Pune: Amanpreet Singh Randhawa, an Indian wrestler popularly known as Mahabali Shera who competes in Impact Wrestling was part of the roster which performed in Mumbai from May 29 to June 1.
It was for the first time in history that Impact Wrestlers came down to Mumbai and had their show in the country which will be broadcasted over the world. Sakal Times caught up with Mahabali Shera who threw some light on life as a wrestler.
Here are the excerpts:
What is your gym regime? What is your fitness mantra?
My fitness mantra is nothing but keeping myself healthy and be in the best shape possible. And I cannot compromise or discontinue my workout. Where I am today it is just because of my fitness.
What is your diet?
Ten eggs in the morning with banana’s and oats, protein shakes. Chicken rice and then in lunch something heavy. And after sometime again something to eat and if I get time then in the evening I go for cardio. I eat around 5-6 meals a day.
Years you have spent in this career?
I had started wrestling in the year 2012, at that time I had done wrestling for only three months and then there was a gap of two and a half years and then later in 2014 I had been signed by the Team Impact Wrestling in Mumbai. So I have an experience of around two and a half years. For two and a half years I have been with Impact.
What will be your message for aspiring wrestlers?
My message would be, you see someone and become a fan that’s okay. One can go into any sport but it shouldn’t be a situation of following the flock without any result. If you are absolutely focused and serious about it and are willing to take efforts only then go ahead for it, don’t ruin your future. Be determined for the future that you want to do this and then reach that level of success and make your parents proud.
From where do you find your inspiration?
It comes internally to me. It is not like I saw someone and felt that I want to do this. I have never followed anyone ever. I internally felt that I want to do this. I was highly driven for it, my inner power kept saying that I want to achieve something, it kept pushing me. I feel good with myself. My fight is with me only not with anybody else. I don’t keep saying to anyone that “I want to become like him” or anything. I want to become something that is my personal identity.
In India do you think wrestling can grow and if yes then how?
First of all, it’s not ‘can grow or not’ because it is definitely growing and secondly in India wrestling is already on the second position of fame, first being Cricket which everybody knows. Wrestling goes way back in India. We have been watching wrestling since a very long time here. We have had passion for this sport. Impact wrestling coming to India and shooting 4 episodes, this is a nice beginning and it has encouraged our Indian talent. Whoever has interest in wrestling, they will get their chance to move forward.
How do you feel to represent India in Impact Wrestling?
Being the first Indian wrestler I have many responsibilities. The first is that I am representing my country in Impact Wrestling and something even happier for me is that, I am going to fight against those American wrestlers in India so I just cannot describe how I happy I am. This was a dream come true.