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Team Bengaluru pose for a groupfie ahead of the start of the action from ThursdayPro Wrestling League / Facebook

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
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