WWE signs first Chinese national wrestler

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WWE signs first Chinese national wrestler

The U.S. sports-entertainment giant WWE said it hopes up-and-coming wrestler Bin Wang will help increase WWE’s footprint in China.

This month, the 22-year-old became the first Chinese national to strike a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.

As CCTV’s Steve Mort reports, Bin is now training at his new home in Florida.

WWE signs first Chinese national wrestler

WWE signs first Chinese national wrestler

The U.S. sports-entertainment giant WWE said it hopes up-and-coming wrestler Bin Wang will help increase WWE’s footprint in China. As CCTV’s Steve Mort reports, Bin is now training at his new home in Florida.

Bin Wang is already getting a crash course in being in the spotlight, while at the same time having to adjust to life in the United States.

WWE – a billion dollar entertainment giant – recently announced it would stream its Raw and Smackdown productions in Mandarin for Chinese audiences.

And like Yao Ming, not only is Bin Wang set to perform on a global stage, he’s carrying with him the hopes China’s growing number of wrestling fans.


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