Pro Wrestling League on the lookout for multi-city event partner, Kubra Sait & Cyrus Broacha host player auctions
After IPL, ISL, Pro Kabaddi, IHL and IPTL it’s time to welcome a promising new entrant to the list of sporting leagues- the PRO Wrestling League- an initiative by ProSportify in association with the Wrestling Federation of India.
The tournament scheduled to be held from December 10-27, 2015 hosted its player auctions yesterday at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, amidst obvious excitement.
Over 50 Indian and international players were put under the hammer at an auction by international auctioneer Bob Hayton. The event was hosted by Anchor Kubra Sait along with Cyrus Broacha who kept the audience entertained with his signature comedy.
Present at the event were Kartikeya Sharma, CMD of ProSportify and Vishal Gurnani, Director, ProSportify along with Bollywood actor Dharmendra.
The format of the auction suggested that every team will have a marquee player and the bid for each player started at the base price of INR 30 lakhs making it the richest wrestling league in the world. What followed was an assessment of business skills and a tough fight between the franchises to pick the players of their choice from a gamut of Indian and international wrestlers.
Kartikeya Sharma, CMD ProSportify& founder of PWL said, “PWL is a major event towards the development of wrestling in India and we are thrilled to be organizing it. It is going to be a game changer in the non-cricket leagues. We had some of the best wrestlers in the world as part of our auction and we hope that each team emerge as a strong competitor to give an action packed event to the fans. It will be our endeavor to focus on the essence of the sport without any compromise and keep the culture and heritage of the sport alive. It is most definitely going to be the most watched sport other than cricket in India.”
Speaking on the eve of the auction, Vishal Gurnani, Director ProSportify said, “We are proud that the world’s first ever professional wrestling league is being launched in India. Over the next few seasons, PWL is all set to emerge as the most successful non-cricket sporting league in India.The tournament will have a strong focus on experiential elements. We will decide, in the next five days, which event agency partner we would want to bring on board to execute the tournament in all 6 cities- Haryana, UP, Mumbai, Bangalore, Punjab, Delhi and, therefore, invite all prospective agencies to please come forward with their respective proposals”.
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