About

About

Pro Wrestling League

Pro Wrestling League(PWL) is the biggest Olympic wrestling league in the country.An initiative of ProSportify and Wrestling Federation of India, PWL is the richest wrestling event ever. Instituted in the year 2015, PWL have successfully completed two editions. PWL has become the biggest Olympic Sporting League in the Country with a squad of 6 teams, 54 players,Olympic medalists and World Champions.

PRIZE MONEY

The league offers a prize purse of Rupees 15 crore including the total prize purse of Rs. 3 crore. PWL with 6 city-based franchisee teams holds a Pan-India reachwith a team that hosts 9 players – 5 Indians, 4 international, 5 men, 4 women. Each tie is contested on the best of 7 bouts formats; interestingly all seven bouts are contested in the League Phase.

BOUTS & RULES

PWL guarantees a minimum of 150 bouts. The League strictly conforms to the rules of United World Wrestling and Wrestling Federation of India.

TV COVERAGE

With a LIVE telecast on Sony Max, SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD, Season 2 garnered 10.9 crore cumulative coverage in 18 days with a 1.4 crore average daily reach (Source: BARC) that doubled up the success rate of the first season crossing 3.2 core average daily reach. 

 

#PWL3

With successful completion of two seasons of Pro Wrestling League, Khel Fauladi is set to bang the mats from 9th January 2018. With an assemblage of 11 Olympic medalists, 23 Olympians and 23 World Champions the third season will be aired LIVE on Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony LIV and Sony WAH from 7pm to 9om every day. Adding to the success fervor, PWL will be showcasing Greco Roman bouts for the first time in the history of Pro Wrestling League. 

 

HERITAGE & LEGACY

WRESTLING, the sport, is almost as old as the human civilization. As a competitive sport, it had been contested at the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC. When the modern Olympics resumed in Athens in 1896, wrestling became a focus of the Games. Since 1900, it became an integral part of Olympic Games.

India has a rich tradition in wrestling too. Since time immemorial it was a popular sport among people in the villages. Unlike the modern sport, the ‘Dangals’ then were organized in sand ‘akharas’. Thousands of people would gather around the ‘akhara’ and egg on the mat men. After the bout the winner would go around the crowd and people would offer him cash as reward for his victory.

The Sport in India has a mythological connect too. Greek Gods too are depicted as keen wrestlers.

Name of Gama Pehlwan is inscribed in the folklore of Indian wrestling. But when K D Jadhav secured a bronze in Helsinki Games – India’s first individual Olympic medal – the sport got a boost.

Following Jadhav’s footsteps several Indian wrestlers were knocking on the doorstep of Olympic glory. But despite their best effort by the likes of Ved Prakash, Sudesh and Premanth among others, an Olympic medal eluded them.

Then came Sushil Kumar at 2008 Beijing Games - his bronze there turned around the scene of wrestling in India. Wrestling emerged as a popular sport and Sushil its best Brand Ambassador. His silver in the next Games in London and also a bronze for YogeshwarDutt acted as perfect icing on the cake.

Young Amit, Bajrang and many others now inspired by these heroes are determined to keep up the tradition at the next Olympic Games in Rio. In the wake of Sushi and Yogeshwar’s brilliance, young women wrestlers are also performing exceedingly well. Geeta, Babita, Vinesh are on the right course even as AlkaTomar and GeetikaJakhar have already performed well.Sakshi Malik has undoubtedly returned with glorious results adding an Olympic medal to India’s medal standing.

Brilliance of these matpersons has set up the stage for the big league. On the mat, India has emerged as a power to reckon with.

 

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NCR Punjab Royals

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