PWL-The New Big League

With the objective of ushering a new era for the business of sports in India, the first world-class venture that ProSportify has embarked upon is the launch of the Pro-Wrestling League (PWL) in association with the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). PWL represents a huge leap in the history of possibly the oldest combat sport in human history. It is also the richest wrestling event ever, with the League offering a whopping over Rs 20 crore (over US$ 3 million) in prize money and appearance fees in the inaugural year itself, including a total prize purse of Rs 5 crore.

India has always had a rich tradition in wrestling or ‘Kushti’, with the sport being popular one among people in villages since times immemorial. Wrestling is counted among the most prestigious and oldest events in the Olympic Games, being included in the Olympics in 708 BC. Indian wrestlers have won over 160 medals and 75 awards, with the sport bringing our country immense recognition and glory. PWL is Pro Sportify’s attempt to host mega events to ensure that wrestling as a sport not just continues on its journey of growth, but brings more laurels and recognition to the country and attracts quality wrestlers from India and the world. PWL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProSportify which has plans to expand in the business of sports leagues not just in India, but globally.


  • A whopping over US$ 3 million in prize money and appearance fees
  • Total prize purse of Rs 5 crore
  • Six teams, 66 wrestlers
  • 42 Indian and 24 foreign international wrestlers
  • 20 Olympic medalists in a single league
  • Unique format of two-day leg in each city
  • Excellent promotional platform for Gen Next Indian wrestlers
  • Pan India reach – North, South, East and West
  • Live TV Broadcast across 150 countries

PWL-Game strategy & Players

PWL, the richest wrestling event ever, will have a star cast of icons including the poster boy of Indian wrestling Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Amit Kumar (India’s great medal hope for the 2016 Rio Olympics), Bajrang Kumar, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The PWL will have city-based franchisee teams and will be played in six cities across North, South, East and West Zones in India. Each team will have 11 players – a mix of Indians and foreigners, both men and women. In the inaugural year, PWL will feature a total of 18 ties – 15 in the league phase, two semi-finals and the Grand Finale. Each tie will be contested on the best-of-9 bouts format; interestingly, all nine bouts will be contested in the League Phase. PWL guarantees a minimum of 150 bouts. The League will be played under the PWL rules, conforming to the rules of the United World Wrestling and Wrestling Federation of India.

Some top wrestlers of the world have confirmed their participation in the League. Jordan Burroughs of the United States, the current Olympic champion and world champion in 74kg category, has confirmed his participation, and so have many other top wrestlers, including Adeline Gray, who won her third World Championship Gold recently.

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