Just a day is left for the inaugural season of the Pro Wrestling League to begin in India. The first-of-its-kind tournament in the country features a lot of domestic and overseas amateur wrestlers representing various franchises, and we can expect to get a glimpse of blood, sweat, and tears, once the matches are underway.
Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Geeta Phogat and many more remain the headliners of this wrestling tournament, which features a total of six sides. The teams will have a total of nine wrestlers each -- five men and four women.
Female Ukrainian wrestler Oksana Herhel is the most expensive wrestler of the tournament; she was bought by Team Haryana for Rs 41.3 lakh in the Pro Wrestling League 2015 auction. Team Haryana also features Yogeshwar. Sushil, meanwhile, is the 'Icon' wrestler of Team Uttar Pradesh, while Geeta remains the 'Icon' for Team Punjab.
Team Mumbai, Team Bengaluru and Team Delhi are the other three sides in the competion. Catch the full list of team names and their venues here.
In India, Sony Max, Sony Pal (Hindi feed), and Sony Six (English feed) will showcase the matches.
The schedule of matches for the league phase are below. The four top teams qualify for the playoffs.
|Date||Home team||Away team||Time||Venue|
|10 Dec||Dilli Veer||Punjab Royals||7 pm||K.D. Jadhav Stadium, Delhi|
|11 Dec||Haryana Hammers||Bengaluru Yodhas||7 pm||K.D. Jadhav Stadium, Delhi|
|12 Dec||Mumbai Garuda||UP Warriors||7 pm||K.D. Jadhav Stadium, Delhi|
|13 Dec||Punjab Royals||Haryana Hammers||7 pm||Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana|
|14 Dec||Mumbai Garuda||Bengaluru Yodhas||7 pm||Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana|
|15 Dec||Punjab Royals||UP Warriors||7 pm||Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana|
|16 Dec||Haryana Hammers||Dilli Veer||7 pm||Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon|
|17 Dec||Bengaluru Yodhas||Punjab Royals||7 pm||Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon|
|18 Dec||Dilli Veer||Mumbai Garuda||7 pm||Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon|
|19 Dec||UP Warriors||Bengaluru Yodhas||7 pm||GBU Indoor stadium, Noida|
|20 Dec||Punjab Royals||Mumbai Garuda||7 pm||GBU Indoor stadium, Noida|
|21 Dec||Dilli Veer||UP Warriors||7 pm||K.D. Jadhav Stadium, Delhi|
|22 Dec||Mumbai Garuda||Haryana Hammers||7 pm||K.D. Jadhav Stadium, Delhi|
|23 Dec||Bengaluru Yodhas||Dilli Veer||7 pm||Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore|
|24 Dec||Haryana Hammers||UP Warriors||7 pm||Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore|