Veer Mahaan

Jul 1, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Rinku Singh Rajput
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: August 8, 1988
From: Gopiganj, Utter Pradesh (India)
Resides: Orlando, Florida
Pro Debut: May 31, 2018
Trained By: WWE Performance Center
Finishing Move: Diving Elbow Drop


– Singh grew up in poverty in India, though still excelled at javelin
– In 2008, Singh won the reality show ‘The Million Dollar Arm’, a competition to find the best baseball pitcher in India. He had never heard of baseball before entering the show!
– Following the contest, Singh moved to Los Angeles and underwent further training with USC’s Tom House
– In November 2008, Singh was signed to the Pittsburgh Pirates after impressing in an open trial
– Singh spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Gulf Coast League Pirates, one of the Pittsburgh Pirates feeder teams
– In 2011 and 2012, Singh spent time in the Dominican and Australian baseball leagues
– Singh missed almost all of the 2013-15 seasons with various arm injuries. He re-signed with the Pirates in 2015, but would make no further appearances
– In January 2018, Singh signed a WWE contract
– Singh (under his real name) wrestled his first match at an NXT live event on May 31, 2018, losing to Kassius Ohno
– In early 2019, Singh began teaming with Saurav Gurjar at NXT live events. The pair would eventually become known as ‘Indus Sher’
– Indus Sher made their televised debut on the March 25, 2020 episode of NXT, attacking Matt Riddle
– In May 2021, after nearly a year of inactivity, Singh re-debuted on Raw as ‘Veer’, one of Jinder Mahal’s henchmen
– In the 2021 Draft, Mahal was drafted to Smackdown, whilst Veer remained on Raw
– In November 2021, vignettes began airing to promote the upcoming re-debut of the slightly-renamed Veer Mahaan on Raw. Unfortunately, it would be a full six months before he actually made an appearance, leading to his upcoming debut becoming a running joke amongst fans
– On April 11, Mahaan finally wrestled his ‘first’ match on Raw, defeating Dominik Mysterio
– In September 2022, Mahaan returned to NXT, reforming his tag team with Saurav Gurjar (now named Sanga)

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