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Badshah Khan from Jammu and Kashmir to debut in WWE

Last Updated on October 30, 2020 at 11:40 am

A boy from a village of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir has made the whole Union Territory proud. After a struggle of many years, he is all set to make his debut in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Badshah Khan’s real name is Arif Saleem Bohru and he is 24. He is a resident of Neel village in Banihal belt of Ramban and is getting trained at the Khali’s Wrestling academy in Jalandhar. He is 6 feet and 2 inches tall with a chest of 48 inches, Biceps 18 inches and weight 105 kgs.

Badshah Khan said that he was interested in wrestling since his childhood days. He didn’t want to leave UT but the lack of scope and infrastructure forced him to go to Jalandhar. He said that after passing his 12th class exams, he joined an academy for getting training. Since then, he has participated in many state and national level championships and even won several of them. He is excited to showcase his talent in the WWE in the coming months.

Badshah mentioned that his dream of being the best wrestler of the world never lets him sleep peacefully. His interest towards wrestling started when he was in Kindergarten class. He would watch WWE on TV and admire wrestlers. His parents also supported him. He is also getting training from prominent wrestlers like Chris Masters.

Answering a general myth, he said that inside the ring almost every wrestler looks furious but once they are outside it, they are generally very cool.

He believes that in order to achieve one’s goals, one has to face a lot of difficulties. However, if one shows consistency and hard work, then nothing can stop them from achieving their goals. Talking about the scene of wrestling in J&K, he said that there is no one to promote wrestling here.

He is also hopeful that after his stint in WWE, he will teach wrestling to the youth of J&K. He also expressed his concern over lack of facilities in J&K which pushes wrestlers to choose other socially convenient professions. In the end, he requested the people of J&K to promote wrestling like other sports.