Mumbai to meet Haryana in PWL opener

Mumbai Maharathi and Haryana Hammers will participate in the opening fixture of the Pro Wrestling League Season Two, which begins on January 2 at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

Mumbai Garuda was the champion in the first season of the Pro Wrestling League.   -  Sandeep Saxena

Mumbai Maharathi and Haryana Hammers will participate in the opening fixture of the Pro Wrestling League Season Two, which begins on January 2 at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

Delhi Sultans, Jaipur Ninjas, Mumbai Maharathi, UP Dangal, NCR Punjab Royals and Haryana Hammers will compete for a prize purse of Rs. 15 crore.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, President, WFI said,”We are very excited to be back with season two of PWL which is much bigger and better than the previous season. With the kind of participation that we have for this year’s edition across the globe, it has indeed given a rise to the popularity of the league even before it started.”

The league will witness 15 matches in the league phase followed by two semifinals on January 17th and 18th. The four-group toppers will then advance to the finals to be held on January 19, 2017.

'Exciting league format'

The tournament will witness a total of 54 wrestlers participating. The matches will be played in 9 categories out of which 57, 65, 70, 74 and 97 kg are male categories and 48, 53, 58 and 69-75 kg are female categories.

“The PWL has a combination of the best of Indian and international grapplers in this exciting league format that seeks to thrill and inspire the wrestling fans here. The level of the tournament is quite high, with some of the world champions and olympic medalists participating in this fun format,” added Kartikeya Sharma, Founder & Promoter, ProSportify.

Pro Wrestling League Season Two will be broadcast on Sony Max and Sony ESPN with Hindi and English feed.The matches will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm everyday.