Tiger Ali Singh

Last updated
Tiger Ali Singh
Tiger Ali Singh in Brampton - 2018 (29303924108) (cropped).jpg
Singh in 2019
Birth nameGurjit Singh Hans [1]
Born (1971-03-09) March 9, 1971 (age 49) [2]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [1] [2]
Spouse(s)Harmeet Hans (m. 1995)
Family Tiger Jeet Singh (father) [3] Sukhjit Hans (mother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mick Hans [4]
Tiger Ali Singh [3]
Tiger Jeet Singh, Jr. [5] [6]
Billed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) [3]
Billed weight275 lb (125 kg) [3]
Billed from"Asia" [3]
Trained by Antonio Inoki [6]
Ron Hutchison [5]
Sweet Daddy Siki [5]
DebutNovember 1992 [1]

Gurjit Singh Hans (born March 9, 1971) is a Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1997 to 2002 under the ring name Tiger Ali Singh. He is the son of professional wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh. [1] [3]


Professional wrestling career

Early career (1992–1997)

Hans trained to be a professional wrestler by Antonio Inoki in the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Dojo and under Ron Hutchison and Sweet Daddy Siki at Sully's Gym in Toronto. He debuted as a professional wrestler in November 1992 under the ring name "Tiger Jeet Singh, Jr.", teaming with his father against Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto in a tag team match for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. [1] [5] [6]

World Wrestling Federation (1997–2002)

Singh (top) performing the Tiger Bomb on Viscera in 2013. Tiger Ali Singh bulldog.jpg
Singh (top) performing the Tiger Bomb on Viscera in 2013.

Singh signed with the World Wrestling Federation in January 1997, with the signing announced at a press conference at SkyDome in Toronto. [2] Singh's most notable accomplishment in the company occurred in 1997, when he won the second WWF Kuwait Cup Tournament, held on April 9, 1997 in Kuwait City. He defeated Owen Hart in the finals to become the second and final WWF Kuwait Cup winner. [7] He would also participate and be managed by his father at the WWF's United Kingdom-exclusive pay-per-view event One Night Only on September 20, 1997, facing off against and defeating Leif Cassidy. [8] [9]

He made his official WWF debut on the April 21, 1997 episode of Raw . [7] He would disappear from WWF television until the Attitude Era. His gimmick was that of a rich and arrogant heir to a fortune (similar to Ted DiBiase's character). [3] He came to the ring accompanied by a manservant named Babu, and would pay random people in the audience each week to perform humiliating stunts. [7] On the Sunday night Heat before Survivor Series (1998), Singh lost to Val Venis and at Capital Carnage he defeated Edge. at the Royal Rumble (1999), Singh competed in the royal rumble match where he was eliminated by Mabel. On Sunday Night Heat before St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Singh faced Billy Gunn which ended in a no contest. on Sunday Night Heat before WrestleMania XV, Singh competed in a Battle Royal to determine #1 contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championship which was won by D'Lo Brown and Test and at No Mercy (UK), Singh defeated Gillberg.

Singh was later sent to Puerto Rico to work on his in-ring skills. He returned in late 2000 as the manager of Lo Down (D'Lo Brown and Chaz). Lo Down and Singh were eventually sent to International Wrestling Association in Puerto Rico, removing them from WWF programming as The Invasion of 2001 started. Down in IWA, Singh became a two-time tag team champion. [2] [10] He eventually suffered what he claimed was a career-ending injury and was sent home to Toronto to recover. He was later released from his contract in July 2002. [1]

Retirement (2002–2008)

The following month, Singh filed a $7 million lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment. Among his claims were that his career-ending injury was the result of being forced to wrestle in the rain while in Puerto Rico. He also accused other WWE wrestlers of frequently calling him "taxi driver", and that he was the victim of a stunt in 1999 where his turban was stuffed with garbage. WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt countered by noting that the company was not responsible for any injuries occurring in a different organization, and that Singh's contract could legally be ended if he suffered an injury. [2]

Independent circuit (2008–present)

In late-2008, Hans, under the new ring name "Mick Hans", returned to wrestling as a part of the HUSTLE promotion in Japan. He made his return by teaming up with his father in a tag team match against Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka. [11] [4]

On June 5, 2010, Singh won a battle royal for MPW Wrestling.

On September 24, 2011, Singh and Daivari defeated Kaine and Darkko for SCW Wrestling.

On July 1, 2013, at an event called TigerFest, Singh and Harry Smith defeated Big Daddy V, Rhino and Darkko in a handicap match.

On July 1, 2014, at another event called TigerFest, Singh and Rhino match ended in a no contest which led to another match where Singh, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Sonjay Dutt defeated Rhino, Soa Amin and Steve Corino in a best 2 out of 3 falls match, falls count anywhere match.

Championships and accomplishments

Related Research Articles

DLo Brown American professional wrestler

Accie Julius Connor, better known by his ring name D'Lo Brown, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to Impact Wrestling as producer. He is well known for his time in WWE where he is a former WWE Intercontinental Championship and WWE European Championship four times. He is also known for his appearances in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he held the NWA World Tag Team Championship, Ring of Honor and in Japan with the promotions All Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Noah. He also was the longest active member of the Nation of Domination.

Al Snow American professional wrestler, promoter, trainer and actor

Allen Ray Sarven is an American professional wrestler, actor, and professional wrestling trainer and promoter better known by his ring name Al Snow. He is best known for his in-ring work in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Snow has also held various backstage positions for professional wrestling promotions. Snow worked as a road agent for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2010 to 2017 and has owned Ohio Valley Wrestling since 2018.

Super Crazy Mexican professional wrestler

Francisco Islas Rueda is a Mexican professional wrestler, or luchador, best known by his ring name Super Crazy. In Mexico, Islas has worked for AAA (AAA) and made appearances for various independent promotions but is not currently associated with one specific Mexican promotion. As Super Crazy, Islas gained American exposure by working for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) between 1998 and 2000 and for World Wrestling Entertainment between 2005 and 2008. He has also toured Japan on several occasions, working for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Pro Wrestling Zero-One (Zero-1), All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) and Pro Wrestling Noah.

Savio Vega Puerto Rican professional wrestler

Juan Rivera is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler and is currently signed to Major League Wrestling. He is known for his work in the World Wrestling Council, where he won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship three times and the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship three times. During the 1990s, he worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), initially under a mask as Kwang. He later portrayed Savio Vega, the eventual leader of a Puerto Rican stable, Los Boricuas.

Mr. Fuji American professional wrestler and manager

Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara was an American professional wrestler and manager, known professionally by his ring name Mr. Fuji. He was famous for often throwing salt in the eyes of fan favorite wrestlers. Notable wrestlers and stables managed by him include the Legion of Doom, Yokozuna and Demolition.

Donald Callis is a Canadian professional wrestling color commentator and executive, as well as a former professional wrestler and manager. For most of his career he has been known as either Cyrus or Don Callis. He first gained international attention working under the name The Jackyl working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Callis is currently Impact Wrestling's co-executive vice president. He also worked for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) as an English language commentator on NJPW World.

Mosh (wrestler) American professional wrestler

Charles Warrington is an American professional wrestler best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation. He is currently performing under the ring name Mosh as one-half of the tag team The Headbangers along with Thrasher.

Jeffrey Bradley is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1995 to 1996 as a member of Dudley family under the ring name Dudley Dudley.

Steve Williams (wrestler) American professional and amateur wrestler, football player and author

Steven Williams was an American professional wrestler, former collegiate football player, and amateur wrestler at the University of Oklahoma. Williams was known as "Dr. Death", a nickname he acquired in junior high school.

Brian Lee (wrestler) American professional wrestler

Brian Lee Harris is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling, Smoky Mountain Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Brian Lee and with the World Wrestling Federation as Chainz and an imposter version of his real-life cousin The Undertaker.

Money Inc. was a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from February 1992 to August 1993. The team consisted of "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster (I.R.S.). They held the WWF Tag Team Championship three times, defeating the Legion of Doom, the Natural Disasters and the Steiner Brothers for the title. In addition they had a feud with the Mega-Maniacs. After Money Inc. split up, DiBiase and Schyster were reunited in two stables, the Million Dollar Corporation and the New World Order, and have made several television appearances during special episodes of Raw.

Mikel Scicluna Maltese professional wrestler

Mikel Scicluna was a Maltese professional wrestler who gained his fame during the 1960s and 1970s.

Akihisa Mera, better known as The Great Kabuki, is a Japanese retired professional wrestler. He is famous as the first to blow Asian mist in his opponents' faces.

Barry Horowitz is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Tiger Jeet Singh Indo-Canadian professional wrestler

Jagjeet Singh Hans is an Indo-Canadian semi-retired professional wrestler, known better by his ring name Tiger Jeet Singh. He was known for his elaborate ring entrances, and generally performed as a heel. He wrestled in Japan for 22 years and was the first professional wrestler in Japan to defeat sumo wrestler Wajima Hiroshi. He held Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling's World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship and headlined the company's flagship event Anniversary Show in 1992.

Gama Singh Canadian professional and amateur wrestler

Gadowar Singh Sahota ; born December 8, 1954) is an Indian-Canadian semi-retired professional wrestler known as Gama Singh and Great Gama currently signed with Impact Wrestling as a manager for Desi Hit Squad. Sahota was a villainous mainstay and top attraction in Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in Calgary for much of the 1970s and 1980s. Sahota also wrestled internationally in Japan, South Africa, Germany, Kuwait, Dubai, Oman, Australia, the United States and the Caribbean. He also worked sporadically, mostly on overseas tours, for Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1980-86. His nephew is former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.

Pablo Márquez is an Ecuadorian professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances in the United States throughout the 1990s, including stints with Extreme Championship Wrestling under his birth name and under the ring names El Puerto Riqueño and Ubas and with the World Wrestling Federation as Babu.

Umanosuke Ueda Japanese professional wrestler

Hiroshi Ueda was a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Umanosuke Ueda. During his wrestling career, Ueda primarily stood out for wrestling with bleached blonde hair, a practice which was rare in his day but later became more common. His ring name was inspired by samurai warrior and Shinsengumi member Umanosuke Ueda.

In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede 1997 World Wrestling Federation pay-per-view event

In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede was the sixteenth In Your House professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which took place on July 6, 1997, at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The card of the event consisted of four matches.

Kawasaki Dream was a professional wrestling supercard produced by the Japanese professional wrestling promotion International Wrestling Association (IWA). The event took place on August 20, 1995 at the Kawasaki Stadium in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. The event was a huge success for the promotion drawing a crowd of 28,757 attendants, the largest crowd for an IWA Japan show and it was the most successful and biggest show of the promotion.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Harris M. Lentz III (2015). Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling, 2d ed. McFarland & Company. p. 320. ISBN   978-1-4766-0505-0.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Tiger Ali Singh: ("Mick" Hans, Tiger Jeet Singh Jr)". NRIInternet.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Tiger Ali Singh". WWF.com (via Wayback Machine). World Wrestling Federation. December 2, 1998. Archived from the original on December 2, 1998. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. 1 2 "Tiger Jr. back...with a bang". Burlington Post . December 5, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 "SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Tiger Ali Singh". Canoe.com . Postmedia Network . Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  6. 1 2 3 "Tiger Ali Singh ready to take on the world". Canoe.com . Postmedia Network. 1997. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  7. 1 2 3 Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling. 2: WWF 1990–1999. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN   B00RWUNSRS.
  8. "One Night Only". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  9. Martin, Fin. "The Complete History of Wrestling On Pay-Per-View". Power Slam . Issue 223/March 2013. p. 16/17.
  10. 1 2 "IWA World Tag Team Championship history".
  11. "HUSTLE Hustle Tour 2008 – Tag 9". Cagematch.net. November 20, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2015.