impact upon the expiry of his contract at the end of 2021
– Raju began appearing on AEW’s Youtube shows in 2022
– In mid-2023, Raju largely abandoned the ‘Hakim Zane’ moniker
– On September 24, Raju defeated Dan The Dad to win the A1 Zero Gravity Title
– On November 19, Raju defeated Kody Lane, Tootie Lynn & ATM to retain the A1 Zero Gravity Title
– On December 17, Raju defeated Kody Lane to retain the A1 Zero Gravity Title
– On December 30, Raju defeated Allie Katch by DQ to retain the A1 Zero Gravity Title
– On February 4, 2024, Raju defeated Max Caster & Dan The Dad to retain the A1 Zero Gravity Title
– On February 23, Raju & Karam defeated Russ Jones & Schaff to win the AAW Tag Team Titles

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