WWE has signed the company’s first ever Chinese wrestler, a 22 year old named Bin Wang. Wang has been training with wrestling legend Antonio Inoki in Japan, but will be moving to WWE’s performance center in Florida to further his training. The signing was announced at an event in Shanghai alongside an announcement that China will now be able to stream Raw and Smackdown in Mandarin beginning in July thanks to a partnership with PPTV.
Wang has stated that he is honored to be the first ever Chinese talent in WWE history, and complimented the fans, saying “there are no fans in the world that show the same passion as the WWE universe, and I look forward to training and developing my skills so I can perform for them in the future.”
Wang will work to a hopeful NXT debut, and obviously will look to turn NXT success into main roster success. At 6’3” and 220 pounds, he is physically equal to his new coworkers, but only time will tell if his talent will also match up. This signing is one step among many that WWE has been taking to improve their product in China, which will also include the launch of the WWE Network later this year. It’s great to see them making the effort and I’m interested to see what Wang will bring to NXT.
Article by Mrs Jamie Baker