IMPACT Wrestling star Bhupinder Gujjar, who is the second Indian to sign a contract with the promotion recently spoke about his inspiration. Like many other stars, he also had a childhood hero whom he grew up watching. Bhupinder Gujjar named the former IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, Samoa Joe as his inspiration.
Bhupinder Gujjar says he loved watching Samoa Joe
During a recent Virtual Media Tour, we asked Bhupinder to reveal his pro-wrestling idol and he namedropped Samoa Joe. He said that he did not get much opportunity in India back in the day and decided to move for training. Bhupinder then revealed that he loved to watch ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ inside the squared circle.
Bhupinder Gujjar said[as transcribed by MMAIndia]: “My biggest motivation was Samoa Joe. I loved watching his stuff, so from him I got inspiration to do more and more wrestling.”
Samoa Joe made his return to wrestling at the ROH: Supercard of Honor pay-per-view. He made his way out to the ring after the conclusion of the main event to save Jonathan Greshman after Jay Lethal, and Sonjay Dutt attacked the latter. Joe was released from WWE earlier this year.
During the media tour, Bhupinder was then asked which IMPACT Wrestling stars he is looking forward to facing now that he has joined the promotion. He named Josh Alexander and Moose.
Here is what Bhupinder Gujjar said: “I would like to face Josh Alexander and Moose. These two I love and I want to work with them and definitely I’m going to learn a lot from them, there’s no doubt. But these two guys are like the top in the company, so if I get a chance I would like to face the two of them.”
Fans in India can watch IMPACT Wrestling on Eurosport.